I want to take my mixer and a tape deck into the field to record nature sounds for "ambience" CD's. I'll be taping lake surf, rainstorms, birds, crickets and other low-sound-pressure sources. I'm in the market for an appropriate mic.
I tried a friend's PG81 and really liked it. Do you have any other suggestions? I think a pair of mics would be preferable to a stereo mic, but would like to know if Shure makes a model that is particularly suited to this sort of environment.
In addition to the PG81, we also suggest the KSM44, KSM141, or VP88. The VP88 is a stereo microphone.
And here is a link to a company that specializes in nature recording devices: http://www.telinga.com/