Hello all, I have no experience with recording at all beyond audacity and a computer microphone, which yields these results - http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/beachboy4231/ I'm still in high school... and looking to spend a small amount of money on a microphone to improve recording quality... to get rid of some of that background hiss. A quick look online and seems a USB mic designed with recording in mind might work, but is that a waste of money? Something like this - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B001AIQGUO/ref=ord_cart_shr?_encoding=UTF8&m=A2IFYT7JVWTGRN&v=glance I will be using the mic basically just for recording acoustic/electric songs for the memory/sharing with a few friends, nothing serious. Any suggestions or thoughts are welcome. Thanks!