Hey, I'm planning on investing in some personal audio equipment to use once the ability to borrow my university's equipment is gone! Ultimately I plan on ending up with a solid MS portable recording set up that will give me good quality recordeds with a relatively low amount of noise.
So far the Roland R26 has caught my eye, seems to have good reviews. Any comments on the mic pres on it? I think I know what to expect from the onboard mics but as I said, ultimately I want to be using it with a set of external mics so the pres need to be up to scratch.
The other option I saw was the marantz PMD 661. Its a bit more expensive so I'd be interested to know if its worth the extra money?
Also, any recommendations for entry level microphones for an MS set up would be good, still in the learning stage of things so I don't want (and can't afford to) get anything too pricey. I'll also be investing in a Rode blimp for them as well.