MusicDevelopments updates RapidComposer to v2.7

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MusicDevelopments has released version 2.7 of its RapidComposer music software.

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RapidComposer is a rapid music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles.

The latest update includes rewritten chord suggestions system, chord progression generation, chord progression rules editing, phrase local history and other workflow improvements as well as some bug fixes.

Changes in RapidComposer v2.7

  • Chord suggestions (left click on a chord).
  • It is easier to input chords using the MIDI keyboard or by entering text.
  • Phrase local history implemented: save and recall previous states of phrase generation.
  • The scale, tempo and signature properties are displayed on the master track and editable with a single click. Right/secondary click on the master track allows you to add or remove scale/tempo/signature.
  • Chord progression rules editing.
  • Chord progression generation based on probability rules.
  • About 260 new chord progressions for major and minor scales used in pop music (registered version only).
  • It is possible to set the initial length of the inserted phrase generators.
  • New phrase variation: ‘Spread Out Chord Notes’ to make a fuller sound from any phrase.
  • 4 new schemes are added to the Chord Generator to spread out chord notes in octaves.
  • Chord names fixed in traditional notation.
  • Fixes in chord palette to remember window size.
  • Bug fix: crashing issues when enabling “Start With Empty Master Track” fixed.
  • Bug fix: freezing when saving composition for the first time eliminated.
  • Bug fix: MIDI export and MIDI drag and drop from the VST plug-in to the host did not work well.
  • Bug fix: chord preview did not work well in the VST plug-in.
  • Other bug fixes.

RapidComposer for Windows and Mac is available for $249 USD.

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MusicDevelopments updates RapidComposer to v2.6 + Anniversary Sale

MusicDevelopments hsa released version 2.6 of its RapidComposer rapid music prototyping software for Windows and Mac.

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The latest major update includes dozens of improvements and bug fixes based on feedback and suggestions from RapidComposer users. Besides the workflow improvements, the OS X version became more solid and some new phrase generators and variations were added.

To celebrate the 4th anniversary of the first release, RapidComposer is available at a 30% discount in April.

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MusicDevelopments updates RapidComposer to v2.5 + Holiday Sale

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MusicDevelopments has released version 2.5 of RapidComposer, a rapid music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles.

After several months of continuous development and testing we are excited to announce this major update with the rewritten user manual and extra content for registered users (200+ reusable phrases). The update features the new Melody Generator.

Changes in RapidComposer v2.5

  • New phrase generator specialized for making melodies: Melody Generator (not found in LE version).
  • New rhythm generator: Bass Rhythm to create interesting rhythm patterns for bass.
  • Custom phrases are saved in separate files. A phrase is written to file immediately when added to the browser.
  • Directory can be specified to store custom phrases in (Settings/Directories tab).
  • Chord palette reworked, bugs fixed, flats and sharps correctly displayed.
  • Metronome added and redesigned UI in phrase editor.
  • UI improvements on the MIDI Import panel.
  • Composition templates supported, several templates provided.
  • Note editing: ‘Move Notes To New Phrase’ in context pop-up menu.
  • Add composition to history with comments (shortcut: K). It is easy to look up an earlier state.
  • [VST] stability improvements (Reaper does not crash at exit).
  • New keyboard shortcuts added for filling tracks with phrases and some shortcuts changed.
  • Various fixes and improvements in the structure editor. Rearrange parts and lines by drag and drop.
  • Snap/Grid: Bar option.
  • New phrase transpose mode: Octave.
  • Shortcuts ‘1’ to ‘9’ to start editing lines 1 to 9, Ctrl-‘1′ to Ctrl-‘9′ edits parts 1 to 9.
  • Shortcut ‘Insert’ inserts one beat at the timeline position, Ctrl-‘Insert inserts one bar.
  • Shortcut ‘\’ splits selected phrases at the timeline position.
  • Resizing the generator phrases (dragging the right edge) works again.
  • Specifying manual rhythm works in the idea tool.
  • Exported MIDI sometimes included the metronome track. This is fixed.
  • The rhythm was not saved in the phrase browser for custom phrases that used “Manual Editing”.
  • Scale preview fixed in the scale browser.
  • Possible crash at MIDI import fixed (for corrupted MIDI files, or files containing unexpected data). MIDI import stability improved.
  • New editing setting to reset transposition when phrase is added by doubleclicking.
  • Small size soundfonts added.
  • Chord progression preview will use the right scale for major and minor scale formulas (in progression browser and progression editor).
  • Dozens of other smaller improvements and fixes.

RapidComposer is available at a 40% discount until December 31, 2013.

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MusicDevelopments updates RapidComposer to v2.1 + Summer Sale

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MusicDevelopments has announced version 2.1 of RapidComposer, a music prototyping software for Windows and Mac.

RapidComposer is a rapid music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles. Whether you are a seasoned professional or simply ready to take your music to the next level, RapidComposer is the complete solution you need for faster and more productive music composition.

Changes RapidComposer v2.1

  • Global and per-track phrase envelopes which phrases may automatically follow
  • 4 algorithms offered for absolute-to-relative note conversion. Now you can work with scale-relative notes only, without depending on chord notes in the phrase.
  • AI improvements in chord detection when importing MIDI files
  • New master track option: magnet. Chords are automatically transposed and inverted for better voice leading
  • Magnet option is implemented for phrases. When enabled the phrase will be automatically transposed to minimize note distance between the previous and current phrase or from the phrase envelope (choose from 2 algorithms)
  • The Idea Tool is prepared to use the new voice leading improvements to produce musically more useful results
  • ‘Recents’ menu added for opening compositions and importing MIDI files
  • Absolute< ->relative conversion is easier than ever by pressing keys ‘0’ to ‘4’
  • 3 new view options for the piano roll
  • Inspectors and browser panels can be resized by dragging the right bottom corner
  • Mouse wheel works over the workspace to scroll and zoom
  • New ‘Support’ panel
  • Cosmetic UI changes
  • Bug fix for highlighting the wrong buttons in the chord palette
  • Additional bug fixes.

Until the end of June, 2013, RapidComposer and RapidComposer LE are available at a discounted price of $174 USD/$69 USD respectively (30% off regular).

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MusicDevelopments releases RapidComposer v2.0 (for Mac OS X and Windows)

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MusicDevelopments has announced version 2.0 of its RapidComposer, a rapid music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles. The update features redesigned user interface and improved workflow.

RapidComposer is a rapid music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles. Whether you are a seasoned professional or simply ready to take your music to the next level, RapidComposer is the complete solution you need for faster and more productive music composition.

Changes in RapidComposer v2.0

  • Rewritten user interface: better usability on small resolutions, still having everything at your fingertips.
  • Chords and progressions can be based on scale degrees, several chord notations offered.
  • Cut/copy/paste works for phrases.
  • Simpler structure editor.
  • MIDI drag and drop tracks or composition to DAWs.
  • Better reliability – the new recovery feature will recover your composition if the program or a plug-in crashes.

RapidComposer and RapidComposer LE are available at a discounted price of $224 USD/$89 USD until the end of March, 2013.

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