So I am recording a double bass quartet song (all arco) and I have two main issues:
- I'm not sure if my microphone is being positioned best and such to pick up the richest sound possible. I have a Yeti Blue microphone which I understand isn't top of the line, but it seems to work well. I do not have a stand so I am limited in propping and taping (due to money issues) and I'm not sure where to put my mic. Currently it is on the ground about a foot away from the bass and it is picking up the notes but it just isn't picking up the overtones very well it seems (in any register).
- What do I listen to when I record? There is no "metronome" track so there isn't a logical one to record first. Should I put a metronome in my headphones and recording using that? After the first track, do I listen to the first track while I record the others or just the microphones?
Overall: Where do I position the microphone? And in which fashion should I record the tracks. I am just a high school student trying to do this for someone special in my family who doesn't have very long so I don't have loads of funding nor time. Assume I can play the stuff just fine. Thank you.