Hello everyone I tried posting this question over at gearslutz.com but nobody had any help for me. I forgot about my account here that I had years ago so I'm glad I'm back because I got more help here reading through the forums. Here's the question I asked: I recently tried to record a little and I wanted to know what mic would be good for my voice type? I really don't consider myself a singer as I've never studied it but I'd like to start. Here is the clip: http://www.gearslutz.com/board/attachments/low-end-theory/186092d1281027080-best-mic-my-voice-type-tascam-dp-008-flordeazalea.mp3 I recorded this clip on a Tascam DR-1. It's just a simple little portable device that fits in your pocket. I needed something with more tracks so I could follow along and bounce tracks around. Was thinking of buying the Tascam DP-008 for strictly amateur stuff just for myself and my family so I'm not thinking of spending a ton of money for it all. I do play trumpet also and I heard ribbon mics are good for brass. Thinking of this one for trumpet but like I said I don't know much about them: I also wanted to ask the pros and experienced here if there's anything on this list that would be good for my voice type as well as bass and guitar? Like I said I'm thinking of using the DP-008 for recording so if there's any mic in that list that would be compatible I'd appreciate the help. [DLMURL="link removed Microphones - B&H Photo Video[/DLMURL] Oh, and my price range is up to about $250 per mic, although I'm hoping I won't have to spend that much and that I could produce a clean sound cheaper. Thanks in advance for everyone's help!