An excellent resource for musicians who want to begin creating, recording, and producing immediately using the newest version of SONAR. This book covers major features like editing and playing music, and it delves into lesser-known aspects such as audio mixing and automation, creating sheet music, composing with loops, DX (software synthesis) instruments, and producing music for the Web. Written for beginning and intermediate users with discussion on some advanced topics, this book includes thorough explanation and examples, and walks readers through every aspect of the software. Rather than just describing the features of the program and how they work, the book digs deep down into the software. Showing exactly how to use the product with step-by-step examples and exercises, this book helps make composing and recording sessions run more smoothly.