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Problem with sm57 and M-track quad

Hello, sorry for my english which is verry bad...
I have a sm57 and a M-track quad. I want to record my voice but the result is very bad : my voice is very attenuated and I have to stick my mouth to the microphone. Is it normal ?
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  • Hi,

    Thanks for posting!

    Be sure to use the Mic/Line setting on the input channel you are using on the front panel of the M-Track QUAD. You can adjust the gain knob assigned to the input the SM57 is connected to in order to boost the signal that is coming from the microphone.

    After assigning the M-Track QUAD to an audio track in your DAW, you can use your DAW to meter the input to find your optimal signal level. The ideal setting will yield a loud enough signal to work with but not so loud that the signal clips (distorts).

    Additionally, you can monitor the sound input by connecting speakers to your M-Track QUAD. You can also use headphones for this purpose. When monitoring, be sure to dial in the proper setting on the Monitor Mix knob. Setting that knob all the way to the left (Direct) will yield a direct signal from your input to your monitor. Setting the knob all the way to the right (USB) yields the audio that is being processed by your computer. Any setting in between will blend the two signals together and you can set the knob to noon for an even blend of the two signals.

    I hope this helps you! Let me know if you have any questions.
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