I wonder if the way to achieve an ultra-realistic string section would be to literally play each individual violin, viola, cello and bass separately. Ok, that sounds incredibly time consuming and resource tasking, but maybe what we should ask of the manufacturers is to provide us with smaller string groups. For example the 1st violins could be divided in 3-4 instruments each encompassing about 5 players. Same for the 2nd violins, then smaller instruments for violas, and maybe individual cellos and double basses? It would be more time-consuming to have to sequence literally 5 times the same amount of music, but it might yeld more realism through slightly different performances and real-time controls. It seems to me that the one fatal flaw of current libraries is that they group 10-20 players onto 1 note. Granted in theory this would seem to make sense, but in practice it seems like you always miss the sense that this is a large ensemble of individuals performing together.
I was just wondering what you guys would think about such a \"split\" library?