Folks, after having listened to this year's Garritan community Christmas album, I thought I might write you all to see if I could learn a little about your work flow. I use Sonar 7 PE and Finale 2008, and when I get an idea (or little motive) I fire off Sonar, then record a MIDI clip, save it, and hope to expand on it later.
How do you organize your work flow? Do you compose in Finale (or other notation program) or do you compose and add parts and MIDI clips in a MIDI sequencer, then take that MIDI file into Finale to get it into shape? Or do you start with a staff system in Finale, adding more systems as you add instruments?
Thanks so much in advance for helping an old newbie!