I want to make a series of tutorials for use on the web, including extensive recordings of my voice. I'd like to try to keep the recording quality high. I'm willing to spend some money, though I'm not going to go nuts. A budget in the neighborhood of a thousand dollars sum total seems reasonable to me. If there are books on the topic written by professionals for amateurs, akin to the NPR guide to story writing in journalism, they would be greatly valued.
1) My space is not super quiet, and there isn't a lot I can do about that.
2) I'm not going to spend six years in post, or learning to do post
3) This will be exclusively indoors in the same room
4) I will not be on video, so there is no concern about syncing with video
5) I will not be singing
It seems like, from my quick reading around, I need a quality mic, low noise pre-amps, a stand so that I'm not holding things, a portable sound booth (no room for the real thing, sorry,) a pop shield, and maybe a wind shield. I probably need a lot of other stuff too, but I don't really know what.
The Zoom H6 looks pretty cool, and makes it look like I can avoid most of the other gear in one fell swoop. But then when I see shootouts with it on YouTube, people have it hooked to like $25 lavalier mics, and I don't really get what's going on there.
Could someone maybe help me understand? I'd like a voice recording setup which will produce high quality voice results for a man with a deep voice, given little or no expertise, and I don't know where to look. What is my best low-sophistication strategy between, say, $500 and $1000 total?