Greetings all, I have an upcoming session with a violinist who will be playing over a couple of fusion-esque tracks and was hoping some of you might have suggestions on mic placement or other recording techniques for this kind of setting. I have no experience with recording acoustic violin in any setting, but have been getting great-sounding recordings of acoustic guitar and acoustic bass (in a non-classical context) for sometime now. I'd imagine that I'll be using a method of placement similar to what I've been doing already with acoustic guitar and bass, but thought I would seek input from folks who've got some actual experience. The particulars are as follows: A matched pair of Rode NT5 (small diaphragm condensor) mics run through a high-end tube preamp, then on to an audio interface. There may be a bit of processing later on down the line, but I want to capture as accurately as possible the tone and nuance of the instrument itself. Depending on how it sounds, I may or may not take feed from a bridge mic on the instrument. The recording room is a converted closet (approximately 8' x 10') which is pretty dead as is. The ceiling is presently bare, but I had planned to rig some sound-absorbing material prior to the session. I may have access to some decent additional mics (medium or large diaphragm), but I do not have the luxury of changing to another location for recording. The violin will be fulfilling two roles in the tunes: 1) upfront - playing melody lines and improvising over several different sections; and 2) background - playing textural or more ambient parts. Overall, I'd say the type of sound I'm shooting for is somewhere in between Jerry Goodman and Jean Luc Ponty. Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! John F.