Sorry for the late reply. The main DAW's I use are Live and Logic Pro 9. I'd use Live more lately if Ableton would hurry up and get on the 64-bit band wagon. A lot of orchestral samples can take up to 1GB per patch, and with a 4GB limit, it doesn't matter how fast your computer is. So, as of late, I mainly keep Live as a means of working out percussion parts, as it's just a pain to work with large orchestral arrangements in a 32-bit environment.
Live is great for sketching of course. As I said, I use it to get a lot of percussion parts down simply because I love the ease of it in Live. MIDI editing is a lot more streamlined such as drawing CC lanes, etc, etc. Not that Logic isn't, but Live is just faster workflow wise for me.
Anyone can feel free to email me if they wish. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for replying. I've been looking at the same route basically, I prefer Live but it seems like getting into heavy plugins and libraries is going to be better handled by Logic, at least for now.
I composed the first piece for the short yesterday using solely GarageBand for iPad. So far, it's a really fun way to work and I'll just bring the project directly into Logic to finish it later. For this particular project I am probably going to use this workflow, sketch in GB on iPad, then finish in Logic, as the writer has asked for mostly minimal, subdued pieces.
I'll shoot you an email soon, thanks!