Originally Posted by Susceptor
Then perhaps it's not a good idea to do electronic music. On the other hand I think you should use the TECHNIQUES (e.g. programming using a sequencer, using samplers / romplers with symphonic sounds) so you can compose the music you want with the sounds you like.
To further clarify this, get a nice symphonic library (e.g. Symphobia) and a sequencer, then see if you like the workflow and it fits your needs. After you can easily add specific section-dedicated libraries (e.g. Hollywoodwinds, Cinebrass).
I think you misinterpreted what you said - I'm not trying to emulate orchestral instruments electronically, I'm trying to switch from making classical music to making electronic music, which totally bypasses the need for players and allows me to explore a more pop-ish sound than what I do now, which is pretty out there, Bartok-ish atonal music for classical instruments.