Score to DAW (vice versa)


I’ve been using Cubase and Sibelius for the better part of 6-7 years. I studied arrangement for orchestra for a couple of years and most of my work is in Sibelius because I find it very intuitive for me writing scores and always beign aware of the notes in front of me . I’m lately making music for media (video games, films etc.) And also writing my own compositions.
I find myself asking people I know, what is ideal way to compose with a DAW/Score. - which is most of the time big orchestra scores.

It might been asked a lot before but I was wondering how others prefer working? Sibelius (or any notation software) to Cubase or the opposite? Or Both?

Thank you! :slight_smile:


I would say it depends what does everyone prefer, what is his/her working style.

Myself I write in Cubase. Then I Export MIDI (or MusicXML) and import it to Dorico where I do the scoring/engraving part.