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Michael Witte

    Hello, everyone,

    I too came across this question while browsing and although it was asked a long time ago, I share my humble experience:

    If I want the violin to sound very smooth, I use a tube condenser about 1 meter away, about 30cm higher than the violinist's head and pointed towards the bridge of the violin.
    If I want it to have a bit more bite (e.g. for a jagged solo in a rock-oriented song), I take a small-diaphragm condenser (Line Audio CM3) and place it directly over the bridge at a distance of about 40cm (vertically from above).

    In my room, which has not been professionally acoustically optimized, I get the best results this way but room situations will have a huge impact on this.

    Maybe someone can do something with this info.