Sorry if this question doesn't make sense (or uses the wrong terms, feel free to edit). I've got very little understanding of audio, but willing to learn.
I've recorded a tutorial for Youtube and I'm trying to make the audio sound better in post. I use a Blue Yeti USB microphone to record and I'm using Adobe Audition(CC2015) to do the audio cleanup.
I've been using an effect rack (basically multiple effects stacked) to do some basic audio cleanup. I've got adaptive noise reduction, a speech volume leveler, and a hard limiter (in that order).
My understanding is the the speech volume leveler effect would fix the audio by boosting the quiet parts and bringing down the loud parts, basically making my audio all one level (which is a good thing).
However, it doesn't seem to stay very stable. One second it's a tad bit quiet, the next second it jumps too loud, only to drop back to too quiet again. Why? How do I fix this? I still have the original audio files, so I can go back and re-edit everything if necessary, but what's the best way to fix this?