First off hello everyone! My name is Craig and I live in Florida and I'm still new to this but I want to learn. My brother and I have been wanting to get into independent film making since high school but we never had the budget for a camera just yet. We did however get an Azden SGM-2X Shotgun Microphone and a SignVideo XLR_PRO adapter to start toying and working with audio on the computer. The problem so far is that my cheap computer mic is being picking up sound far louder than my nice expensive one. The shotgun mic is clearer but it is at a whisper whereas the cheap mic is loud and clear. I've checked all the mic volume settings on the computer and XLR adpater but nothing seems to make it louder. If I turn the volume knob on the adpater down it stops picking up sound all together but never gets louder than a whisper. You would think that if the cheap mic works fine and you unplug it and plug in the other one it would mean a problem with the mic, cord, or adpater but I am hoping that is not the case and I have no reason to believe that's the case otherwise. Any advice that can be given is good advice, thanks!