I come seeking advice about a potentially awesome opportunity to record an amazing group musicians in the amazon jungle in a couple of months. The Doc will revolve around the journey into the jungle, and recording the musicians improvising off of natural sounds of the jungle. So this will require me to record the ambiances of the jungle in real time, wile also recording the musicians playing along to the sound of the jungle.
The core question is, which mics are best suited to handle the extreme conditions of the amazon jungle. Which mics are least susceptible to humidity? Additionally what other gear (audio related or otherwise) do you think would be essential to recording this experience successfully ? Have any of you doing something similar to this? What was your set up like?
The gear that I plan on bringing with me so far is as follows:
Tascam DR-680 field recorder Rode NTG-3 Shotgun (I have to get it repaired first) Sony PCM-50 (Planning on using it to record stereo ambiences, but do the built in mics handle the humidity well?) Marantz 661 AT 2022 stereo mic (again, will humidity be an issue?) Sennheiser G3 lav kit
I also have about 6 dynamic mics of the usual sm57 to 58 range. How well do dynamic mics hold up in high humidity?
Oh and lastly instrumentation break down is a keyboard, guitar/singer and bass/singer, (which i'm hoping i can run DI from their amps/ portable pa system) and 2 percussionists/singers playing hand drums
I know i just asked a lot. I'm looking for any and all input, experience, thoughts, questions, concerns.
Thank you very much for your time everyone!