Producing film music

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I compose a lot of film-like scores of a musical notation software called Musescore but the playback is pretty unnatural. I am thinking of converting the parts to midi files and inputting them into a DAW. I don't have much experiences with DAWs but, upon looking at garageband, I feel like there aren't enough of the sounds I want.

I compose mainly large orchestral scores, for fantasy/video game music, and garageband sounds very electronic. I'm looking for another DAW but they are a bit pricey so what would you recommend? I have a mac so I've looked at logic pro but apparently that has a steep learning curve.
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What about the playback in Musescore do you feel is unnatural? If it's that you're unhappy with using General MIDI sounds, you can install an alternative sound library and give that a go instead. I wouldn't invest in an entire DAW purely for playback purposes.
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(Original post by nzy)
What about the playback in Musescore do you feel is unnatural? If it's that you're unhappy with using General MIDI sounds, you can install an alternative sound library and give that a go instead. I wouldn't invest in an entire DAW purely for playback purposes.
Its hard to describe. It's just that its very machine sounding like - its very hard to get a natural sounding build and tempo changes. And the sounds just sound dull like theres a lack of fiddling around with them. I've tried doubling instruments together an stuff, to get a sound I like but its very hard. So I basically want 'greater freedom' over sounds.
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