Windows 10 (and 8) have a bug that severely limits your USB microphone volume by over half compared to Windows 7. This amounts to significantly lower recording volume and less control even with mic boost. The bug is tied to the generic USB microphone drivers and has existed for year. I discuss what Windows 8 & 10 do to your mic and a couple of solutions. There's no planned fix. We're all doomed. This video is mainly informative to identify the issue so you can work around it.
Maybe buy an XLR mic and deal with Phantom Power issues? Radeon Rx 460 Drivers Windows 10 on this page. You could also roll back to Windows 7. There are alternative options like using windows 7 drivers or alternate sound control devices, but they're is no official Microsoft workaround to restore USB microphone levels (and volume) to Windows 7 levels.
You can try updating your drivers, but that doesn't work for many people. A video showing what gear you need and a few elements of a proper recording setup: Use Audacity to greatly improve your audio quality in post. My tutorial is here: My YouTube and recording equipment product links (Amazon Affiliate): ▶ AT2020USB Mic: ▶ AT2020USB Plus Mic (newer version): ▶ Rode PSA1 Boom: ▶ Audio Technica AT8458 Mount: ▶ Whispertek Windscreen: ▶ Right or Left Angle USB 2.0 Cable (StarTech.com): ● Subscribe to my channel for great videos: ● Follow me on Twitter: ● Like me on Facebook.
So follow the below tutorial in order to find out what you need to do and fix the audio issues in Windows 10. Like the “Rode Podcaster. Driver from Realtek. I recently received a rode podcaster microphone. Generic Microphone Driver Windows 10. When i plugged it in, it installed the drivers but it shows me i have a driver error. I'm not sure if i can even run.