I got my Rode NT-1 today. I opened up the box, read the manual and properly set it up (meaning that I connected an XLR cable to my Alesis io4 interface into GarageBand on a MacBook). It didn't seem to work so I cranked the gain to 11. The signal was barely detected. I then tried the same setup with a different interface and had the same result. I then tried the same setup with a different XLR cable with and had same result. I then tried the same setup with a different condenser mic and immediately had to turn the gain down before blowing everything up. I sent a message to Rode support and am waiting to hear back. It feels like there is something obvious that I'm missing here but can't seem to figure it out. On the box, it says that the Rode NT-1 is "The world's quietest 1" cardioid condenser microphone". Is my problem that the mic is actually working correctly but is simply too quiet?