Hello all. I've recently purchased a Tascam DP-008 to records a few songs and I purchased a Shure SM58 mic along with it. I transferred my vocal track onto my computer and loaded it onto Audacity and it sounded really bad as in lifeless, dull, and dampened. Using the reverb effect on my DP-008 it sounded much more decent however once I heard it on my computer it sounded as if someone put a light pillow over the vocals and it was somewhat muffled. It's kind of difficult to explain but I hope someone knows what I mean. Anyway, I was listening to other clips that people uploaded here and their recordings sound bright and full of life and very clear. My vocal track sounds unclear and almost muddy in sound that not even the DXReverb Light plugin in Audacity helped. Am I doing something wrong with my mic? Is it the wrong mic? Should I use a condenser instead? I have never done anything more frustrating than trying to figure out how to record music. In person in a room I sound much better than I did on this track so I know there's something wrong somewhere in the trail of equipment I'm using. I've recorded myself on a Tascam DR-1 which is a smaller handheld recorder and it sounds 100 x's waaaay better than what I did using an SM58 with the tascam DP-008. If anyone has any tips on how to record the vocals and/or any effects I can add to the track to bring it to life I would really appreciate it. I'm at the end of my rope here. Thanks!