My setup is very cheap. I consider myself a beginner, so I wanted to learn and let this learning journey progressively unveil the need for better gear.

  1. Mic: Neewer® NW-700 Professional Studio Broadcasting Recording Condenser Microphone

  2. Cable mic to audio interface: No Bull Music Gear' Premium XLR Cable (Black, 3m)

  3. Audio interface: Behringer UMC22 Computer Audio Interface

  4. Operating system: macOS Catalina version 10.15.7 (19H1323)

By this default setup, I get a very metallic sound for my voice, with almost no low end.

Question 1: Is this expected? Why? is it because the audio interface does not enjoy of any processing from sound drivers, whereas using a mini plug cable into the audio jack does?

Question 2: How can I fix this? Do I need a physical mixing board to provide better equalisation into the audio interface, or can I use a DAW to devote an auxiliar track to receive input from audio interface, apply better equalisation to it, and outputting to a custom MIDI interface that I can then use for both Zoom and OBS?

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    That setup is basic, but should be functional. Do you have the phantom power on - switch on the back of the Behringer? [Power on before connecting the mic & mute inputs throughout the process].
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 16 at 6:07
  • I do have it on :)
    – Eduardo
    Sep 21 at 19:39
  • There's nothing in your setup to explain what might be wrong, then. Short of swapping things out one at a time to eliminate the source, there's little else I can suggest.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 22 at 8:58

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