Originally posted by musicpete:
Oops, I completely forgot about this thread after posting it. So let me thank you for your nice commments, even if it is a bit late.
@kgsteve: Yes, it\'s quite mechanical. I notated everything in Sibelius, rendered to midi and imported it into Cubase. I\'m a terrible pianist and that\'s why I usually don\'t enter the notes manually. On the other hand I try to achieve more realism by painstakingly painting many modwheel curves to imitate how a real player would produce the sound.
@Hardy: The Violins1+2 and Violas are supposed to play a slow quatertone vibrato. When real string sections do that, you get a wonderful wall of sound that can\'t easily be emulated with samples (because the complete sampled section play the vibrato). You\'re right: I simply painted a pitchbend curve for each string section.