Due to my seemingly more restricted budget (life is as it is and things keep popping up) I am still left very much with my current setup as is, and it looks like I cannot really purchase much else for at least a couple of months but I want to get going properly recording sounds.
I currently have a MacBook Pro, a Apogee Duet (fantastic mic preamps and D/A, A/D convertors) and a Shure SM58 and a top drawer microphone, the AKG C414-XLS.
I'm desperately wanting to get a portable recorder (looking at the Tascam HDP2) and a stereo microphone (most probably a Rode NT4) and shotgun and all the other bits to make up a decent sound recording rig. But as I mentioned, this isn't going to happen for a while.
Though obviously just talking about it and not actually just getting on with it, is definitely an issue here! But I'm wanting to ask you guys what sort of sounds I could record best I can for use for other people to use in their multimedia projects that can be done inside, with my laptop, my audio interface and my AKG? (that microphone really is fantastic, I'm lucky to have it) ...because really I can get fantastic quality with that and the Apogee.
But do sounds in sound libraries etc rarely come in just mono? Do I just be clever and record the same sound twice and layer them into stereo? What sounds can I realistically do with my current house-bound setup? I just need some ideas and some nudges in the right direction to get my imagination going.
If it's anything, I use Audiofile Engineering's Wave Editor, Ableton's Live, Apple's Logic Pro and I have the Sound Toys Native Bundle of effects on my computer.