I'm recording for a podcast with a Rodhe NT2 microphone and I'm getting a lot of noise in the background, although the room is pretty quiet. It looks like this mic doesn't pick up my voice very loud and I have to increase the gain to the max on the audio interface (a Beringher Uphoria UMC22).
So, I tried to record with a Shure SM58, which is more directional. This time I can keep the gain in the middle and get a good volume, but I still get noise, although less than before.
I would like to get rid of the background noise completely, as I like to work on my recordings and cut or removing parts, move other parts around and so on. So, I don't want the user to notice all these cuts and pastes, by noticing all the interruptions in the background noise.
I also tried to reduce the background noise with Logic Pro and I used plugins like Expander, Denoiser, Noise Gate or Speech Enancher... but not with great results so far.
Online I see a lot of videos with perfectly clear audio. It seems like for other people it's easy to get rid of the noise, and I really don't get what I'm doing wrong. Is it the wrong mic that I'm using? what else can I try?