I was surprised by the results of this test using some of Adobe Audition’s analytic tools.
You would think that raising the level in post by 13dB would also raise the noise floor up to a point where it is audible, but I have found that not to be an issue at all. I should run some more detailed tests on this topic some time.
The Rode VideoMic Pro is a great mic for the money. I would not use it on musical instruments, but for speech within 3 feet it is really good!
The Tascam DR60 is still great to have when you need to record other things besides speech, like musical instruments.