I have this expensive professional mic which I plugged into my pc (after purchasing an XLR to mini adapter) and found that the input level was really low. the mic has a battery so I replaced the battery. Same thing. Low level. My meter on Audacity shows that my voice is registering like mad. all over the place. however, when I examine the actual recorded waveform on the audacity screen, it's miniscule. even though when I'm recording the audacity signal meter is jumping substantially.
My audacity mic levels are all the way up yet its still low
Is there something else I should be adjusting?