If you’ve ever hit a mental block when searching for the rightchord or a variation on a melody, the people at Microworks can giveyou some assistance. They have created the Computer Assisted MusicProcessing System (CAMPS), an algorithmic composition program thatmight shake your creative logjam loose. CAMPS 4.0 features areasonably complete sequencing environment and tools to generatevirtually any element of a piece of music.
With an array of automatic tools, from harmonization to melodycomposition to drum arranging, CAMPS certainly covers a lot ofbases. Though its language is that of music theory, CAMPS’ featuresare accessible to users with little or no formal training.Ultimately, though, the autocompose features’ nature and qualitydetermine whether the program is useful to you.