You guys are too kind!!!
Thanks so much!!
Richard.. I agree.. I tried to level it with normalization and by manually adjusting nodes in the envelopes (audio tech stuff, or so I have been told).. but it was difficult.. you should have heard it prior to me doing that!!! One bit was just right.. then too soft.. then when I was talking with Average Joe, I had a HOT MIC... way too loud and blaring to distortion and you could barely hear Joe.. It took longer to "finish" the audio than do the podcast... unreal..
Good news is I have all settings back to normal now.. or at least I think... so 15 should be back to regular.
Richard, I will be skype"ing" you soon.
Again, thanks again all, for hanging in there w/ me and for all the kind comments and emails.