Step 1: Record for real this time
Click the red Record button in the Transport Control toolbar then begin talking or playing. Continue for as long as you want. When you feel you’ve recorded enough, click the Stop button .
Try to aim for a maximum peak of around –6dB (see: dB) or 0.5 if you have your meters set to linear rather than dB.
Tip: Enlarging the Meter Toolbar by clicking and dragging helps considerably with this task.