Using your Pak

Documentation and Help

Most of the stuff here is also in Readme-file included in Pak

General

This package contains midi files containing scale notes, chords and chord progressions. All files are plain midi files which are ready for importing them to your own DAW (digitan audio workstation). This midi pack is compatible with any DAW that can import midi files. In most DAWs this is done with some ‘import’ feature, or simply drag and drop from file browser.

Directory structure and different files

At top level you have list of contained scales as directories. To explain content of scale directory, we use C_Minor as example:

Different midi files in progressions and chords

When you open any progressions directory, you see midi files and subdirectories. Midi files are there for you to provide quick way to listen progressions with your DAWs preview functionality (some DAWs do have it, some others don’t). When you find progression that fits to your song, move to subdirectory with same name as progression. There is many midi files, and depending on your needs you may want to use different files. Here is some ideas how we suggest you to use them. Example is from Energetic:

Chord directories are organized bit different way for a reason. If you are building chord progression, you certainly want to have different chords. So you select directory based on what version of our files you want to use. Naming follows same principles as with progressions, now just midi files are grouped with same type files in one directory.

See our video explaining and showing how to use those different files.

Modulations in Chord progressions

When you enter to directory of one chord progression you see few more directories. These directories contain same chord progressions modulated to different scale. Those scales are the ones that musically closest neighbours or your scale. Therefore changing to them feels smooth and easy. Each of these modulation directories also contain midi and text files telling you notes that belong to that scale so that you can adapt your melody to that modulated chord progression.

Suggested use cases for modulations:

Remember that modulations are closest neighbours of your primary scale, but not each other, so if you are using more than one modulation it may be safe to jump back to original before moving to next modulation

Known problems in this pack

Have fun and keep on producing great music!