I have a sound recording of a Zoom meeting that I am using for a podcast. I have separate tracks for the hosts, but for this person I sadly only have the Zoom recording, which is doable but isn't great. So I would like to make it a little bit louder and clearer. The file also included the other people talking, which I have cut out of the clip. I thought it would be smart to take the parts I need, merge them, and then normalize to -3 dB or -6 dB.
However, when I merge the clips, one part suddenly becomes much louder than the rest. Before merging:
What can I do make the parts that I need a bit louder?