For me best choice is SDC microphone (pencil type) about 40-50 cm above instrument. I use Neumann KM 140, but I had good results also with Octava and Rode microphones. Try to avoid cheap metallic sounding ones. Select a good room for recording, not concerete with lot of ambience nor too dry like vocal booth. Wooden rooms with some fabric/textile elements are the best.
Great piece JumaStudios! Lovely played as well Furthermore, I agree with FXprosound’s post. I have heard great things about the (modded) Octava mics, but sadly haven’t had any experience with them. The Rode mic’s are lovely bright, and could work for you in this case. Good luck!
Thanks a lot guys…this was recorded with a nt1 rode condenser.definitely need to check the ones you mentioned
Oups,my bad…so the microphone I used in the above track is Rode NT2-A
The NT2-a is a microphone I use occasionally. For the money it’s a great mic and really hard to beat!
Do you work with Cubase, or with which DAW?
I bet you made the following mistake: You Inserted a reverb in you Violin channel. But this doesn’t sound good, because you have a (nice!!!!) violin recording which is smono. Now you insert a reverb and this HAS to be stereo, otherwise it sounds like a tin can…. you have to us e the sends to puit reverb on your tracks, because there you generate stereo returns and the reverb (same plugin but stereo) sounds wunderful !!
Mat mate, helpful as always! Thats one great piece of info! Hope I wont bother you too much if I will ask you some more details bout that on a private message. Cheers!