I saw a lot of useful stuff here as a lurking guest so thought I'd join hoping someone could give me a little advice.
I recently purchased the Fostex FR-2 and the Rode NT4 with a view to creating sound effects which I hope to get published. In between buying the unit and its arrival I was surfing around and heard mixed reports about the pre-amps. the feeling seemed to be that they were better for recording louder sounds. I was hoping to collect a fair few ambiences, dawn choruses, beach atmospheres, owls at night that kind of thing. I wasn't really planning to go for any of the really quiet stuff like room tones. Am I going to be able to record ambiences like that at sufficiently high quality to sell or have I bought something that's
only good for recording guns and explosions, which are beyond my budget to record anyway? has anyone had good experiences recording such material with the FR-2? If not, I'd rather find a work-around than trade in what I've bought and start again.
Also, possibly a very noob question, but I also purchased a mini wind-jammer. I appreciate its necesity but surely sticking a great furry thing over your mic is going to colour the sound, reduce the high end etc? If this is true, how does one mitigate the effect?