Audio-Technica are well known for creating some of the most popular microphones and headphones in use for home recording as well as the most demanding professional settings. They create a full range of mics from super inexpensive to high-end.
That’s not all. Their offerings include not only standard microphones (the kind with a 3-pin plug called “XLR” plugs), but also several different USB mics. I love the idea of USB mics for folks who want to record good audio but are on a serious budget. Not only are they inexpensive compared to standard mics, but you don’t need a separate audio interface, which saves you even more money.
Below is a link to an article from e-Home Recording Studio that talks about eight different Audio-Technica microphones that you might consider for your home recording studio.
Oddly enough, the article does not mention one of my top picks as a home recording microphone – the AT2035. That mic is a large diaphragm condenser standard microphone with professional sound at beginner price of $149.00. See (as well as hear) my review of the Audio-Technica AT2035 here: Review of the Audio-Technica AT2035 Microphone.
Read a bit about some other AT mics here: http://ehomerecordingstudio.com/audio-technica-microphones/