The Samson Meteor USB mic is a good way to start recording at home or on the go. It plugs directly USB in to your laptop or computer and can be used with most DAWs. At it's price point the Meteor is a step above its competition, giving you clear audio and convenience with it's compact size. This mic sits on it's built-in tripod legs, making set-up a quick and simple process. I mainly use this mic for podcasting but it does have the range/freq-response and sensitivity to be used as a vocal mic. The Meteor is a great "gateway" recording microphone and a very affordable choice to get your feet wet. Very satisfied with my purchase!