Hmmm, well, there's only so much I can do with the samples I have at hand. I think 5strong is the one that plays during the Daggerfall Unity launcher, yes? Though I think someone said it was the same song as GSong? One might be intended to be more epic sounding, and the other more subdued and regal. Or it could be a case of one being more detailed and meant for a certain format FM vs. GS and such. I'll need to check if there's a difference and go with the more detailed midi file. But I'll get through all of them eventually.
I can look through to see if have a different GM structured percussion available to add a little more bombastic feeling. Though, I do view the piece as more regal than epic. It sounds a bit like a procession to me.
I can also see about beefing up the lower 2nd strings. Maybe another sample I have is a little more full sounding. I can still adjust it since I'm still early in the project. I'll be less inclined to make instrument changes later since I want everything to sound like it's from the same orchestra and part of the same project.
On 02fm, the celli are sustained in the original, so I took some artistic liberty for variety in instrumentation, and like the spiccato style rather than smooth legato lines. It adds more interest.
I can back them off to be a little more subdued, though. The East West layer of that particular track tends to have a fairly strong attack on the rosin, the sample is labled as a "Quick UP/Down Bow so I can move that layer back and subdue the sound a bit more. Might help with the sharpness of the attack of the note.
I'll see about adjusting them tomorrow.
Anyway, there's only so much that swapping in samples (like a very high end soundfont) will do. Some people will like my interpretations more than others, and I accept that. I'm doing this mod as much for myself as I am for the rest of the community, afterall.
Also, once I get through a phase or category, I probably won't make further adjustments since I want all the tracks to feel like they're from the same orchestra, or cut from the same cloth at least, and if I've got a whole grouping of songs done, making an adjustment to one would mean adjusting all of them.