I was wondering if anyone doing sound effect recording could help me with a bit of insight.
I’ve been doing music for a while now and I’m currently looking to get into Sound Effects.
For starters I wanted to get a budget (max 200$) All-in-One solution for field recording. I’ve read about a bunch of Portable Digital Recorders like the Zoom H4n, Roland R-05 and Sony PCM-M10.
One thing that I’ve noticed is that there’s almost always a compromise between Stereo Image and Noise levels, with the PCM-M10 having the lowest noise levels in the budget, but with arguably poor stereo image, and the Zooms being pretty noisy (by comparison), but with great stereo.
My question is:
In your experience, what matters more in Sound Effects recording? A great stereo image or low noise for those lighter sounds?
Thanks in advance for any input!