My “Favorite” Audio Gear
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While I haven’t recorded anything in years, I still own an E-MU 0404 that I think required some “legacy beta” driver to get it to work on Windows 10. My favorite mic would be the very affordable Studio Projects B1. Have used it on vocals and acoustic guitar (sometimes in combination with a lowly SM58, because stereo).
I also still have a Line 6 POD Studio UX1, of all things, which for electric guitars (and bass) I somehow prefer over the E-MU 0404. I’ve never used its (dynamic) mic input; it simply doesn’t provide enough gain for the SM58.
(I love how it’s become totally possible to produce high quality audio on budget gear.)