Guidelines for miking a viola with DPA Microphones.
A compact cardioid microphone directly on a viola
Point a 4011C Cardioid Microphone, Compact
directly at an area of the instrument and thereby enhance a special sound, i.e. timbre, bow sounds or finger sounds.
Furthermore, the 4011C is under influence of the proximity effect, which can be used to enhance the low frequencies of the instrument and thereby give the recording more body.
This set-up is also excellent for live sound applications.