For the summer, I want to build a studio out of my basement and for the time being, I'm just doing my research on what equipment I should buy and what I may need. One question that I do have is that, what kind of microphone will I need if I wanted to record an instrument. For example, If I had some maracas (sp.) and I wanted to incorporate that into my music, what kind of microphone will I need to get the job done and in good quality? I know a really good mic like this will probably cost me money, but I'm willing to sacrifice the dough to get this in order to make good music.
If any of you guys do this, please tell me what microphone you use that gives you a nice high quality sound that you can use in your music.