For some reason, when I record my microphone on Audition the audio peaks like crazy even though my mic's gain on my interface is set pretty low. any idea how to fix this?
Insufficient information: What mic? What interface?
My microphone is Audio Technica's AT4040 and my interface is a Scarlett 2i2. I also forgot to mention that this problem has never occurred to me before, but it started about a week ago.
Mac or a PC? Had any 'upgrades' run on it immediately prior to this? If it's on a PC, which driver are you using - MME or ASIO?
using pc, no upgrades, using MME driver.
If you are using the MME driver, then I believe that the Windows Sounds control panel may be able to alter the feed settings from your Scarlett, and that might need turning down. But ideally you shouldn't be using MME - if you select ASIO as a device class, is the 2i2 listed there as available? If it is, that's the driver you should be using. If by any chance you have ASIO4ALL installed, you should uninstall it - apparently it causes a conflict with Focusrite devices.
The 2i2 is not available on ASIO, any idea on what to do with it?
Not really, because I don't have one. But I'll take a guess: if you open the Windows control panel and go to Sound, you might be able to reduce the level there. On this laptop, this is what an external device with an MME driver looks like:
With this device, it's fine to leave the record level set at 100, but you might need to turn yours down.
It worked! thank you so much!