Now that I have had my first recordings appear on pianosociety, I'm starting to think more seriously about my recording set-up. There were some complaints about the tonal quality of my recordings, so I'm trying to determine how I can improve. From the research I've done so far, it appears my biggest mistake was in using a dynamic microphone rather than a condensing one. I have been and will continue using Garageband on Mac. Since I'm not sure how much more recording I will do, I'd like to keep the expenses moderate at this point. Do you agree that condensing mics produce better results? If I do get a condensing mic, I'm thinking of something like the Shure SM81. Does anyone have any experience with this mic? Also, if I do convert to a condensing mic, I'll have to get a different mic/USB interface. The one I used was this one: http://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-US44010-I ... B00061ZM2Y which does not support phantom power. I'm thinking of upgrading to this: http://www.amazon.com/Avid-9900-65143-1 ... B005CTJMF8 Any comments, observations, suggestions, proposals, theories, opinions, arguments, theses, etc. are appreciated. Thanks.