hi, steve, thanks for your explanation and insights, they help a lot!
i'm still exploring the way to produce music with logic given my situation. here is my basic approach: i finish the full score in sibelius and import it to logic as midi file, then assign the right sound to every track. i'm looking for good sound in logic and try to add life and color to the scored music under this approach, by using whatever logic can provide. but i'm not very satisfied in this regard at this point. i can layout the music in score editor by choosing the right score styles, and they basically look right. but i tend to use the score editor just as an editor.as to the look of the music, i would stay with sibelius. whatever i add in logic, i will update in sibelius. i totally agree with your point that we have to decide what we are looking for, sound or look.
but i'm not sure whether my approach is an efficient one, maybe you could give some suggestions? i believe it will be a great thing if your could give some advices or even just some general directions on the methodology of producing music, to people who think music primarily with notation and still try to produce good sound. it is true that there is a trade-off between how music sounds and how it looks.
score has its limit, especially when facing the electronic music today, it has no the ability to record the automation of sound. and it becomes the limit to people who think of music primarily with notations to produce music. maybe it would be a good idea to make some videos on how to produce different genres of music, from beginning to the end of making a song, like some cases studies. it will demonstrate how logic, as a musical instrument, can achieve those particular sounds and effects for that style?
thanks for all your great tutorials, i have every of them and will buy every of them. i enjoyed them all.