Originally Posted by AfterViewer
Listened to version 4 only, coming along nicely. My recommendation is to bring in one live violin in the mix, this will usually disguise any internal mix, soundtracking for movies on a budget will mostly shy away from an abundance of live players to achieve an equivalent.
If I understand you, you suggest that the live violin should double the sampled violins in unison? That sounds similar to what I've been told is a good way to use sampled choirs.
Now I'll have to ask a followup question: I've done very little actual audio recording in my life. I've done lots of midi programming and recording, but little audio. If I were to attempt to do what you suggest, I would record the violin and place it only barely audible above the other violins. It would add a little life and colour without coming out sounding like a solo violin. Is this they way you mean?
As for reverb, I guess I would use a reverb to match the room of the orchestral samples I'm using right now, too?