Could someone point me in the right direction within the forum site to find info on basic recording technique Q&A,

You mean Cubase specific? Check out the getting started manual you got with your Cubase version.

Point mic at sound source, press record :laughing:

Best to google that one, this forum is more about the technical side of Cubase.

If you mean in general terms, not just Cubase, this might help:

Tried pointing mic at sound source but nothing happened
PS Whats the black lead connected to the mic for? :laughing:

(split - yr reply made me smile, if only it were that simple. One thing I’ve found is, when you’ve got an acceptable result, stop tweaking!!)

That is indeed a great bit of advice. Sounds like you’re getting there.