While creating podcasts, I frequently record conversations over Skype, then import them to Audacity for editing. One of the primary issues I consistently encounter is a difference in the sound levels among callers.
It's important to even out the sounds during editing to make for a pleasant listening experience once the podcast is live. Audacity is good at a lot of things but, unfortunately, not this. It does have tools for equalizing and normalizing, but it doesn't even out sound levels well at all.
August 13, 2008