I've just had my first experience playing Gofriller cello......YIKES!
(For the record....the main cellist I hire has a Gofriller and I have recorded it a few hundred times)
Thanks for breaking the barrier. This is the first time I have played a sample instrument where I felt a connection to the real instrument.
All too often, composers and arrangers allow their sound libraries to dictate their writing. My writing tends to be very lyrical line-based....not so much chordal padding....which of course sounds bad when played on samples.
I tend to sing parts when brainstorming rather than play them so I can imagine the phrasing. For me, this won't replace my live players (ok...SOMETIMES it might) but it really helps my workflow.
I am Really looking forward to the other solo string instruments......