(This is a newb question, sorry if it's all obvious...)
Pretty standard setup - I'm mic'ing a Fender Twin with an SM57. Amp is medium-loud. Mic is plugged into the Profire. Input faders on Profire app are turned all the way up. But the guitar signal still only peaks at about 35-40% of the faders, max.
Is this normal? When you guys record guitar, aren't you usually trying to peak it out almost into the red? I'm not sure what else I can change to get a better signal.
The end result of this issue is that I have a pretty good song recorded with a bunch of parts - but no matter how much I crank the master volume in Garageband, the tracks are all too quiet, even if turned all the way up. So my first issue is to figure out why the Profire is quiet. Second issue is to try and salvage this song and see if I can add gain to the master track or something. It sounds great on my loud monitors. On a laptop, it sounds terrible