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You found a good deal. Now you need one of these if you can find a similar deal, and also a good broadcast mic.
There is nothing wrong with a classic EV RE20, but used or good deals go away very quickly … because everyone knows it’s been a studio standard for many years. They have a flat response so you can taylor EQ for your voice for top modulation, they are dependable dynamic mics– very rugged and don’t require phantom power yet sensitive enough at close range for detail. If you’re on the air a lot, I judge them a better choice than most condensers and certainly better than almost all of the USB podcast mics. I’d bet there are stations still using the same RE20’s they got 30 years ago
The RE22 has a wee bit better sound, intended for the same basic duty, but IMHO having heard them both, I don’t think it’s worth the extra $$.
I use a SHURE KSM27 in my studio, which I got for recording, but it’s a condenser, too sensitive, picks up every other little sound in the CR.
Another good studio standard is the SHURE SM7, also a dynamic mic. Not as flat a response as the EV RE20, but it’s probably second behind it. Lots of people, especially the analog R2R tape people like it for recording as well. Also rugged and dependable.
Another standard choice which you can sometimes find used in good shape or a good deal is the Sennheiser MD-421. They’re more known for tom mics (drum kit), but they have 5-position bass control right on the mic, and have also been used in broadcast for a long time.
Any of these will have enough weight to balance your swing arm.