Detailed Guide

Below are some tutorials to help you get started on writing your next hit. 

Connect Odesi to Your DAW

Odesi is compatible with all major digital audio workstations. This means that you can easily transfer the compositional work you do in Odesi into the DAW of your choice to start the sound design and engineering phase of your song.

3rd-Party Plugins

Use your virtual instruments (VST & AU) within Odesi to give you infinite sound possibilities to help you compose your next hit! 

Plugins are organized by company and can be found at the bottom of the instrument list. You can also use a virtual drum machine in Odesi.

Change Scales

You can change the scale of your entire composition, even after you've already written the MIDI. The entire track will be automatically transposed to the new Key/Scale combination that you choose.

   

 

 

Change Tempo

You can also change the tempo of your composition at any time. 

Change Instruments

Odesi contains a wide variety of sounds and instruments you could use for each layer. You can even change instruments during playback to quickly audition each sound.

Adjust Track Volume

You can also change each track's volume and panning in the mixer window. 

Mute

Sometimes, you need to listen to a part by itself. You can mute a track by clicking "Hide". You can also use "Solo" to only listen to the selected track.

Add Chord Progression

To get started with your composition, try adding a chord progression. A randomly selected progression will appear based on the key and scale your project is in.

Change Chord Progression

There's a whole list of chord progressions for you to choose from. We've analyzed the top hits of multiple genres to come up with this list of chord progressions. Changing a chord progression is quick and can even be done during playback. 

Change Rhythm

Odesi contains a comprehensive list of popular rhythmic patterns. Just like what we did for the list of chord progressions, we've analyzed some of the biggest hits in music and found that these 100-150 rhythms were commonly used.

Adjust Chord Length

Want a chord to play before the beat? Or want a chord played multiple times per measure? You can manually adjust chord lengths using a simple slider. 

Customize Chords

It's possible to customize each chord to change chord voicing, chord type, or to change the chord harmony completely. Customizing chords adds countless amounts of possibilities and can help you create unique chords and progressions to call your own. 

Add The Bass

Adding a bassline is similar to adding a chord progression. The bass notes will change to fit the chord progression. You can change the bass instrument and rhythm as well as the general shape of the bassline. 

Add Additional Tracks

You can add a new track and create a new compositional layer for your song. Layering another chord instrument, a second bassline with a different rhythm, or a complimentary secondary melody can help thicken your song.

Add A Melody

You can record a melody (via a MIDI controller or your computer keyboard) or draw in the melody with your mouse. Just like in the bassline and chords, you can change the melody's instrument. 

Recording a melody with the computer keyboard

Recording a melody with the computer keyboard

Quantize

If you choose to play in your parts, you may need to quantize your notes. 

Add Drums

Add a drum pattern to help you set a groove for your composition. You can select from a number of different drum kits and drum patterns. You can also edit your drum pattern by hand to create your own unique beat. 

Export MIDI To Your DAW

You can easily export MIDI files to your DAW when you're ready to start sound designing and engineering your song. 

Export Audio

You can also export the audio for use in your DAW.