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In System Preferences you have to set the input and output, so it may be that.
Go to the Apple icon in the upper left hand corner. Click and a pull down menu will appear. Select “system preferences.”
In the third row, forth from the left you will see “audio.” From there you have the choice of sound effects, output and input. Select the Steinberg interface. It may just list the model, i.e. UR22.
Also, the Sennheiser MK4 requires phantom power. Look on the back of the unit and there may be a button that read “+48V.” Push that in to engage. +48V refers to 48 volt power needed to power the microphone. It is often described as “phantom power.”
Also, to eliminate a third variable, use Garageband. In Garageband, go to Preferences and select “audio/midi” second from the right. In the putdown for output and input select your device. See image below. I use an Apogee Duet USB, so that is why it shows that on the image.
Also, this might help.
If you ever need help with an apple product search “apple support (then problem). That should take you to the official Apple support articles.
Hope this helps!
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The JBL’s offer room correction via a microphone and software that adjust for the acoustics. David and the staff can probably advise you best when the time comes as there are now many brands that offer this function.
The Sennheiser’s are used a lot in LA. If you watch the movie “In A World” with Lake Bell you will see them in a big studio out there. The movie is very funny and an interesting look at the voice industry.
I am not familiar with Ableton enough to advise. I did work for Apple for 6 years and prior to that established an internet radio station and audio visual lab for the students at a private college. Often what I would do is set up a template for the students. Essentially, configure the software for just what they needed. By stripping it down it was less distracting and they would just reuse it by doing a “save as.”
There may be some info online to do the same with Ableton. With all the options it is so easy to become overwhelmed. I always thought the best software or operating system is the one you are most comfortable with. I am sure you’ll do fine once it becomes familiar.
I recommended the Audio Technica for a friend as it is an excellent choice!
@kfvoice I am not surer what interface you are using, but if you happen to be recording using an iPad, Focusrite offers a free app called “Tape” which is a simple and easy to use as I have seen. The GUI (graphical User Interface) resembles an old tape machine.
@Jim56reese There are de-esser plugins that can assist with the sibilance. But it is best to try and get the best sound before processing. Are you using a Pop Filter?
I haven’t any photos but here’s a run down of my equipment.
SPL Channel One Preamp with optional Lundahl Transformers
Marantz PMD570 Solid State Recorder for long form work
Apogee Duet USB
Apple Logic X
JK Audio Bluetooth adapter for phone patch
AKG K240 headset
JBL LSR4328P DSP Monitors