This is a question just out of curiosity.
I have a Rode NT1-A microphone and also a Rode Podmic. I run both of them through a Yamaha MG12XU mixer. The Podmic goes through an sE Electronics DM1 Dynamite before reaching the mixer.
Because of the DM1, the gain knob for both mics is almost at 12 o'clock on the mixer.
When I listen to the recordings from both mics in the same environment, I notice that the Podmic has a low hiss in the background, but the NT1-A is dead quite, to a level that sometimes I doubt that it is on.
I know that dynamic mics generally have a lower output signal, and need to drive the preamp more, and thus produce more noise (the hiss).
My question is:
Just out of curiosity, is it possible to achieve the same clean output I have from the NT1-A from any dynamic mic?