Thanks for listening!
The basic strings are Albion One, but the more prominent legato lines are 8Dio Anthology strings, using the Legato 1 patch. I find you can’t top 8Dio’s legato for intense and emotional passages. I also doubled some of the string parts with woodwinds – there are flutes doubling the violins, a bassoon and clarinet doubling some of the celli lines, and a bass clarinet doubling the contrabass. Not too prominent, I keep them from standing out too much, but just enough to add some reinforcement and agility to the string lines.
The woodwind patches themselves are a mix of HAlion Symphonic, Garritan Personal Orch and Miroslav 2 CE. I don’t recall exactly which was which. I’d have to go back and open the project again.
The brass is all EastWest Hollywood Brass Gold.
I’m actually re-recording this piece using a new set of woodwinds I got from the VSL. They are WAY nicer than the other ones I used above, with a nicer legato and a more natural sound – to my ears, anyway. I think they’ll make for a pretty nice improvement on the overall sound of the track.