To cut a long story short...I have an iMac (running OSX Leopard) with Logic Studio 8, and want to record my songs to it. I have a Kord X5D synth, Behringer C-1 XLR microphone, and Takamine (EG510SC) semi-acoustic guitar. But I have no idea what sort of set-up gear I need for audio-recording with. I just bought a Focusrite 2i4, thinking I could plug everything in to record audio. But the microphone recording volume is awful, and needs the Focusrite input gain turned almost to max to get any half-decent signal, and even then I'm flirting with hiss. I just tried plugging my semi-acoustic into the other input, and it's barely audible even with full gain. Another pre-amp required? I'm obviously doing something wrong, but have no idea how to proceed. It's hugely frustrating. Could someone please advise what sort of set-up options I should consider? I'm totally lost, a newbie who needs advice. Any is very much appreciated.