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Guido tum Suden

    First, get the mic away from the violin. OTOH if your room doesn't sound good, you may not be able to.
    If it's too screechy, get the mic away from the bow. In other words, think about which part of the violin makes that sound and don't point the mic that way.
    Make a test if it's okay with the player: Use one mic and let the player move around saying things like: "Mic's pointing at the string holder, distance 1 foot."
    I find that you generally have to take out a lot of highs. If you want that silky sound leave some hi highs.