I've seen countless examples of recordings of an environment that are supposed to help you fall asleep.
I am wondering, what is the best kind of microphone to record such things?
It should capture all of its surroundings as they are to give the listener the illusion they'd be right there. This especially means that it should be capable of recording surround audio. By this I mean that sounds that are right to the microphone should also appear on the right audio channel in the output file. Respectively for the other directions.
I have no experience in audio design. So please be kind to me.
I am not asking for a specific microphone, but rather for a specific type of microphone I should be buying.