Check this out! Sound On Sound has put together a nifty buying guide for microphones and is giving it away in free ebook form!
Just follow the link to get your very own copy!
“Microphones: Products & Practice is your essential guide to choosing, using and buying microphones. This authoritative publication gathers in one place all you need to know about every type of microphone for the stage and studio. In addition, it includes detailed technical specifications for hundreds of currently available microphones to help you decide which model is right for you.”-soundonsound.com
While there really isn’t a substitute for trying out some different mics and choosing which fits best with your system, this is a great way to learn about what’s out there and start building your mic vocabulary. Happy reading!