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MusicDevelopments RapidComposer updated to v1.8 + VST version

MusicDevelopments RapidComposer

MusicDevelopments has updated its RapidComposer composition software to version 1.8.

RapidComposer is a unique, non-destructive, parametric phrase-based music composition software.

This major update (v1.8) includes the long-awaited VST version with 128-channel MIDI output that you can use in your favourite host . The standalone version received some minor new features and fixes for several bugs.

To celebrate this release, RapidComposer is available for 20% off the regular price until the 31st of December, 2011.

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MusicDevelopments updates RapidComposer to v1.75

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MusicDevelopments RapidComposer

MusicDevelopments has announced a major update of its RapidComposer and RapidComposer LE 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 v1.75

  • ASIO handling has been rewritten from scratch. The old portaudio ASIO handler will be removed in the next update.
  • Using the mouse wheel is possible when setting values.
  • Selectable grid setting in the editor.
  • Two new display options in the phrase editor.
  • Chord palette and Help window are movable windows.
  • Dropping a soundfont inside the window will add the soundfont to the instruments.
  • Dropping a MIDI file inside the window will load the MIDI file and open the MIDI Import panel.
  • It is possible to set up tracks using a GM soundfont when importing MIDI files.
  • Bug fix: Undo/redo now works properly in the phrase editor.
  • Bug fix: a bug in history handling sometimes caused deletion of the composition file and crashing.
  • Bug fix: dropping a chord progression on a chord segment crashed the application.
  • Other minor fixes.

RapidComposer for Windows is available to purchase for $295 USD.

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MusicDevelopments updates RapidComposer to v1.7

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MusicDevelopments RapidComposer

MusicDevelopments has released version 1.7 of RapidComposer, the music prototyping application for Windows.

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 v1.7

  • Draw lines on the piano roll to create glissando or chord strumming. Other usage is up to your creativity… Notes are inserted and aligned smartly with several snap and filtering options. Hold down ‘Ctrl’ and drag the mouse pointer. Check the generator properties for more options like transposing every second note to get an interesting pattern.
  • More than a dozen new chord progressions added, most of them were used in big hits.
  • The chord progression browser displays progressions sorted by their complexity by default.
  • The harmonization menu also offers simpler chords that do not contain all the notes in the section to be harmonized.
  • Some new sample phrases added that can be used with any chords.

RapidComposer for Windows is available to purchase for $295 USD. A Mac OS X version is currently in development. All existing customers will receive Mac version at no charge.

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MusicDevelopments updates RapidComposer to v1.6

MusicDevelopments RapidComposer

MusicDevelopments has released version 1.6 of RapidComposer and RapidComposer LE, its music prototyping application for Windows.

RapidComposer is a unique, non-destructive, parametric phrase-based music composition software.

The update focuses on improved chord selection and chord progression editing but it also contains several bug fixes.

Changes in RapidComposer v1.6

  • New chord selector and chord palette with many options.
  • Progression editor was rewritten to provide more functionality e.g. chord suggestions, various coloring and preview options.
  • New soundfonts (pad and bass) included for chord preview.
  • New variation: Velocity Generator to set velocity values of a phrase/track by a function and its automatable parameters.
  • New variation: MIDI Echo with swing option.
  • Smart displaying of overlapped notes in two styles.
  • Harmonization improvements: manual selection of chords to complement automatic harmonization decisions.
  • Chord database cleaned up; dozens of new chords added; naming convention became 7b5#9 instead of 7-5+9.
  • Selected phrase notes are displayed in shades of grey depending on velocity.
  • New keyboard shortcuts: TAB (toggle phrase/note editing), ’1′, ’2′ (hide/show the left and middle panels
  • Beats counted from 1 instead of 0.
  • Transposition is taken into account when glueing phrases.
  • Bug fix: in some cases exported midi file had inaccurate timing.
  • Bug fix: interval detection did not work properly.
  • Bug fix: beat alignment was rewritten.
  • Bug fix: several issues with Undo fixed.
  • Bug fix: structure tab rendering fixed when velocity envelope was displayed in note editing mode.
  • Bug fix: file selectors did not become the foreground window.

RapidComposer for Windows is available to purchase for $295 USD. RapidComposer LE is $99 USD (prices excl. VAT).

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MusicDevelopments updates RapidComposer to v1.5

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MusicDevelopments RapidComposer

MusicDevelopments has released version 1.5 of RapidComposer (and LE), a rapid music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles.

