I don’t know if it’s because I plugged my mic directly into my keyboard but i wanted to ask...
I bought a yamaha dgx 660 keyboard Yamaha DGX-660 Digital Piano -... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DCA1CJM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share to learn to play the piano. I liked it and noticed it had an input for a mic and that got me thinking about singing. So i bought a shure sm58 lc mic Shure SM58-LC Cardioid Dynamic... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CZ0R42?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share and needed an xlr3f to 1/4” converter to convert the cable so that I could plug it into my keyboard: Hosa PXF-110 XLR3F to 1/4" TS... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000068NYN?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share.
This setup allowed me to attach my mic to my keyboard and have the sound come out of the keyboard speakers. Cool it works, however my experience is I can barely hear my voice. Its only until my mouth is very very close to the mic that the sound gets better. I have checked settings and volume control and all are fine. So my question.
On a typical setup where do people plug mics into. Is there some interface or simply an app that would get my voice louder rather than putting my mouth so close to the mic. I spent a lot of money on the mic it was around a hundred bucks and the keyboard is real nice too. What is the typical setup for plugging a mic for singing? Can someone please explain a better setup that is not too expensive that would get my voice to sound better in terms of not having to be directly in front of mic?