Sorry, if you're reffering to the audio buddy picture, that's my fault. I should have cropped that. I was just using that picture as an example, with the thing between the mic and the PC being a preamp.
Can you recommend me an 'interface' that won't destroy my wallet? Thanks.
I think I'm just going to go with a USB mic. I'm not confident with all this preamp stuff, and it's my first proper mic anyway, one that isn't terrible and attached to a headset. I should probably keep things simple for my first mic. Samson C1U, probably.
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Actually, isn't this exactly what I need? It has a USB slot at the back.
Since you were already set on a microphone I suggested an inexpensive device to simply connect it via USB to your computer. You do not need a preamp at all if you have free software such as Audacity for EQ and simple effects.