First post - go easy on me please I've just bought an iPad (woohoo!). One of the main things I intend to use it for is on-location recording: found sounds for samples, and for spoken word interviews. I am a complete beginner at this - assume I know nothing and you'll be spot on. My background is in music production using Reason & Record, but I want to branch out. My intention is to use a USB condenser mike connected via the camera connector kit to the iPad. No Probs if I'm in a single location - I can just set it up on a decent mike stand with shock mount. But for much of what I do I need to be mobile, and obviously hand-holding the mike is out of the question - too much handling noise. Also, wind noise is going to be an issue outdoors - most of the time this will be outdoor recording. So what's my best option? I think I need a light, portable mike holder that can be hand held with a shock mount - does such a thing exist? Or maybe something like a camera monopod (extensible so it folds up small) again with a shock mount (I think these are called boom poles?) Any suggestions? Cheap is good! Portability and light weight is essential! For wind noise I presume that a standard mike windsock will do the job - probably one of the fluffy types like they use for location filming. Or would a foam one be good enough? I'm not looking for perfect broadcast quality sound (though that would be nice), but it does need to be good enough for me to do post-production work that will probably end up as podcasts on the net, and for the found-sound samples to be usable in experimental music pieces (I use Reason/Record for this). I've not yet decided on what USB mike I'll be getting, but my budget for the mike is up to US$200 - any suggestions? Ideally I'd like one with multi-polar patterns. Sorry for all the questions!