So, to start things off, I've been recording most of my music over the years on a simple USB mic ( AT2020 to be exact), and as faithful as it's been since I've had it, I finally decided to jump to the next level and start working with XLR mics and recently bought an AT4040 (I'm overall very fond of Audiotechnica-brand products), along with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd-Gen, One-Input interface. The issue I have right now is that while I'm doing both sound tests and actually recording into FL Studio, I notice that although my vocals are particularly quiet, they still get a lot of popping sounds as if they're too hot/distorted. I've tried switching drivers already (moving around from the "Primary Sound Driver" to "Asio4All" to FL Studio's driver) with no avail. Even when I select the Focusrite driver (for the interface itself), there keeps popping up a screen telling me I need at least 2 available channels in order to use that driver. I'm not too sure what that exactly entails but I feel like that may be one of the only viable solutions. However, I haven't fully tried adjusting the actual latency compensation for the Asio4All driver, but I've adjusted a few samples to the left and right and it seems to make no difference as the vocals are still quiet and are still distorted on top of that..