A friend of mine volunteered to accompany a group which is touring through the Amazon, Africa and Australia.
She'll be in extremely remote areas with aborigines, tribes, and native villages.
The instant I heard she was doing this my mouth watered with the recording potential of the trip.
If you had a friend going on a trip like this one, where she'll be with a group of about 10 people for around 6 months across the 3 continents, what equipment would you send her with and what marching orders would you give her?
My first thought was a Zoom H2 or H4 and a harddrive. But, since she'll be literally in the middle of the amazon, eating dinner with people who have never heard of Katy Perry, and basically going on a field recordist's dream trip, I am thinking of putting a bit more money into this.
What would you send her with? What sorts of things should she concentrate on getting? Wallas from towns and tribes? Ambiences? Spot effects? Wildlife? She won't be full-time concentrating on sound, but for me she said she could break away for about 2 hours a day doing recordings.
Any suggestions on technique or what I should send her off with is much appreciated!