So I have been spending a long time trying to gather a decent beginner kit for my sound recording. I'm wanting to squeeze the very best I can out the money I have. My main focus is on very high quality mono sound effect recording, with some stereo ambience recording too (streets, forests, etc).
Marantz PMD661 with OADE Brothers FET Mod
Rode NTG3 shotgun microphone
PortaBrace AR-PMD661 case
I'm wondering if this is a good enough starter kit? Anything else I should consider? My main goal is to record sound effects (possibly for sale), but it's also got to be portable too. I'm hoping that using the built in mics on the Marantz will cover me for a bit until I buy a stereo microphone solution. It seems mono is more important than stereo.
Any advice on this?