Hi - I've also just bought a Studio 24c and using wtih a Marantz Pro MPM 1000 mic, connected via XLR-XLR with phantom power switched on. The mic input gain needs to be turned up to 80% or so to be able to register anything on the signal strength meters of unit and get a very low amplitude waveform on the DAW. Currently using Bandlab and Cakewalk. When monitoring via headphones, need the mixer quite heavily to input and headphone gain turned quite high to be able to hear the voice beign recorded. The Studio 24c input impedance is 1.4 kOhm and the mic impedance is 200 Ohm
This is my first foray with audio interfaces, condenser mics and DAWs. I seem to have covered the basic pitfalls but really surprised that it seems to be giving such a low signal. I appreciate that it can be improved in the DAW afterwards, but it is just that it makes monitoriing so diffcult.
I see similar questions but not really the answer. Would be very grateful for some help. Thanks