Multi-part audio levelling/volume corrections

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Downloaded the free trial version of Camstudio 9. I've used earlier versions of Camstudio previously, so have fair experience with the product, but I'm not a guru.

I've recorded a video, imported it, and then laid voice narration over the top in pieces (about 22 separate voice narration sections, on a separate track to the video file itself).

So, for clarity:
Track 1 - video file (no audio on it).
Track 2 - the 22 separate voice narration sections.

In previous versions, I was always able to select all the audio pieces and then raise the volume (using the green slider line that appears horizontally across the audio pieces) simultaneously (so I got a relatively equal increase in volume across all audio pieces). 

With version 9, this doesn't work. I highlighted them all, went to raise the volume line and found I had to do it for each piece of narration individually. Because of how the UI works (maybe there's a way but it's certainly not obvious) I found it INCREDIBLY difficult to get the same volume increase across part. Doing it for 22 separate sections was PAINFUL in the extreme and the end result was really terrible quality. I then had to highlight various sections and individually bring fade-ins up and down just to try and create a sense of equivalent volume across each section.

Is it possible to do it across all audio pieces like you used to, or has this been scrapped? I feel like if this isn't available, I'll find a different product, because how the audio volume/levelling/noise removal works right now is absolutely crap and I'm not inclined to purchase the product.

That or I'd simply like to use Camstudio 6 (or 7, I'd need to check) because to me those versions are FAR superior to 9. Version 9 feels like it's gone backward in ease of use and functionality.

Having said all that, I'd be grateful (if I'm wrong in what I've said above) for someone to point that out and explain how to do it, but... right now, can't see a way and I'm very disappointed in this backward approach to audio control.
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Joe Morgan

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You can adjust audio levels with all the narration clips selected in the upper right hand corner of the editor.

It's called Gain Adjustment.

You could also drag volume leveling in as well "while clips all selected" and even out the volume to match between clips. There are adjustments that will appear for that as well.
If you don't see the adjustments. Make sure the Audio icon at the top right is selected and the Properties panel icon at the bottom right is Open.

Regards,Joe