Hey all! I wanna start this off by saying this is my first experience with an XLR mic, and an audio interface. I only have experience with USB mics that just work (plug and play), so I’m an absolute beginner here. I am using a Rode NT1 through a Steinberg UR12. I have set up the drivers on the audio interface, plugged in my mic, and the interface is showing that the mic is being powered through +48V phantom power (the little red light indicator is on.) Every time I go and test the mic, its extremely quiet. And when I say quiet, my voice may as well have been nonexistent. My audio is so low that it doesn’t even make a blip on audacity. I have tried recording in mono and stereo. Nothing seems to make a difference.
my gain is at 55% and its still really quiet. The mic imput level in audacity is actually at 100% haha rip.
The imput device on audacity is set to my audio interface, but I did what you said and made sure that my imput device on my os was the same. I tested it right now and man, its a lot worse. I have no idea what’s going on lol but its not only quieter, it sounds like shit.
If I turn up my gain to 100% on the audio interface, sure I’m not quiet anymore but there’s an extremely loud hiss and humming background noise. Bought this mic to eliminate background noise. Watched about 20 youtube videos and read through 10 discussion threads now. only one other person has had this problem, and it didn’t get fixed. every other video or thread i saw, everyone had their gain at 35% and with no background noise, and it sounded great. really not sure what im doing wrong here, and i cant even contact rode nor steinberg, since both companies are out of office for the holidays. I have deadlines I gotta meet soon, so im seriously panicing here
I feel like I’m missing something obvious, but a point in the right direction would be appreciated so I can figure this thing out. Thanks in advance everyone.