Yep, it's a followup question on hiring a vocalist.. you knew it was coming..
I'd like to know what equipment to grab to record a vocalist. This doesn't need to be fancy, or cost thousands. Thanks to all the great software out there these days, all I REALLY need is a crisp recording. Ambience doesn't matter too much, I'm going to slap reverb/EQ on it anyway. I'll probably just record the vocalist in a dry room.
I have two options as I see it: buy a portable digital recording rig and take it to the vocalist and pick a good location to record. OR.. (probably cheaper) bring the vocalist to my apartment, run a mic and whatever else into my Audiophile 2496, and record that way. Either way, I'm shooting to record at 48KHz/24bit, and want the least noise possible of course. I'm willing to sacrifice some quality here for the sake of cost. Realistically, even 41KHz/16bit is just fine.
What do you guys recommend for a solution that would be in the hundreds, not thousands of dollars?