I know this topic has been covered before, but we do have a lot of newcomers and perhaps some old farts like me have uncovered some new techniques for creating believable orchestral arrangements with the latest crop of sample libraries.
So come on....can you guys share any tips or tricks or just plain anectdotes on how to achieve more and more realism with samples?
Some time ago I read about the trick of layering tremolos with marcato strings to create more believable runs. I love it, I use it a lot and would like to add that half-note trills work even better IMHO. They also add quite a bit to arpeggios and even sustained strings if used sparingly to create more variation in the string passages.
Will anyone else contribute some tricks?