I bought this because of the good reviews and the high quality that it boasts, but all of the recording comes out far too quiet. I'm using it plugged straight into the mic jack on the back of my PC, but I've heard that I need a preamp and I don't think I have one build in.
By the way, just boosting the volume using software really doesn't work - there's too much fuzz in the background.
Do I need to buy a preamp or is there another solution?
You may have tried this, but if not try: If you're using Windows, double-click on the "speaker" icon to get the mixer. Go to "Recording". Against the "Microphone" slider there should be an "Advanced" button. This should bring up the option of "Microphone boost". Switching this on may solve the problem. Good luck. Paul