I bought a 22 bucks (CAD) with muting mic that connects through the sound card, but it broke very quickly and secondly, it sounded horrible when hearing the result in Audacity. Is USB mics mandatory these days? I got a very good pci-e 1x sound card and it has more ports than a typical sound card, but I thought, I remember playing around with a microphone on my brand new PC clone, a Pentium 100, the first IBM compatible Pentium 100mhz motherboard on it, my dad bought it for me back then, he flooded me with tech saying this is the future kid, I don't understand much about it, but I know you'll make a lot of money and won't destroy your body like me to make a decent salary (lifelong truckers who started doing it in the 70's...I remember when he brought me on rides way back when I was no more than 5-6 and it was a bumpy uncomfortable ride, now the cabins don't move at all and they have extremely comfortable air suspension seats, but the damage was done to his sciatica and back already, it's amazing how he can tough out pain, the paternal.
I read tutorials and the best way it seems involve saving as a .wav, doing modifications with Sony Vegas and then some with Audacity and with a better say 60-75 dollars USB mic it won't break and that mic inputs on sound cards even if the sound card is high quality (it's connected to my home stereo through spdif and there's even a plug large enough so that I don't need a jack to plug in an electric guitar or bass, it will come out the sound system sounding great, I remember doing it with a jack so it would connect into the line-in to play with an amp emulator (FXBOX) where I could record myself when I was just riffing away and when I came up with great riffs, to my ears anyway, I would cut them out from a recording session where I'd just mess around for an hour or two. Then I made a CD with riffs, not made into songs, but to present to some people to form a band back in 1999 and I could make that sound great when recorded. I don't understand how an old sound card from 1999 can do that, but a mic cannot, and looking through amazon, e-bay and elsewhere it seems that USB mics are all the rage...I'll have to be explained that one.