I was working on this last night, and i had to share it. The piece isn't done, but its not the piece i'm really sharing, just the sounds i got with the Garritan Stradivari.
There are lots of instruments in here, but the Strads stand out. The first part has the violin with a weird reverb and it gives the piece a wide open and ruminative feel. Then the second has 3 strads being played normally.
Anyway, i thought it would be fun to share some of the "less classical" sounds we can get with very classical instruments. if anyone else has done weird stuff (and i'm sure you have) please feel free to share it in this post so we can all get some fun new ideas.