So since it's a new year and all I decided to throw together a cover of Death Cab For Cutie's "The New Year".
I tried to do as much stereo micing as I could. Downside to this is that if I want to record more than one instrument at once then I have to set the relative levels of those instruments before recording, and I can't change it afterwards (although I can EQ and reverb it to help things a bit). Basically what this means to you is that the vocals were too soft, and I muddied up the mix trying to fix it.
Anyway I recorded XY stereo rhythm dobro, mic'd behind the bridge, simultaneously with mono lead vocals. Then I recorded XY stereo lead dobro, mic'd right in front of the bridge (to get more pick noise). Then I moved everything around and recorded acoustic bass guitar, AB stereo mic'd at soundhole and 12th fret simultaneously with background vocals. Then I recorded acoustic guitar, XY stereo mic'd at soundhole.
Then did mixing in ardour, about to do "mastering" (read: normalization) in audacity.
Made video the whole time, once the files transfer from the camera I'll do my usual crappy copypasta video editing then render then encode then upload. I am thinking about changing my encoding parameters because my other videos kind of look like crap. I guess if I just double the bitrate it will automagically look better? No ffmpeg gurus read this, do you?