Hello! I'm currently producing music for a music library and I'm recording a lot of guitar mandolin and ukulele. I use two condensator mics (a röde nt2a and a Russian I don't know the name of, doing mid side recording) into my audient ID22. I feel that I have to really push the gain when recording, almost at 90% to get to -18dB peaks, when recording soft guitar plucking at a 20cm distance from the microphones. I approached audient about this and they claimed it to be normal, but I don't know. Do I need an outboard preamp to get more gain? I'm anyways in the planning state of investing in some upgrades toy studio, so I thought that it might be a good time to get a good pre and a better Mic. I have my eyes on an Aston Spirit and a TK audio dp-1 (used) to improve the quality of my recordings. Is this a good idea?