I am new to the world of audio recording and I am in the process of setting up my first DAW which will be in conjunction with a DLSR video camera. I don't have a big budget right now but I am in need of achieving at least a decent pro audio quality. The final product will be viewed and heard online only.
My most immediate need for a microphone is to record speech in interiors such as business offices, private residences, etc. and will most likely on a boom pole (unless there is a better suggestion offered here.)
On the advice of a "audio pro" at a retail location I won't name at this time, I recently purchased a Rode NTG2, which I realized yesterday reading postings on this forum, is not really what I need.
Should I be looking specifically at hypercardioid condenser or are there a different recommendations? Are there any shotgun boom mics that will work or have an interchangeable body that can be converted to a hypercardioid condenser?
Does anyone have any experience with the Audio-Technica AT4053b they could share?
And lastly - any reading recommendations regarding mic types and applications?
Thanks. P.S. I wish I would have found this forum b4 I started purchasing gear. It would have save me a lot of time.