I have a gig coming where I will need to record cars passing on a frozen race track (the temperature there will be around -40 degrees celcius.. ), I already did some car recordings in the past but never in that kind of conditions.
I dont really need to wire any microphones on the car as the sound needs to follow the camera position which will be on the side of the race track, for a "documentary style" kind of result.
I had a look in the forums and already had a lot of very useful advice on how to handle very cold temperatures especially with the recorder and mixer ( keeping them under your jacket to warm them up seems the way to go).
Unfortunately i couldnt find any advice and experience on how the microphones and cables would react to freezing conditions.
Does any of you have experience with that kind of weather?
Living in China I dont have a large choice of microphones I can rent, my choice is pretty much narrowed to Oktava Mk012, Sennheiser MKH416, RODE NTG3 and my Sony PCM50 recorder. I can record with a Sound Device mixer ( Mixpre or 302) on a Tascam HDP2 or Zoom H6.
Thanks a lot for your usefull advice!