I think this day and age, with the studios sort of losing business, we as trumpeters have to learn how to compose music, to a certain degree.
I started tinkering around with music production gear almost ten years ago, mostly in Protools and a bit in Logic Pro X.
It took me years to learn how to get around on the equipment; actually, took me longer to learn how to compose music. Some of the audio engineering stuff came fairly quickly to me. I just watched tutorials if I needed to learn a short cut in Protools or Logic Pro.
So what I'm trying to say is, I believe it's good for us as trumpeters to learn about music composition and to incorporate that with the latest music production technologies. If we can afford it, that is.
Computers/laptops, do cost quite a chunk of change and so do the softwares. But I highly recommend investing in yourself, in learning how to compose music both digitally and the old school/traditional way - by pencil and paper.
Direct message me if you'd like to share any of your music compositions with me and how they relate to the trumpet and any gear/technology related stuff you are into.