So this was recorded in garageband and then loaded into Audacity, both are spoken word files. The left audio was recorded with the exact same settings and set up and is zoomed in roughly the same amount as the left. On the left, the ONLY difference is that the client wanted me to add a clap when I mess up my takes so they can edit it out.
I've turned off normalize, I've turned off compression and squeeze, and no matter what I do, the file is super quiet and I have to amplify it by like 20 db to get it to be normal. Can I fix this so it exports like normal and allows clipping from the clap or do I have to amplify in Audacity after the fact?