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Old 9th August 2011
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Originally Posted by Ryan Earnhardt View Post
Hi Eric,

In the thread you linked above, you mentioned recording the violin. Could you explain how you set up the pair of Coles 4038s for the violin?

Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge!

I experimented with a few different things. I think the approach that ended up being the best was having one mic more in front of the instrument pointed towards the sound holes/bowing of the strings. I do like to have that mic a bit off axis though. Placing the mic directly in front of the sound holes seems to accentuate some of the resonances that cause the instrument to sound unbalanced. the other mic is a little further away behind the player to get a more diffused perspective. I pan that second mic opposite the main one and have it down in volume a bit. It allows me to widen the sound a bit but still have the violin come from a specific place in the mix.