Modern options for mobile 'found sound' samples (field recording)
I'm interested in 'Found Sound' sampling -- essentially, capturing noises from nature, perhaps into BeatMaker for percussion, or transformed into drones, shortened and pitched to melodies, etc.
It looks like "Tascam" and "Zoom" are the big players here, but many of their products have been on the market for nearly 10+ years. And we're seeing technology improvements for iPads, Android phones, etc. So, I'm curious what an optimal setup looks like nowadays?
For example, how do onboard mics fair these days? And I see you can get small stereo microphones to plug into your 3.5mm jack, if you have one... -- do these compare well?
Any recommendations from the crew here?