I have a loud hissing problem using my Rode NTG 2 when it was hooked up to my Tascam D40. When I record from the internal Tascam mics, there isn't a hiss. So I think it's my Rode mic that is causing the hiss. Has anyone dealt with this before? I've tried different input levels and always have the problem with mic. Should I get it replaced with my warranty or is this something I can fix?
Some hand held recorders (including some Tascams) only supply limited current when supplying phantom power and if this isn't enough for the mic you will get noise, and sometimes it won't even work at all.
I have the DR-100 mk3 which can supply 24 & 48 volt phantom power to a maximum of 3mA per channel. If I plug in a mic that needs more than 3mA (even if the voltage is correct) the mic will not perform well.
I don't know what current (mA) the NTG2 needs but some of those Rode mics seem pretty "current hungry" to me (eg the NTG4+ needs 4.5 amps!) so that may be the problem. It would also explain why the mic is ok on its own power.