In a parallel world I probably own a $10,000 guitar and able to record my musical creations on state-of-the-art recording rig in an acoustically treated studio, all in the comfort of my home. But here in our own world, I'm just starting out on a budget.

In one of my previous blogs I mentioned I got a Line 6 POD Studio UX2 courtesy of my parents-in-law. Eventually I got a Behringer C3 Dual Diaphragm Condenser Mic to get closer to an acceptable home-recording setup.

The next step was to get a pop shield for the microphone. This was necessary if I wanted to lessen the effects of "plosives" when recording vocal tracks.