Hello, as a car nut, photographer, and 3d/2d visual effects artists, one thing that I've always wanted to do is be able to record decent quality audio of car engine sounds to sink with video. (or also to be used as audio to be mixed into other video) I was on set for a car shoot a few months back and I watched the audio guy place a few small little mics in various places on the cars. I really liked the quality of the sound files that were recorded on the intake and exhaust of the vehicle, it had a nice throaty engine sound from the intake, and a very raw engine sound from the exhaust mic, and they sounded very good when mixed together in with the cabin and external mic. I'd like to get a relatively inexpensive setup that would give me decent results, I'm not expecting to get audio on par with professional audio guys, but I would like to get better and more area-specific (so I can mix them) than what a hand-held video camera would get. So, I'm looking for a setup that I can record from multiple positions, probably 4 positions: intake, cabin, exhaust, and then hand-held next to the recording camera. If they could record wireless, that would be wonderful! My consern is that I'm imaging most inexpensive setups may not be able to handle the very loud noise of some modified V8 cars when they are placed in the intake or near the exhaust. The hand-held mic I'm not really worried about. The car will be in motion at speed, but I also may do a few things while on a chassis dyno, but usually on the open road. Does anyone have any suggestions for a set of small mics that could handle loud sounds? Also, what would be some inexpensive options to record multiple mics at the same time? (or would I need multiple recorders?) An all digital setup (on flash cards or something?) would be ideal for me, I think. I'm not really sure what my budget is, I'm more or less looking to see what particular setups would cost. Starting at a low-end setup that would get the job done decently. I'll be mixing the audio together in Adobe Audition and AfterEffects that I have access to at our visual effects studio at work. I used to use a program called CoolEdit years ago (despite the cheesy name, actually seemed to work fairly well), which I believe has turned into present day Adobe Audition, so I shouldn't have any problem figuring that out. Thanks for any info and input!