I don't understand much of sound material, but i searched a little, talked with a few friends and the store technician and end up buying a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen and Sontronics STC-20 condenser mic. However when i plugged it in to my mac and tried to record some vocals (reading) the sound was very very low. For a great majority of words spoken the green light on the 2i2 doesn't even appear, even having the gain set to max.
The recording (on audacity) having the display of track set to waveform db, has an average of -60db, with the biggest peaks falling between -20 and -30db.
I don't know what i should actually expect, as i never owned equipment like this. Is the microphone working properly, is the 2i2 working? Am i doing something wrong?