I am about to start with a "soundtrack" for a game. The guidelines for music inspiration are are Solaris/Traffic-Cliff Martinez, mixed with the middle eastern stuff of Passion Of The Christ/Black Hawk Down. Now I am pretty sure the ambient stuff will sound OK, but I am a little worried about all the acoustic stuff. I have decent samples of Duduk/Ehru/Sarangi, but since they are going to be heard solo alot I am pretty sure the samples wont sound real. They are Ok to mix with other stuff or short pasages. The budget does'nt allow me to hire players so what is the next step? What can I do? How good is the Yamaha VL70-m? Better than samples. Is there any libarary out there that I have not heard of that might be good?
Thanks in advance