Introduction. 1. Presenting SONAR X3. 2. Customizing SONAR for Your Workflow. 3. Working with SONAR Project Files. 4. Navigating Projects and the Workspace. 5. Recording Music and Sound with SONAR. 6. Editing and Processing Basics. 7. Advanced Editing Features. 8. Playing with Software Synthesizers. 9. Composing with Loops and Making Beats. 10. Arranging the Music Mix. 11. Exploring Effects Plug-Ins. 12. Automation and Control Surfaces. 13. Exporting and Putting Your Project on CD. 14. Surround Sound with SONAR. 15. Standard Music Notation via the Staff View. 16. Studio Control with Studioware and SysEx. 17. The Cakewalk Application Language (CAL). Appendix A: Properly Storing Your Project Files. Appendix B: Audio for Video with SONAR.