Home Studio Setup
Good article over on The Next Web about setting up a inexpensive home studio.
I frequently see people over spend on their first microphones that will capture every nuance and sound fantastic. The problem that often happens is that the recording space is not tamed and the super-expensive microphone will highlight the problems in the space.
Early in your home studio experience you’re probably better off getting a microphone that is forgiving. One such option is the Audix OM2.
You can get them for less than $100. And honestly even cheaper microphones will be a vast improvement over your earbuds or laptop mic.