I've had a Shure SM58 mic, DMP3 preamp, M-Audio interface plus monitor speakers for the past 4 years now. I originally bought the gear to learn to produce music. I though it would be fun. However, i have put it off for years and when I did try to make music it was awful and I was forcing myself to do it.
I ended up using my mic to make video game commentaries on youtube. I found the mic to be very deep and have a lot of bass to it which made for horrible recordings. Over the year I did commentaries I tried different things. Talking from different angles and distances from the mic, etc. I ended up filtering out hte bass and uping the treble and mid through software to get somewhat ok results. I found it funny my video camera had better cleaner audio quality than the muffled SM58. I know there is a SM58 Beta mic that is supposed to not have as big of a problem as this mic and maybe I should buy that instead for my little home studio? But I was thinking to just get a USB mic and some normal logitech USB speakers and be done with all this audiophile junk which isn't giving me much benefit at all and probably worse results actually.
What do you think I should do?