Hi sounddesign community! (TLDR @ bottom. Also, If this is the wrong community to ask in, would you please direct me to a better suited place? Thanks!!) I’m a pretty amateur musician, and recently I’ve discovered a pretty accessible recording location with some great acoustics. They could probably be better, I’m no expert, but it’s much better than places I’ve played in before. (For reference, I really just play for my own pleasure, just trying to find places that sound pretty to play in) The room is fairly large, and mostly hard tile or glass, reflective type surfaces.
My question, is what type of microphone would be the best for recording my instrument, a violin, in this setting? Would I capture sound better with a violin pickup or condenser mic on my instrument, or would it be better to use an off-instrument mic? Also, if an off instrument mic would be better, what type, and what recording pattern? Sorry for all the questions, I’m fairly new to recording =P.
TL;DR On instrument pickup/condenser, or off instrument microphone for a decent sized reflective/live room to record a violin?