A tale I heard
Musician Jonny Greenwood on opting for instruments, rather than digital software, when making film scores:
"I think the danger with writing music not-on-paper and relying on computers and demos is that you start to get used to how some strings sound, and then just look to replicate that. Whereas the variety of color that one player can make with a string instrument, it's quite mind-blowing. And just the combination of a whole ensemble and all the directions it can go, it's really exciting and daunting, and it's easily my favourite day of the year when the string players turn up for an afternoon."