The good

This is a rundown of the main bits I'm using now. I'm planning on expanding this a bit and also include a full bill of materials. A full rig will set you back roughly €3000. With the choices I've made I started with trying as cheap as I could, and then upgrading the bits that proved to be not up to the task they were given.

The replaced

These are the items that I purchased and was sufficiently happy about that I kept using them for some time, but eventually decided to replace with a different component for some reason.

The ugly

There are bits you can purchase that might even be fair in their own right, but which are simply wholly inadequate for the recording of talks. Basically, these are the bits that SUCK.