so there seems to be a lot of different sound formats out there youtube is using 5.1. and there's also 6.11 7.1 10.2. with all these sound formats do you need to pay special action when you recording?
No. You don’t need to do anything. You can mix to stereo and everyone can play back stereo.
If you want to produce content that takes advantage of the capabilities of any surround formats, then you have an overwhelming array of options on how you do that.
The simplest is to just record a bunch of mono sources and then mix them together with a surround mixer with surround monitoring and then author the mix with the appropriate encoding(s) for the format(s) you want to deliver in.
If you want, you can always record sources with two or more mics and then mix them appropriately as above, which you can also do with a stereo mix.
In the end, the choices and mixing processes are all essentially the same as when you want the final mix to be stereo, it’s just the cost and complexity of both the mixing software and hardware and the mixing process can increase a lot as you add more surround channels.