Newbie home recorder: what microphone should i buy
I'm searching for a low budget microphone 80-150 dollars for home recording and I'm thinking about the blue Spark (200 $) or the blue encore 100 (100 $) and would want to know what type of micro will suit me best for recording a tube guitar amp and also my voice.
PS : The audio interface is no problem as I'm thinking of buying the focusrite scarlett 2i2
I would start with a Shure 57 if I only had $100. Works on guitar cabs and vocals. In a small untreated room a dynamic mic can yield good results. If you can swing it the audio technica at2050 has multi patterns. The at2035 good too.
Personally, I'd go the Large Diaphragm Condenser route. If you're going to buy an interface like the 2i2, you'd be doing a disservice to yourself by not buying a solid condenser microphone.
The Blue spark is a great mic. I have 2 of them and can attest to their reliability and versatility. The "focus" switch is great for removing some low-end boominess.
Another really nice entry level condenser is the Studio Projects B3. It has 3 polar patterns, so you can use it in different applications such as recording multiple sources with one microphone. It also has a high pass filter, which operates the same as the focus control on the Spark. Also a 10dB pad for louder sources.