Depending on the what you plan to record. The ONE piece of equipment that you’re still likely to recognize is of course.. we have the two general categories of studio microphones below:

Condenser Microphone work better on high frequency which contains LESS energy than low frequencies, they don’t have as much power to move mass which is the reason why condenser mics work better, however, they are “active“ which require “phantom power” to amplify the weaker voltage to achieve higher gain, and record softer rich quality sounds. Excellent for voice recording.

Dynamic Microphone works better on low-mid frequency instruments…stronger diaphragms that are better for louder instruments like drums that can handle higher Sound Pressure Levels (SPL), reason dynamic mics are great on-stage.

As a supplement to your microphones, We also recommend the use of a pop filter depending on your use.