Are you speaking of DirectMusic the API or DirectMusicProducer the application?
I\'m assuming the latter, cause this isn\'t a forum for programmers [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
DMP is ok. The newest version is called Xact. It comes with some very involved tutorials and you can find even more tutorials on the net. If you designate a couple days to go through the tutorials you\'d have a good enough grasp to do most of the things DMP can do.
I really didn\'t think DM was used anymore. Recalling all games I\'ve played lately, they use clips of compressed audio (mp3 before, now ogg everywhere) triggered by some events to get the dinamic feeling.