I was involved recently in a discussion about Jazz Strings, and if they can be achieved with Sample Libraries.
The bar was set with a lovely cue from "The Black Dahlia", score by Mark Isham. this had a beautiful warm, con-sordino sound with lovely swooping portamenti.
To clarify, this is my own composition,..........hmmm.... maybe composition is too grand a term for this little snippet. It was a quick improvisation just to see how much the stradi's portamenti can add to a section sound.
My own estimation of this cue, is that, while it serves to get the idea across, I dont think the LSO will be looking nervously over their shoulder.
Being able to control the portamento in the Stradi definitely helps though.
Go ahead, taunt us, Joe, with this lush, gorgeous
opening (I hear a little cap-doff to Sam B. in there?).
And then just leave us out in the wind waiting for
the rest of it. Go finish this thing, will ya? It's gotta
be one of the most interesting openings I've heard
in quite a while -- well worth carrying forward.
How can you resist, Joe? It's sitting there whispering,
"Develop me, develop me..."