I have searched around for a solution but it seems everyone has the opposite of my problem. The audio is normalized to -0.1 dB in waveform view, but when I bring the files into the multitrack, the audio exceeds 0.0 dB. I have checked my mixer and none of the faders are brought up. Additionally, the clip volume has not been changed. I am not using any presets or effects on the multitrack. From everything I see, the audio should be the same as it is in the waveform view.
I have changed my multitrack settings to Left/Right cut (logarithmic) instead of the default -3 dB center. That is the advice for people encountering the opposite of my problem, which is that their mixdowns are quieter than they are in the multitrack view. When I mixdown, the levels stay the same.
I have been racking my brain on this for an hour and cannot seem to find a single setting to explain it. I also cannot understand why a multitrack would boost my audio levels by default. Any help would be appreciated!
The solution I seem to have found was to change my multitrack setting from "Mono" to "Stereo". It seems that with a stereo clip set to mono, the mix gets louder. If anyone can help explain this I would appreciate it!