I forgot to mention in pc, so to me personally (though very helpful to any other newbie), GarageBand and logic are irrelevant.
Turns out I can export Midi from finale, so that's my work style right now. I'm not super familiar with things like compression, gain, or even reverb, and my renders sometimes have mistakes and I have to do then over and over again.
I'm making due fairly well with free VSTs. Not super satisfied with electric guitar, if anyone has any recommendations for free ones.
I'm baffled at the mixing of the drums here. What's going on with that kick? Agree with Justin on the cluttered areas too.
The arrangement is gorgeous but this mix really needs another once-over.