Hello everybody! I've been lurking here for a while now, and recently bought GPO (and will hopefully sooner or later get Sonar Producer). I've casually written music for years, but never really tried to learn much about newer software and all the cool bells and whistles they have now. I'm coming from an old fifty dollar program from 1995 called Passport MIDI Workshop and a hefty soundfont. It was extremely basic, but did what I needed until now. What I've done so far can be found here in my sig (won't let me link here). It's simple and somewhat unstructured, I know, but that's me.
What I'd really like to do, aside from writing new pieces, is go back and revamp what I've made already. The problem is, I really feel overwhelmed when I try to get all the options, controls and such understood.
What's the best way to learn the ins and outs of how to use sequencers without feeling like I'm drowning?