Report From legato to Staccato and back with problems in Music Composition & Production Posted February 28, 2013 Nice, sounds better. Try using DXF patches on the long sustains, so you can sculpt and shape it--think of the players arching their bows across the strings and the energy of that motion translating to dynamic changes.Let yourself detach the strings slightly between phrases (this means finding the beginning and ending of individual phrases, and treating those like a light arc, with a climax and everything). I've done that. But I'm curious as to how low to begin and end. I don't want it too quiet cause this is going over a rock track and if it gets too low it'll sound like it disappears.