I am a Novice Sound Designer and would like to do field recording to build my own personal library of sounds. I am looking for some advise on which recording equipment and microphones I should purchase to get me started?
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The Zoom H4n is a versatile, easy-to-use, reliable piece of equipment at a very reasonable price. Highly recommend it; however, there are many other options...i'd look at the specs. and read into them. There ultimately is no correct answer...just depends on your preferences and price range.
Nice blog article here: http://www.musicofsound.co.nz/blog/gear-for-starting-out-field-recording