I just got my new Focusrite 4i4 and I am trying to set up audio recording for my mic (Audio Technica AT2035).
I set up my audio connections and the lines are triggering.
The problem is that I have to turn the gain up really high to get a decent signal, about 1/2 way on the meter.
Then, in the main window on the track the waveform is huge almost solid. I can change that using the center control point but I would think I wouldn’t have to do that (because I’d have to do that every time). Of course, that changes the volume and I can hardly hear it.
Also, when I open the clip in the editor the waveform looks normal but the output volume is hardly audible if I turn down the volume with the control point.
This is a new mic and it has a low cut and pad setting which are at straight and 0 db. Also, I have the Focusrite control set to Line on the input settings and AIR and PAD are not selected. Phantom Power is on.
This was happening with my other mic too.
I must have some setting wrong. But I can’t seem to figure it out by looking through the forum or watching videos. The videos set it up so easily.
Here is a pic of my set up. I tried to get everything in one photo. https://www.dropbox.com/s/adyyytjburhe7n5/IMG_0364.jpg?dl=0