on a budget! what would be the short and long list of must have mics you would choose for a studio? short list would be for a small one man operation recording one or two tracks at a time and no live drums and the long list would be for any studio recording bands live and small ensembles. i will start. short list; 414, a pair of pencil condensers (of your choice), sm7, pair of 57's. long list; pair of 414's 2 pairs of pencil condensers (of your choice), sm7, re20, 6 57's, 4 421's, a pair of nice ribbons (of your choice), a pair of kick drum mics (of your choice)at least one U87. bare bones mic locker imo.