I'm a voice talent looking to install a home studio using my computer. I've had several offers for long distance work if I can record my voice and email a finished MP3 file. Could you please recommend a microphone for such an application? If you could also recommend a sound card and digital audio recording/editing program to use with such a microphone, I would be very grateful.
Divide your search into three parts: microphone; mic preamp; sound card and software.
Microphone: To see which microphone we recommend for voice over, check out the View All page in our Microphones catalog. Also, see the Recording section of the Shure Notes blog.
To connect your mic to the computer, see this link.
Also, read Shure's online MP3 Article.