I'm using the plug-in vocoder for audacity for my robot vocals. However, the effect really lowers the volume. When I increase it to make it fit in with the rest of the project, the clipping ruins the effect. I've all sorts of sound effects on the timeline all different volumes...mostly loud. The vocoder effect is very soft so it's hard to mix. I've used the normalizing and leveler effects to try to smooth them all out no avail. My goal is to burn an audio cd for use in the performing arts. But I've a sneaking suspicion the authoring software is going to sample my loud music tracks thusly throwing off the vocoder tracks even more.
How can I remedy these problems?