I will be recording a bluegrass band next month in my home. I would like to record the band 'live' - 5 instruments, one vocalist (adding harmonies later).
Acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and acoustic bass.
The room I have is roughly 13' x 21' - hardwood floors, no treatment (yet).
The room is also open to the kitchen (approx same dimensions).
In the past, we have tried doing this several different ways, but never all in the same room. I would like to mic each instrument and vocal - not gang around 1 or 2 mics. I realize their will be bleed and isolating the bass is more of a challenge.
I have some ideas about how to treat the room and isolate the instruments, but I would like to hear from y'all.
What wouldya do?