Folks. After much frustration I am at last slowly begining to get a handle on the "sample" side of things ,i.e., what is and what is not possible/practical/recommended. What would really be useful is a good tutorial on the art of what exactly is possible with the string (and other) samples with regards to mixing and matching. From my own experience, its all been a bit hit and miss so far. Many thanx to everyone out there who has been kind enough to answer/respond to my posts. It has been a great help.
Musical Inspiration is only 10% of the effort, the rest is good old B,S & T.