Just to give some brief background information, I am an amateur pianist who composes and records my own music. Recently, I purchased the full CFX product and love it. I was able to record some excellent MIDI files, which were then taken to a studio for mastering. They sound amazing! With that in mind, I have since purchased Instant Orchestra and GPO5 in hopes of supplementing my piano music with an orchestra feel, be it a string quartet or small chamber orchestra, etc..
My problem is this. I'm too dumb to figure out the best way to execute my idea(s). I own Finale V25. Would the best option to compose a part for each instrument and really learn to maximize Human Playback to get a great quality sound? Or, would I be better served to purchase Logic Pro X, or a comparable DAW, and record individual MIDI tracks for each instrument, similar to my use of CFX? If anyone has similar experiences and can shed some light on how they approached the task, I'd greatly appreciate it.
iMac - macOS Sierra v10.12.3: Finale v25: Garritan CFX Abbey Road: Garritan Instant Orchestra: Garritan Personal Orchestra 5