aiight here's what I've got. I want the best quality I can CREATE FOR MYSELF. I'm not that experienced in production so I'm not looking for superior professional quality, although I do want to sound fairly crisp. right now I'm working with this: your regular standard cheap fabric pop filter Samson co1u cool edit stock sound card on a 3-5 yr old intel pc Now outside of my audio production budget I plan on purchasing a new pc the sound card that comes stock with this is as so Description: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard Creative Lab Sound Blaster Audigy SE Specification: - 7.1 surround output - 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution. - 100dB signal to noise ratio. - Comprehensive Creative Media Source software provided. - EAX ADVANCED HD 3.0 support - CMSS up-mixes stereo content to 7.1 surround. for my editing program I was planning on goin with Steinberg Cubase Studio 4 not including the pc my budget is around 1-2k 2k would be pushing it. I'd rather not buy a new mic unless it's absolutely neccessary...what more would I need or look into buying(this is a home studio for personal production by the way)?