"I've purchased several of Todd's MIDI packs. Which is odd, because I never really considered myself a MIDI pack person. I don't feel like I need MIDI packs to create compositions. I've gotten some TV placements, I've composed for corporate clients, I even wrote a ballet once. I'm pretty sure I was taking piano lessons long before Todd was born. And I can make my own C minor chord at home.
But anyone at any level can suffer from writer's block and would benefit from inspiration. Todd's MIDI packs can accelerate the production process by giving you something to put in the dreaded blank DAW. And it's helpful to see how others program their MIDI tracks to achieve a certain sound, especially composers who have been successful in the industry. That's why some people like to study MIDI mockups.
We're all on a journey to reach our own vision. Each of us needs different tools, training and skill development to keep moving forward. I have found Todd's various packs, like the minimal mystery cue starters, the Bourne pack, cinematic emotions, epic ostinatos and rhythm builders to all be tremendously helpful in both teaching how to achieve a specific style or sound, as well as validating some of my own approaches. For me, it's a chance to look under the hood and find out how to create a specific mood or sound. It's a chance to sharpen my technical skills and learn how to create the best "in-the-box" representation of the composition I hear in my head.
Bottom line? I have found value in every pack I've gotten so far, and I'll probably get more packs in the future. I hope this helps someone make the best decision for their own needs".