Hi, I'm new here and it's great to see so much excellent info I'm a pro musician,Im new to home recording but have spent quite a bit of time in some very good studios doing session work so Im not a complete noob. Anyway, I am stuck on what to buy for my basic setup. I have an Apogee Duet for my macbook (Logic) and, now for my money I can either get - an AT4050 or - a Rode NT1-A and an SM57 (possibly 2) I've done a lot of reading and from what I understand the AT4050 is a good reliable general-use mic and I can probably get a fairly clean recording of vocals/instruments and then work with that in Logic. But I'm wondering, would it be more useful to have the combination of both the Rode and 57? I know you can do a hell of a lot with just 57s anyway Note that I'm not expecting to make incredible recordings, I know I'll have to spend months and years experimenting with whatever gear I wind up with to work out things for myself. But I want a good general-purpose mic setup to be able to put together relatively good-sounding stuff. Cheers!