I am not a novice when it comes to music or to Finale. But I am a novice when it comes to selecting and integrating a DAW into my work. From the research I've conducted, I've boiled things down to Reaper, Cubase, or Sonar.
Any suggestions on which DAW to choose? Perhaps the 30-day trials of all? And would it be beneficial to begin with Cubase Elements or Sonar X1 Essential, or is jumping in with both feet a wiser choice?