First off: Thanks for any one taking the time to help me! I just need review/recommendations of whats below. Now straight to business. I, as many may be, am a musician who is debating on purchasing one of two different type of software: Notation and Recording. The reason is both have their advantage and disadvantage. I would like notation so I can write my own songs and here them back (i.e. orchestra, big band, etc.). On the flip side, I would also like to actually record some songs I make. Tricky little pickle. And upon that, I have sub groups to the two sides. For notation, I'm leaning to Sibelius but also considering Finale. Both look fantastic, but from my research (which is short), Sibelius just seems that much better to me do to its ease to use but both are really close. For recording, its the all famous Logic vs Pro Tools. This time, I'm leaning to Pro Tools (because its considered the "standard"). Now sadly, I haven't done much research on these programs. But in the long run, this is what I want: I want to be able to record music very easily, but also take out a keyboard and create electronic, pop, or along-those-lines kind of music. Now to finish, i currently have no audio interfaces or what not so if I do go the recording route, im litteraly starting from scratch. Just little info there. Overall, whats your recommendation/review? Thank you again!