A while ago I put together a pretty hefty article on the string section instruments.
It covers pretty much everything you need to know to be better prepared to write for strings - whether real or sampled - including the numbers you’d expect to see, how they’re built and create sound.
I also explain almost every articulation I could think of - and even got a violinist to demonstrate each technique so that you can see / hear it in action
Hopefully some of you will find it helpful! And maybe you’ll discover some new techniques that you can add to your compositions.