MusicDevelopments has updated the RapidComposer music prototyping software to version 4.1.

The update includes ‘Tonnetz’ and ‘Parallels’ for chord selection, chord rules for various church modes, chords track in the melody editor, improved chord detection, batch conversion of MIDI files to chord progressions and many other features requested by users.

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

Changes in RapidComposer v4.1

  • Chords track added to Melody Editor.
  • ‘Tonnetz’ added to Chord Selector and master track chord options.
  • ‘Parallels’ tab added in the Chord Selector that lists all modes and chords.
  • Chord rules and chord progressions are included for Dorian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Phrygian, Aeolian modes, kindly contributed by Tomás San Miguel (not available in the demo version).
  • MIDI files and folders can be dropped on the progression browser to save the chord progressions from the files.
  • Improved detecting and importing ‘chords only’ MIDI files.
  • New variation: Rhythm Mapper.
  • New option in Idea Tool track menu: Use Rhythms For ‘Rhythm Mapper’
  • Chords can be on ‘beat’ boundaries by default which is the denominator of the signature.
  • ‘Lightning’ button added to folder tracks in the Idea Tool which regenerates all tracks in the folder.
  • Improved ‘Collect Scales For Selected Chords’
  • Vector graphics is used for the buttons in the track header.
  • Idea Tool UI layout improved when used with big font sizes.
  • Using sliders in the track header updates the same slider in the track inspector.
  • Variations display help when the mouse is hovered on the name.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

RapidComposer is available for Windows and macOS, starting from $79 USD ex. VAT.