I need to record a tabala which is as mentioned in the title is a form of percussion instrument extensively used in Indian classical music. I don't have a studio set up so trying to set up one at home. I have a little budget concern hence chosen affordable microphone and audio interface.
I already had a bad experience, as I purchased a condenser microphone and a phantom power supply to record audio and realised condenser microphone are way too sensitive to tabala and had to return them. Now I have decided to buy a SM 57 dynamic microphone I got to know that dynamic microphones don't need phantom power but I need an audio interface to connect it to my mac.
So I have chosen Scarlett solo USB audio interface. This has an optional phantom power supply which I can turn off, but will it really work well with SM57 or do I need an XLR to USB converter?