I've bought Logic Studio and want to record some sounds in a very quiet environment. Those sounds are the basis for sound effects used in movies and software. It's so much fun to create them.
What I do is I take all kinds of stuff that makes a cool sound and try to record that sound. For example opening a can of Coke, or dropping something into a cup of water.
Right now I do that with the build-in mic of my MacBook Pro laptop with Solid State Drive (SSD). There is still a very silent noise in the recording probably coming from the built-in ventilation and the sounds are not recorded really loud. The mic is too far away.
Now the question is: What kind of microphone would be best for recording silent sound effects like these?
- Button klicks
- Clock mechanics
- Stirring a cup of tea
- Drawing with a pen on paper
Do I need a condenser microphone with a cardioid pattern like the one below?
I was reading up on microphones on Wikipedia and realized it's a huge topic, so I hope for some advice from other sound designers.