I am brand new at recording and have recorded a few Christian songs (with a pre-recorded accompaniment track) of my 11 year old granddaughter singing. They actually turned out quite professional sounding, even as commented by another recording studio owner. I used Garageband for that. I also have Mixcraft 6, but haven't used it much. As I recorded my granddaughter, I realized that there are not many backgrounds I like. Most are frankly a little too rocky or contemporary sounding for the most part from my standpoint. I know most people don't think like I do, but that's the way I am. In thinking about it, I thought maybe I could create them in the DAW using loops and software strings, piano, organ, guitar, and maybe a little drums and bass, etc. Later, if they worked out, I could hire musicians to play these same parts, or maybe I wouldn't have to. My question is, am I severely limited right off the bat in choices, etc. with what I want to do with GarageBand and Mixcraft? Or would ProTools or something else be more what I am after? I don't want to box myself into a corner right from the start and find I can't get from here to there and then end up starting all over anyway. I am a beginner as I said. I have a midi keyboard which I haven't used yet, but will. What I don't anticipate, though, is having a full studio of musicians and drum sets, etc. I at this point am having trouble even recording the vocals because of the ambient noise at my house. That is why I got the Apogee MIC so I can take it to a quiet place with my Ipad and record her voice. Later, I hope to build a studio at my home, but I don't have enough money for that at first. But I thought I could concentrate on some MIDI tracks or software instruments with the DAW and at least create the backgrounds and then record her voice somewhere else. The backgrounds, of course, could be used by anyone, anywhere. I don't need to use the microphones for that. But I do want the best DAW software that will do this type of thing. Thank you.