I'll be recording a motorbike at the weekend for the first time and was looking for some tips!
I have a Rode NTG-2 (w/ blimp) and NT1-A, a pair of sontronics STC-1s's and the zoom h4n's onboard stereo mics at my disposal BUT can only record a stereo pair or 2 monos at a time as I currently only have the zoom and need to record in 24/96 so am limited to 2 channels... :(
The key sounds I need are starting/stoping, idle, braking and preferably a 'ridealong' or some sound that could simulate the sound of the bike whilst being rode. Anything else is a bonus :D
Does anyone have any experience with this? Are there any specific techniques I could try? And also, are there things I should watch out for? (apart from the bike :D) like placing the mic too close and it being destroyed by the heat? Whilst researching I saw this happen in one video where they were recording the bike for a game and then poof!
All help is much appreciated, cheers :)
Thank you for the replies guys! I've documented my experience on my blog http://tastybeatz.tumblr.com/ and will consolidate the related links in a future post to help others find info on motorbike recording.
I got some OK results and will definitely be doing it again when I have less restrictions and limitations. Heres a SC clip if you'd like to listen to some unedited results: http://soundcloud.com/disconnectuser/sdb003-motorbikes-unedited
Thanks for all your help, very glad I joined this community!