After listening to some unbelievable VSL demos by Jay Bacal, Maarten Spruijt, and Guy Bacos, I've been struggling to achieve a similarly authentic string sound.
(If you haven't heard Jay's demos, visit the VSL site immediately: http://www.vsl.co.at/en-us/67/3920/4699.vsl# ... His version of Ravel's Mother Goose Suite is phenomenal)
I think the digital orchestrator's strongest asset is the ability to coax a realistic sound from the string section.
This is something I've been struggling with a lot lately-- my mixes come out sounding weak and thin, and I think the culprit is my strings.... I was hoping to get some advice from my fellow NSS users!
An example of my string work:
1) What is your string library of choice?
2) When creating a legato passage, what combination of string samples/libraries have brought you the most success?
Also, if anyone has general tips/tricks to share, it would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance for your input!