A common question on here seems to be a recommendation for a SFX mic (mostly indoors). I too am currently mulling over this same issue.
I am planning to do several SFX libraries in the near future, and was wondering if anyone with similar experience could point me in the right direction. I need a mic for indoor SFX that I could also possibly use as a dialog mic indoors.
One question I have is in terms of mono/stereo options. Most SFX libraries are Stereo (I assume because of the ease of going from Stereo to Mono in any DAW). I have always recorded my SFX for projects in mono with my AKG c414B-XLS and have set a delay or chorus if I wanted to "beef" them up a little. That being said, I'm confused as to whether I should buy a short shotgun, hyper, matched stereo pair or single stereo mic for indoor SFX?
Some mics I have considered are:
-stereo pair of Beyerdynamic MC930s (this would allow me record in stereo indoors and possibly outdoor ambiences). Maybe even use a single mic as a backup for indoor dialog?
Sanken CSS-5 (can record in stereo or mono, possibly use it as a dialog mic for film, outdoors but may not be the best for SFX and I'll have less flexibility with the the fixed stereo positions as opposed to the MC930s.
Schoeps MK41 (seems like people use this for SFX but it would leave me with mono recordings but I've used this indoors for dialog and was really impressed)
So this is my predicament. I just got paid for a post gig that I worked very hard on and almost went crazy over so I want to make this purchase count.
Thank you for your input