First-time Steinberg user.
I recently got a UR12 and paired it with a Shure SM58 mic. I’m trying Audacity for the first time, and I’m finding that I have to be way up on the mic (close to touching it) and have the gain cranked at least half way to start getting decent volume recorded. The gain has to put to near max to get me north of -12dB recording levels, even with me almost against it.
Meanwhile, I’ve seen plenty of videos where people are using the same mic but are talking casually 10-15 cm (4-6") away from it, and are crystal clear at a comfortable volume.
Any idea what’s happening? Is this something with the interface, or maybe how it handles a dynamic mic…? Could the mic itself be faulty? Is there audio somehow tweaked in post to bring it up that loud even with them that far away?
Any insights are appreciated.