Hi, I'm interested in buying a mic I can use to record enviromental sounds... stuff like bird calls, insects, rain, streams, ambient voices, machinery, traffic etc. Now, since I'm going to be out in the field with this, my idea was to use my ibook (see sig) to record to, though I guess I'd need something like a light/portable mic pre, or maybe even a small mixer (overkill?). Obviously, I'd like something that I can carry without too much trouble (ibook, headphones, mic, boom, pre/mix), and that won't break the bank... The quality should be reasonable though it need not be CIA quality... basically, I wanted to use this to build a sound library for my various music/film projects... So, what recoms for field mics and pre/mix that'll work with the ibook? TIA!