Welcome to the forum! You'll find 99% of the activity here takes place in "General Discussion" and "The Listening Room" for always interesting and varied demos.
Although there are specific genre-based areas of the forum, seems like over time, everyone has comfortably migrated to the two areas mentioned above. You'll find all types and styles of music and musician represented there!
As far as your question, a DAW will afford you much more control over your sound than a notation program. Many of us use both, and it's a matter of what's comfortable for you as to which order you use them (I create in Sonar, then export to Finale for scores).