A few months ago I purchased an Olympus Voice-Trek v-821 so that I could record some ambient sounds for making tunes.
Its been a fun little hobby, the device is small enough to carry in my backpack and I can rip it out when I hear anything interesting on my travels around Tokyo, Train station announcements, restaurant ambiance etc.

Ive also been a big fan of the web site Freesounds.org which is a platform for creative commons audio samples.Anyone who makes music has used stuff of this web site.
So I decided to make my own page on the web site and Ill be uploading as often as possible.So check it out if your in need of some new ambient samples.

Click here to check out my My Free Sound page.