My wife and I made a trip to New York City a few weeks ago and it was a wonderful opportunity to grab some great sound bites using my Sony PCM-D100 portable recorder. This little recorder is amazing! It's so easy keep it in a small pouch on my belt and whenever I hear something interesting it's always available. It was invaluable for the NYC trip. I recorded lots of different city ambiences and many are on sale now through my AudioJungle site.
I have been creating some new instrumentals that are perfect for commercial backgrounds. They feature acoustic guitar and Ukulele. The tunes are upbeat, catchy and happy. Here's a sample: Happy Cheerful Whistling Ukulele
After doing a lot and reading and research, I decided to purchase a Sennheiser MKH 8040 matched stereo pair. The Sennheiser MKH 8040's are incredibly quiet and very natural sounding. Using the 8040s along with my Rycote ORTF Windshield Kit allows me to capture new sounds with incredible professional quality. Loving it!
Update: I recently broke 5000 sales on AudioJungle! Whoop! Whoop! Busting it to continue add new sounds weekly.