Here's a blast from the past! I am an old-timer who hasn't posted in several years, but I'm looking for some advice. I have a pretty respectable mic cabinet, but my knowledge of PC's and social media applications is pretty poor. I have a buddy who wants to upgrade his audio quality for streaming, mostly voiceovers, not music, and is on a very limited budget. However, I'm quite willing to loan him whatever mics he needs, SM-7B, EV RE20, or whatever. My knowledge base is also pretty dated. Of course, I am aware that whatever solution is selected, at some point in the signal chain, there will be cheap A-D conversion and a cheap preamp, either in the external signal chain, or in the PC itself. So- Do y'all think it is more cost effective ($50-$100 max) to buy a cheap digital mixer/preamp/interface, just buy a dedicated USB mic, or use some kind of mic to go directly into a 3.5mm mic input? I have no idea what kind of sound card he has, but it's guaranteed to be generic. Feel free to suggest specific units. If you do recommend an interface, preamp, or mixer, phantom power would be a considerable plus. Thanks in advance for your help.