I've been out of the narration business for 15+ years...fell into a wormhole and am back in. I would like to get a list of the best microphones for two different applications: * a narrator's booth * a quality music studio Perhaps technology has changed, but I expect that a mic that performs well in one environment may not perform well in the other...so I will likely acquire two microphones. As I rebuild my narration-only studio I'll ask questions about the other equipment and the latest on booth design - but - the current recording setup is cheesy. ...however, there's no sense in spending money on more cheesy equipment that will later need to be replaced. Having started in broadcasting in '68, I've used many mics. IMO, my young voice sounded best on a U87 (music studio recording) and on an old birdcage large ribbon microphone (large broadcast studio recording). My voice has aged, but not dramatically. BTW - I currently have an SM58 & Rode NT2 both produce satisfactory results but not what I want. When I next go to Seattle, I'd like to have a good list of mics to evaluate.