View Full Version : Computer Aided Composition

07-16-2003, 10:10 PM
Hi guys,

As I am a cyber man I've been always creating simple tools for myself for every possible purpose to solve repeating problems. Sometimes though it's whole lot easier and time saving to use the the existing software and escape inventing bicycle once again :) What I wanted to do is automate the process of melody harmonization and get a feel of any looney musical idea immediately without having to spend hours doing things that have become rather boring than contributing to my experience. So I have found couple of links to rather good pieces of software that IMO are worth installing and trying them out (I'm not promoting them - just came across them accidentally on the Web):

Jammer Pro 5 (appr. 9 Megz) (http://www.soundtrek.com/demos/jammer_pro_demo_5.0.2.3.setup.exe)

I just tried it and must say it's wonderful even considering its limited functionality in demo version. It's capable of playing any random or preset chord progression in any possible style and arrange it automatically in a CD release quality with lots of interactive options for the user to be able to take an active part in music sketches creation. Rather good for creating drafts and deciding whether you're on the right way while composing.

Plus you might take a look at this list of links to guitar software:

Guitar software links (http://guitarstart.hypermart.net/downloads/main.htm)

Some fine tools there too...

Ultra mega best regards,

07-17-2003, 05:36 AM
LOts of fun stuff on there Zatz, thanks.

07-17-2003, 10:35 AM
The drummer of the EVB recently was fooling around with Band In A Box, and it kinda cracked me up... you can let the program improvise a solo, and you can choose the style of that improvisation... he chose "Pat Metheny" style, and dude, there definitely were some little PM-licks in there
Of COURSE, you canīt compare it to the real thing, but it was a bit scary, cuz it wasnīt... bad

07-17-2003, 02:38 PM

yea, I tried out Band In Box too and it works just about the same way as Jammer Pro. "Scary" was the right word for what I felt then too when I played around with that thing for a short while :D Close to reality you know...

Band-In-Box Link (http://www.pgmusic.com/demo.htm)

Humans! Machines are coming...


PS: This message was generated automatically :D

06-05-2008, 03:53 AM
Please take a look at Musical Palette - Melody Composing Tool. It is based on the theory of composition and the theory of harmony. http://www.palette-mct.com


06-05-2008, 11:00 AM
Thanks for the link. At my first glance it's worth trying out.