Hi there, this one goes for the more musically-oriented among us.
i have a sharp deadline to wrap up a project for a client which involves sound design and theme composition for a 40sec animated trailer/commercial. i was quick with the sound/sfx design part, but the theme composition got me stuck bigtime... the kind of musical style client wants is very kitsch and far out from what i know and am familiar with. i've built a rhythm that works well, but now a catchy, smart bassline/melody must kick in. whatever i try doesn't work and sounds like crap. i was thinking to try and automate this part (or at least get some inspiring ideas) using algorithmic processes, perhaps using a tool that can generate many random melodic patterns based on some given restrictions... i could then pick an interesting pattern and try to work it from there. anyone familiar with that? ... or can somebody recommend a workflow that might be useful in my situation?