I have been working in sound design for just under a year now in my first professional gig and have now gotten to the stage where I can no longer just rely on library recordings to work with. Although I am not new to audio design I am very new to actual field recording, although I did spend a number of years working as a producer so am quite comfortable recording vocals etc.
I would ideally like to get a small set-up which will allow me to get out there an begin building my own library. I am currently working in the games industry so the majority of my sound requirements are ambience/effects and foley but not not much dialogue at the moment.
I am on a very tight budget so I really need to make every penny count and attempt to be able to be as flexible as possible with this set-up until I can afford to upgrade in the future. From reading around I have been over a few set-ups and believe the following might possibly be the most flexible in my price range.
Rode NT6 x 2
Rode Blimp x 1
and possibly the NT45-O capsule if I need omni for anything. Total cost for the 2 rodes and the Marantz and blimp is about £1039. Plus I would need some kind of mount for the pair (any suggestions that would work with the blimp + the 2 rodes?)
Anyway if anybody could possibly give me any feedback or has suggestions for a better setup I would be hugely grateful, as I said before I really need the most flexibility I can get at the moment on the smallest price so need to be able to do stereo and mono at 96khz/24bit.
Many thanks for taking a look and many thanks for anybody who has any input.