Piano music generator?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by james, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. james

    james Guest

    Is there a music software that can generate "easy listening" piano music (or
    richard clayderman style) that I can use as background music in low budget
    slide show or documentaries? If I can enter a simple tune and have the
    software arrange/harmonize it (with different styles to choose from), that
    would be perfect. Although I would also like to be able to just specify a
    tempo and mood (e.g. sad, upbeat, happy, etc) and have a song generated if
    that is possible.

    I don't know music theory but am willing to learn some.
     
    james, Nov 28, 2010
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  2. Simple (and often dull...;-), but try this --
    http://www.picturestoexe.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=248
    (read all the comments to get the parts needed to make it work).
    --DR
     
    David Ruether, Nov 28, 2010
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  3. David Ruether, Nov 28, 2010
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  4. james

    J. Clarke Guest

    Music Producer is a dead product. The current project is "Songsmith"
    <http://research.microsoft.com/en-
    us/um/redmond/projects/songsmith/download.html> which isn't freeware but
    trialware--use it for six hours (that's six hours of use, not six hours
    from download) and if you like it pay 30 bucks.

    Have no idea if it's any good or if it will do what you want.
     
    J. Clarke, Nov 28, 2010
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  5. This is not all that close to what you're asking for, but can be useful anyway:

    Analog Box 2

    There are circuits that generate music to varying degrees of randomness.
    If you get the MIDI output to work and feed it to a piano module, you're
    good to go. But I find tinkering with the circuits themselves to be a
    lot of fun. If only I could get just a few enhancements added -- but
    alas, it is no longer a commercial product, not really supported per se,
    but at least it is made available for free for all to enjoy. I sometimes
    wonder if there is anything like this for video (?).
     
    Keith W. Blackwell, Dec 2, 2010
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