I'm becoming more and more interested in musique concrete and noise art and I'd like to start getting into the recording and splicing process. I've done it before on reel-to-reels, and it'd be nice if I could get one of those, unfortunately they are often prohibitively expensive (still scouring garage sales though). I'm looking for something hand-held, dictophones might work, but I'm interested in something that can record ambient sound, not directionally. Microphone recommendations would also be nice. I know this is a shot in the dark, and maybe a waste of time, but I'm trying it anyway.