With this major update the editing workflow has been improved and several new piano roll view options were implemented. Changing chord notes visually is now possible while phrases and notes are updated realtime. You won’t find this in any other DAW. Another unique feature is that you can store the state of a VSTi plug-in as an instrument that you can use later, even for plug-ins that do not expose their presets. With about a dozen other new features, grab this release while it’s hot!

Changes in RapidComposer v1.5

  • Chord notes are displayed in the piano roll and can be edited (drag to move, Right Ctrl+doubleclick to create/remove).
  • It is possible to save the internal state of a VSTi plug-in as an instrument that you can use later even if the plug-in does not expose any presets.
  • Piano roll view options can be set per track with new ways of coloring and shading notes.
  • The composite track has its own view settings.
  • Articulation names can be displayed above notes and phrases (not in LE version).
  • Percussion note can be specified for percussion tracks.
  • Draw freehand parameter envelopes by holding down Ctrl.
  • New ‘Help!’ button displays detailed editing help.
  • Stop button serves as Panic! button when pressed with the right mouse button and mutes all audio.
  • Swing division can be specified.
  • Demo period starts for each update, crash fixed when expired.
  • Bug fix: audio phrases did not play if the beginning of the audio was before the project start.
  • Bug fix: host transport state is correctly reported to VSTi plug-ins.

RapidComposer for Windows is available to purchase for $295 USD, RapidComposer LE is $99 USD (prices excl. VAT).

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MusicDevelopments releases RapidComposer LE, RapidComposer updated to v1.4

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MusicDevelopments RapidComposer

MusicDevelopments has announced the release of RapidComposer LE, a Light Edition of the rapid music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles.

The new RapidComposer LE is aimed to serious hobbyist musicians and composers.

RapidComposer LE features

  • Core functionality: creating, editing, generating phrases, phrase and rhythm generators, variations…
  • VSTi 2.4 and soundfont (.SF2) support.
  • Sophisticated MIDI CC editing and recording.
  • Audio tracks.

MusicDevelopments has also released version 1.4 of RapidComposer.

The latest major update with fully customizable user interface, and rewritten VSTi plug-in handling that fixes all stability problems and made VSTi support rock solid! Other changes: improved loop playback and recording, tap tempo, fractional tempo can be specified for any structural unit, ASIO configuration improvements.

Changes in RapidComposer v1.4

  • New rhythm generator: Subdivision (great for percussion).
  • Customizable user interface (colors, button shapes, shading…) with preset themes.
  • Tempo can be overridden by any structural unit.
  • Fractional tempo allowed.
  • Tap Tempo.
  • Loop and range playback and recording improved.
  • Playback/recording tempo can be quarter/half/normal/twice/four times.
  • VSTi handling was rewritten, no plug-in crashes anymore.
  • ASIO driver settings (sample rate, latency) are not overridden by default.
  • ASIO configuration window can be opened.
  • Dozens of other small improvements and fixes.

RapidComposer LE for Windows PC is now available to purchase for $99 USD, RapidComposer is $295 USD.

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MusicDevelopments updates RapidComposer to v1.3

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MusicDevelopments RapidComposer

MusicDevelopments has released version 1.3 of RapidComposer, 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.

RapidComposer features

  • Improved editing in composite tracks; it is possible to change the instrument of the selected notes/phrases with just one click.
  • Sophisticated MIDI CC editing and recording.
  • Articulation can be specified for phrases or individual notes.
  • Phrase and note preview during editing with options.
  • Multiple instances of the same VSTi plug-in can be loaded.
  • Optionally hiding the left and middle panes to maximize workspace.
  • Hiding tracks manually or with AutoHide options.
  • Smarter naming of tracks when using {preset}.
  • ‘Add To Composition’ option at MIDI Import.
  • Bug fix: muting a track during playback did not send note off.
  • Bug fix: VSTi internal state is stored when chord/scale/rhythm preview was VSTi.
  • Bug fix: VSTi plug-ins exporting no presets did not appear in the instrument list.
  • Bug fix: ‘Invalid Composition File’ message when reverting to an earlier state in the history.
  • Bug fix: VSTi plug-ins that require audio input do not crash anymore.
  • Bug fix: black screen when maximizing the window and maximizing on dual monitors fixed.
  • Many other small improvements and fixes.
  • Documentation updated.

RapidComposer for Windows is available to purchase for $295 USD.

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