MusicDevelopments has announced the release of an update to its music prototyping and automated composition software.

RapidComposer version 4.0 features a redesigned user interface with docked browsers, improved workflow, revamped rhythm and phrase generators, new Melody Editor, rewritten VST/VST3/AU plug-ins, folder tracks, and more.

RapidComposer is a unique, non-destructive, phrase-based music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles (for Windows and macOS).

Changes in RapidComposer v4.0

  • Redesigned user interface.
  • Browsers are docked on the right side, file browser added.
  • Melody Editor tab added for motive development, melody generation and editing.
  • All rhythm and phrase generators were revamped.
  • New rewritten VST2, VST3 and AU plugins. The plug-ins are self contained, so they do not use the main application. You can use soundfonts in the plug-in.
  • The installer is improved, including installing plug-ins. The Windows installer includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Folder tracks.
  • Peak meters and Audio Gain slider displayed for SF2, VSTi and audio tracks.
  • Settings / VSTi page reworked and simplified.
  • New structure inspector with extended functionality.
  • Diatonic and chromatic mediant chords are in the Chords Suggestions.
  • The initial ‘enter license key’ screen redesigned with the possibility to start the demo version.
  • New variation: ‘Apply Shape’. It is similar to Apply Melody but uses the new rhythm mapping.
  • Add selected chords to a progression rule (from the master track, the progression editor, and the browser).
  • Additional bigger font sizes offered, suitable for 4K resolution.
  • At the first usage font size is automatically set based on the screen resolution.
  • Supporting special characters in directory names (Cyrillic, Kanji, etc.).
  • Color themes updated and cleaned up. New color themes: ‘Dark With Orange’, ‘Katalin Dark’.
  • Dozens of other improvements and bug fixes.

RapidComposer v4.0 is available at a 25% introductory discount, priced $149 USD for the full edition and $59 USD for the light edition. The offer expires November 29th, 2020.

Owners of RapidComposer can upgrade for $60 USD (full edition) or $30 USD (light edition). Orders after April 1st, 2019 receive a free upgrade.

A demo version for Windows and macOS is available to download.

More information: MusicDevelopments