I'm working on a song where violins will play a long stretch of 16th note arpeggios of a pentatonic scale... like in Copland's 'Rodeo' or many 'Western' movies. It's a background, but is in focus enough that it needs to sound 'western' and not 'baroque'.
I'm having trouble getting it to sound realistic and would like some suggestions. As I just said, instead of sounding like 'fiddles' with the notes flowing together with each string crossing, it sounds like Vivaldi on a player piano. I've tried various articulations (straight, stac, mart) and it just ain't happening.
I have GOS, GPO and the built-ins for Kontakt2 and Kontakt3.
I cannot believe, with all the orchestral mockups people do that this hasn't been tried a zillion times. There's gotta be a way... that 'Hollywood Western' genre doesn't exist without the violins doing pentatonic chord ostinati.