That is a very nice duet indeed and nice playing. Did you play both tracks and mix them or are you two guitarists?
How do you record "down at floor"? Are you actually pointing the mics downwards and what about distance to the guitar(s)?
I used an older Arts acoustic reverb on my recordings. It sounded better than the reverbs in my previous Sonar LE. Anyway the Sonar 8.5 has a reverb that is very promising.
I think there's no way out if we want to make nice home recordings - we need reverb unless we have a very nice sounding room.
The question then is which reverb and how much? My answer is: as little as possible to give the guitar a nice fulll sound. And the old saying that you can't polish a turd is very true here. A bad sounding recording with added reverb becomes - a bad sounding with added reverb
. Reverb is a spice we add to a nice recording - not salt and pepper for a bad steak...
At the beginning I added reverb to everything. Now I do dry recordings, check them out and then add reverb.
I like the spaced pairs too, but now that I've changed my recording set up so much I will make some new tests.
I think that both spaced pairs and XY are very honest recordings. ORTF, DIN etc. can be very nice but they mix different principles. This can make both nice or very confuced recordings.