MusicDevelopments Announced a Major Update of RapidComposer and RapidComposer LE

The update improves the editing workflow and contains features not found in other DAWs, like changing chord notes visually with instantly updated phrases and notes.

Version 1.5 changes:

- 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

RapidComposer features:

- Advanced tools for phrase editing, phrase generation, phrase morphing, phrase grouping, motif development, chord progression editing,
- Timeline with chords which all phrases automatically conform to
- In-place non-destructive phrase-level and note-level editing
- 2D view of the composition with structure editor as opposed to 1D view of DAW applications
- Sophisticated MIDI CC editing and recording
- Articulations can be assigned to phrases or even individual notes
- Extensive scale, chord, guitar chord, chord progression databases,
- Taggable instrument database of all MIDI, VSTi and SF2 presets in one place
- IdeaTool that can generate a multitrack composition based on the provided parameters and rules
- Unlimited undo and the ability to make several versions of the same composition
- Virtual instruments (VSTi v2.4 plugins) support
- SoundFont (.SF2) support

System requirements

- Supported operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Intel/AMD processor 1.4 GHz minimum
- 512 MB RAM
- Horizontal resolution of at least 1280 pixels (1600 pixels or higher is recommended)
- Windows MME or DirectSound compatible audio hardware is required (ASIO compatible audio hardware required for low-latency operation) Note: Digidesign ASIO driver is not supported
- Internet connection required for license activation

RapidComposer is available immediately for USD $295.

RapidComposer LE is available immediately for USD $99.

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