I'm in the last phase of finishing an album which I've basically written and performed on my own. One of the songs feature a string arrangement for which I've used the Vienna samples that came bundled with Kontakt2.

Now, I've heard that people double sampled strings with real players so I was thinking I could try that out. I don't know any string players except for a violinist but I'm wondering whether the arrangement would benefit from adding recorded violin to it.

I'm very interested in trying it out at least and therefore I'm asking you for tips regarding how to add the violin player to the previously sequenced strings.

Should I double his part a few times or is there anything particular I should think about?

I've never recorded strings before so a few tips on how to go about that would be great as well.

Thank you,