Hello everyone ! My Wife birthday is at the end of November And I decided to buy some recording hardware And microphone For her !. She is an opera singer "lyrical soprano" , am quite new to this recording world ,she have stage experience for past 15 years And never used microphones before So this is a new world to me And her . I need some microphone And audio interface to record at home " I have a 5x5 meter room for that reason I will cover the walls later " . So after searching for quite sometime I found out that I need audio interface , software , And large condenser microphone . And after reading here a lot I found out this would be a good things to buy .. Which not super expensive gear "aside that right now I am working as choir master of library of Alexandria So buying things online will cost double due transportation to here at Alexandria Egypt " For software I brought studio one with Melodyne built , sound like fair price compared to avid pro tools mad price . Audio interface "focusrite scarlett 6i6" very nice with 2 headphones ports sound great to me .... And around 200 USD$ .. Here is the problem WHAT MICROPHONE ... I managed to make a list of microphone might be good for recording my self as "female opera singer" MXL V67G .... Super cheap ! And many good ratings , not sure if it true .. OR Blue Microphones Spark Condenser Microphone, Cardioid .. Looks not that fancy but have a really good votes .. MXL 2003A .... ? Any clue ? Feel free to add any other microphone you recommend but keep in mind it should not go crazy in price I need overall price for interface + microphone around 400-450 USD MAX ... , So that keep microphone around 150-250 usd at MAX ... And that microphone also will need a pop filter And mount any recommendation on that too ? ... That more money , but feel free to point out any microphone you think its really worth every buck you pay for it "from opera singer Point of view please " .