So I ordered this new microphone called the Maono AU-A04. And everytime I sing too loud, it makes this rustling noise when I listen back. I'm afraid I might me a problem of the microphone. Could it also be the app I'm using? It's a USB microphone and connected to my windows 10 computer. Can anyone help me out?
Hi there, new audio production student here, I'll try to help as much as I can.
So, it's actually a normal thing to happen. When an audio signal gets too loud and reach 0 db in levels, the signal will get distorted and as a result, the rustling noise that you hear (it's called "audio clipping" if you want to look it up). I believe it's nothing to do with your mic.
I've never worked with a condenser USB mic like the one that you have, but does it have a gain/level knob on the mic? If it does, try reducing it so it doesn't clip/distort when you sing too loud.