This is all quite new to me apologies in advance.
I have a Studio 24C connected to MacBook Pro (2016) via USB-A. Microphone is AKG D88 S (works fine on my Digital Piano) connected via 3m XLR or 5m XLR/TS to either Input 1 or Input 2. Headphones connected. Blue USB light on.
Basically need input 90%+ and headphones full to hear anything. Level meter only shows on bar when mic on chin and talking a little loudly with these settings. I would have thought the input level would have been around 50% +/- for normal operation. Basically there is only 10% range below that nothing. Need to scream to approach red levels.
Mic is dynamic and does not need 48V
My question: Is this normal? What input levels are other's using? What input levels would you expect for dynamic microphone?