Haven't been on the forum a great deal lately as I have been busy with work, life and playing my mandolin and as those priorities conflict with each other now and again there just has not been a great deal of time left to jump in the cafe and contribute much.
Things are settling a bit and I am looking to push toward accomplishing some (one) of my new years resolutions by doing some recordings for my family and friends for the holidays this year. I've been working on some pieces and have been pretty satisfied with where they have gotten and now want to consider getting a microphone that can do a good job of recording vocals and my mandolin. So I can capture tracks and then mix them into a final work.
I've reviewed the forums and based on what i'm seeing is that the 'Bang for the buck' seems to fall to the "Audio-Technica AT2020" as a promising selection that can effectively record voice and acoustic mandolin as well, and do so within a reasonable price point.
Sooooooo, my question here is since this information came from older threads using the "Audio-Technica AT2020" as a starting point at about $100. Is there something better that has come out since that would perhaps provide better quality or features, or has anyone brought something to market that has similar features with a lower price point, OR... has something come out at a lower price point wtih better features/performance?
I realize some of this is subjective by nature but as I have limited funds to put into gear I would like to see the most for my investment. Thoughts?