Hi Below are two exs from Spitfire's Strings. This question doesn't pertain only to low strings - it could be anything. I just chose basses and celli playing unison octaves for this exercise. Forget about the "well, it's samples and it will never sound real" argument for a moment, as this isn't about real players vs. sample libraries. It's about how players play, using a library to illustrate my question. In the first example, there is no modwheel movement. There is in the second, and that sounds better to me. The question is, do players play like that naturally - ie, is there a natural cresc and decresc that happens at bow and note changes? If I were to want the real low strings played by musicians to sound something along the lines of ex#2, do I need to put hairpins? And if I don't put any hairpins, will the end result be closer to ex#1? Thanks!