And a New Microphone.
(This guy looks more than a little like R2D2.)
Blue microphones has started shipping their Yeti USB microphone. The biggest operational advantage over most other USB microphones is that you can monitor your recording session without a time lag (latency). This mic also offers four patterns: Stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, and bi-directional. A brief description and audio samples are on my website.
The next microphone I’ll be looking at is the Tascam TM-ST1 stereo condenser mic. I’m looking for an alternative to stereo mics in the $300+ range for those who are just starting out in field recording.