Audacity barely picking up my voice

I downloaded the 3.5 version and I’m having trouble. When recording close to nothing is picked up and there are barely any wave lengths. I have to be at least a centimeter away from the mic for any sound to be picked up. I’m not sure how to fix that. The only thing I was able to do was record then edit the compressor ratio to at 4:1, but that’s after recording, such an inconvenience. The signal /loudness LED lights up on the Focusrite. The monitoring is working. My 48V phantom power is on and the gain level doesn’t affect anything.

Which Focusrite? Describe the microphone system including model numbers.

Koz