I've never purchased a mic before, but I'm a sound design student at scad and I'm trying to build a sound library of my own.
I want to record mostly "real World" sounds such as doors, locks, metals, wood, cloth, animals etc. I know it's good to have multiple mics for different things, but I'm only buying one mic so I want it to sound good for many things.
I'm not trying to record ambiences or anything. I was looking at a Sennheiser 416 and an MKH 8060 but I'm hesitant because that seems to be used for mostly dialogue work and I'm not really trying to do that.
I was wondering if there was a good mic for building a library for anything from loud or very soft sounds, to high frequency heavy sounds, or low frequency heavy sounds.
This would be mostly used for mono hard fxs.
My price range is $1000-$1200. If there is something cheaper, I'd be interested in that as well.