I'm setting up a home studio microphone with an Audio Technica 3035 (discontinued). My current setup is:
AT3035 -> external phantom power -> Cloudlifter -> Focusrite 18i8 -> logic pro x
The problem I'm having is that it's really hard to control the volume. On 30% volume on the 18i8 and with a normal, soft voice sounds fine and clear, but when I start to belt, the sound signal immediately starts to break. I then have to walk a foot or two away from the mic to reduce the sound break, and I'm not sure if my setup is correct. In professional studios, I see the singer usually doesn't move away from the mic and belts, and it sounds fine. Of course, there is post-mixing and processing included, but the initial signal must be clear to do the mix. What's the secret of getting a clear sound when I'm on both soft and belting mode?
I normally sing a foot or two apart from the mic btw.