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 RapidComposer by MusicDevelopments is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin and an Audio Plugin Host for Windows and Mac OS X. It functions as a VST Plugin. It can host VST Plugins.
RapidComposer
RapidComposer
Product RapidComposer
Developer MusicDevelopments
Price (MSRP) $99 / $249
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Instrument(s) 
Can Host
Instruments
 
Operating System Availability
Operating
System
Latest
Version
Download Released
 2.7  Downloads Released
System Requirements
•Supported operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
•Intel/AMD processor 1.4 GHz minimum
•512 MB RAM
•Windows MME or ASIO compatible audio hardware is required (ASIO compatible audio hardware required for low-latency operation)
 2.7  Downloads Released
System Requirements
•Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 or 10.9 (latest update)
•Intel Core Duo minimum
•1 GB RAM
Supported Sample Formats (loads or saves) include
SF2 (SoundFont)
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionSerial Number

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

Features:

  • Unique non-destructive, phrase-based music composition.
  • Advanced tools for phrase editing, phrase morphing, phrase generation, phrase grouping, motif development, chord progression editing.
  • Chord suggestions, chord progression generation, chord progression rules editing.
  • Timeline with chords (absolute or chord functions) which all phrases automatically conform to.
  • Piano roll with scale notes, visually editable chord notes, and smart arranging of overlapped notes in two styles.
  • In-place non-destructive phrase-level and note-level editing.
  • Sophisticated MIDI CC editing and recording.
  • Articulations can be assigned to phrases or even individual notes.
  • Extensive scale, chord, guitar chord, chord progression databases.
  • Movable, resizable and transposable smart phrases that always conform to the current chord.
  • Phrase and rhythm generators help you to create thousands of musically useful (not random) phrases.
  • Taggable instrument database of all MIDI, VSTi and SF2 presets in one place.
  • Variations can be applied to phrases, or whole tracks.
  • IdeaTool that can generate a multitrack composition based on the provided parameters and rules.
  • Intuitive drag and drop environment (you can drop chords, progressions, phrases, instruments to the composition).
  • Fully customizable user interface with preset themes.
  • Unlimited undo and the ability to make several versions of the same composition.
  • MIDI drag-and-drop tracks or composition to DAWs.
  • Virtual instruments (VSTi v2.4 plug-ins) support.
  • SoundFont (.SF2) support.
  • Standalone and VST version (32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
Discussion: Active

Discussion

6 June 2013 at 12:18amAtonal

Where are the (three) YouTube videos Chris was planning to produce ??

- atonal.

7 June 2013 at 7:13amftnwo2012

It sounds cool. Same thing on Windows ?

12 June 2013 at 2:45pmBiancaNeve

Well all I can say about it was that (on my venerable iMac running snow leopard) the demo version kept crashing before I could see what it was about .....

1 July 2013 at 6:32pmVariKusBrainZ

Pretty damn crashy on my Win8 laptop.

Luckily it autosaves before it crashes.

3 August 2013 at 11:36pmChandran

Hi tommyzai, I agree with you concerning the concept of this software, but sadly rapid composer is unusable for me, buggy as hell, unstable...c'ant use it more than 5 min without problems! I have seen you are on Mac like me, please can you tell me what OS you use? I' m on mountain lion my computer is a Mac book pro quad core I7 end 2011. My vote is 10 for the concept and 2 for the reliability...

Best Regards.

12 December 2013 at 7:27pmangelonyc

Yes, it does seem a bit unstable. I sent an email with bugs I found, and Attila seems very keen on perfecting his software.. Just keep saving... Logic went thru quite a 'buggy' stage at one point (years ago). I'm using a MacPro 2008 (intel) OS X 10.7.5.

6 May 2014 at 12:57amJcpstrat

The manual on page 6 says: "CUSTOM MIDI FILES, SAMPLE COMPOSITIONS, and AUDIO SAMPLES are available for download for Demo & Registered versions.

Where exactly are these?

7 May 2014 at 8:57ammusicdevelopments

This is not too exact in the manual. The sample compositions can be found in the program as templates (click on the 'Using' menu next to 'New Composition').

Registered users get about 250 very usable phrases, and you can find hundreds of additional phrases on the support forum here at KVRAudio that can be used in the demo version as well. These are mainly strings staccato and piano phrases.

If you want to listen to songs created with RapidComposer, you will find them in this topic:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=168&t=407040

7 May 2014 at 12:43pmJcpstrat

Thanks for the quick response. After finding this forum and seeing it so un-used I was about to write RapidComposer off. I did find the link you provided (before you sent it), and after listening to songs I realized I really want to check RapidComposer out.

Just a suggestion ... in the kva forum there was no indication that I was actually in a forum about RapidComposer until I got into some posts. I would suggest that somewhere in the forum headers you make if obvious which areas are about RapidComposer. Once you know it if's find but for newbee's ... they might miss out on checking RapidComposer out.

7 May 2014 at 3:32pmBlackWinny

Yes, purposed to the visitors and the newbyes, simply change the header of the forum.

from "musicdeveloments"

to "MusicDevelopments RapidComposer"

would be an excellent idea to better identify the forum.

BlackWinny
(who composes now exclusively on RapidComposer since last december)

7 May 2014 at 4:27pmmusicdevelopments

You are both right, but I cannot change the forum title because that should be the company name...

7 May 2014 at 3:56pmmusicdevelopments

Yes, this discussion is not really used. The open support forum has lots of interesting topics:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=168

In addition some comments here are outdated, e.g. the OS X version is very solid now. The work on RapidComposer is continuous, bugs are fixed in very short time, and the forum is full of creative people. Registered users can try the latest beta version and use features weeks before the release.

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