I've wanted to do this for absolutely ages - a direct comparison between live and sampled strings.
About a year ago I commissioned an online mixer from a genius Flash developer (Chris Savage) and it's taken me another year to organise a suitable example and get my butt into gear to set it up.
The piece of music is a short cue by Aaron Sapp
who has kindly allowed me to stream his composition. I recorded the live version of the cue with 5 players and he programmed the samples - LASS I think.
I guess when I started out thinking about this, I was fighting the corner for live strings but it's turned into an appreciation of what live + sampled creates. The live stuff provides the flesh and blood, the emotion, whilst the samples add weight and body. The combination works well I feel as I'm not recording a big section of live players.
I did a longer blog post about it on my site at realstrings.com
but if you click on the link below, it will open the mixer. This is just 2 tracks - a stereo mix of live and another of samples.
2 track string mixer
I dug a little deeper too and separated out 6 stems - live and sampled for high, mid and low strings, as the live strings I record are all done as separate lines, rather than the traditional ensemble.
This takes a bit longer to load all 6 tracks.
6 track string mixer