While I already have a condenser mic for vocals, I'm looking for a microphone that would be good for recording random naturally occuring sounds out in the open or inside as well. There would probably be a different recommendation for indoors and out, but something that would work reasonably well with both would be preferred.
Examples of random noises: Paper tearing, clicks on wood, mechanical sounds, smoking noises, lighters, random conversations in public, water drops, video game noises, dog barking. Ya know, kind of any and everything.
One that is pretty transparent is preferred too. Going to purchase a preamp very soon for use with vocal and instrumental recording and realize I won't be able to use this unless I'm indoors with the sound being created within chord length.