This is how I have things lined up:
Rode NT1-A mic ---(xlr cable)---> behringer ultragain pro
---(xlr cable)---> focusrite scarlet 2i2 audio interface
---(usb cable)---> macbook pro's garage band
So, it appears that if I tinker around enough, I can get sound to register, but I don't want to accidentally be doing anything wrong. So here are a couple questions...
- There is a 48v phantom power on/off switch on the audio interface as well as the behringer preamp. Should both be turned on or just one or the other?
- Both the audio interface and the preamp have gain controls. Should I only increase the gain on both or one? And if I do increase it on both, do they sum to make the total gain of the two? Should I try to turn the gain up on them equally? (problem is that the preamp has measures the gain quantitatively but the audio interface 2i2 just has a gain gauge with no measurements on it).
Thank you so much in advance for your help! New to this, but having a lot of fun so far!