I've been meaning to start making videos of covers of songs with vocals and acoustic guitar, so i purchased a Shure M58 microphone with a blue icicle XLR-USB. My Laptop is a macbookpro with touchbar and i have a lenovo adapter for the usb-usbc. I am constantly hearing a white noise kind of sound but I can't determine if it is just the blue icicle itself, or maybe some other cause that i wouldn't know about as a novice ?
I'ved tried: repositioning/moving microphone, unplugging charger from laptop, plugging icicle directly to microphone, tightening the cables.
So at this point I am not even sure what the problem is, between the microphone, icicle, and could it be the usb-usbc lenovo adapter ? Would i have made a better choice purchasing the X2U preamp ? (I can still return icicle)
Here is a soundbyte with my tests, the first clip is from the Voice Memos app, the second clip was recorded on GarageBand and exported to Final cut Pro, not sure why it is so weirdly distorted... Any help is appreciated ! And it seems i need a lot of help ! lol