POLL: which feature do you need the most?

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Which RapidComposer feature do you need the most? Mark maximum 5 options.

Drum maps, improved percussion phrases and editing
17
5%
Improved chord palette, circle of fifth, chord builder, borrowed chords, easier chord entry
50
13%
Scale and chord finder tool built in the scale and chord browsers
38
10%
Sharing custom phrases and using other users' shared phrases integrated into the phrase browser
18
5%
Phrases may contains MIDI controllers and pitch bending (editable in the phrase editor)
20
5%
New phrase generators (harp glissando, piano left hand pattern generator)
30
8%
New interactive melody generator
52
14%
Melody analysis from MIDI tracks, melody rules
41
11%
MIDI file browser showing detailed file info
9
2%
Lyrics track
2
1%
Audio import and display improvements
4
1%
Tracks may have own guide/master track
6
2%
Acoustic guitar chord shown on master track, editable acoustic guitar chords
8
2%
Project management
6
2%
Tunings
2
1%
MIDI learn - use MIDI controllers for various sliders and operations
9
2%
LUA scripting
12
3%
User interface simplification
25
7%
Translating the UI to other languages
1
0%
Audio effects (VST/AU plug-ins) with automation
7
2%
Support for VST3 plug-ins
9
2%
Support for Audio Unit (AU) plug-ins on OS X
3
1%
AU plug-in version for OS X e.g. to be used in Logic Pro X
5
1%
 
Total votes: 374

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BlackWinny
KVRAF
3500 posts since 17 Jun, 2013 from very close to Paris, France

Post Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:26 am

Hello everybody!

For me, my five wishes for RC are ONE... and far beyond any other features:
  1. All about the music theory
  2. All about the music theory
  3. All about the music theory
  4. All about the music theory
  5. All about the music theory
Meaning: chord palette, circle of fifth, chord builder, borrowed chords, easier chord entry, scale and chord finder tool, pitch bending, new phrase generators (harp glissando, piano left hand pattern generator), new interactive melody generator, acoustic guitar chords...

All about the music theory.

An implementation of the circle of fifths is even what I expect the most since the first day I came to RapidComposer. For me, nothing is more important than this. A huge implementation of the circle of fifths. Because the circle of fifths is and will remain definitely the best tool to materialize the harmony rules.


The aim of RapidComposer is not to become a DAW but to be the best piano-roll composition tool in the world. If the mind turns to the technological aspects, Attila will loose his focus which must stay on the composition role: to create THE best modern tool to materialize the harmony rules, the counterpoint rules and the melody facilities for the modern composer.

All the rest is much more the responsibility of the DAW. We all have a DAW. And RapidComposer integrates itself perfectly in all the DAWs. So let's the DAW developers keep their competences on this aspect of our activity. They will never reach the level of RapidComposer concerning the composition tool, so let's not yeld to the temptation to transform RC in a kind of DAW, it would be a disaster because what the musicians need is not yet another DAW... but the top-notch composition tool.
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lulukom
KVRian
720 posts since 30 Nov, 2013

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:50 am

+++1

magicmusic
KVRian
938 posts since 11 Nov, 2013

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:13 am

maybe the usage as plugin can be more better. I like a hotkey (when DAW is active)that switch RC window to front(when it is in background) or back (when it is on top). currently RC window is always on front, i move to side if i want something do in other windows or DAW.
when i want add VST to a reaper track RC show me in preset "plugin #1 in reaper" "plugin #2 in reaper". I like feature that it is possible to rename that. so i can give plugin #1 in reaper a own name which fit to track name in reaper or rc. this make things more clear. or if it is possible as in standalone can use a VST plugin. so songs that are create in standalone RC sound with correct sound in plugin RC. And if nothing is in RC VST Slot add, it is as before.

maybe i am too lazy, I do not use RC in DAW, because handling(select VST, move locator) in Reaper is not so good as in RC standalone and MUX racks and audio files in DAW can not use because when i change a chord, audio staff in DAW do not fit, because DAW can not automatic transpose.
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PeteInNeedOfABeat
KVRer
29 posts since 28 Jun, 2016 from Germany

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:05 am

Hi all,

I just saw this post today as I'm currently mixing and mastering an album, so I'm not using RC daily at the moment.

I joined the poll, but one thing wasn't in there: counterpoint generator.

Maybe you mean the same with "interactive melody generator"?
I've not composed counterpoint myself, but from what I know it's a set of rules (different species of counterpoint). So maybe it's possible to make software "learn" these rules?
Would be a great way for me to start experimenting with this.

Guitar chords would also nice (guitar player here).

And some "smaller" feature requests:

- Option to lock "snap" and "grid" together in composition view (so you don't have to change two values, just one)

- Keyboard shortcut CTRL+Q to quit the program

- Option to make inserted Phrases/Generators automatically snap to the loop you set in RC (same lenght)

- Option to automatically remove/deactivate Track Variations when a Phrase gets rendered (before you go into manual note editing, so you don't have to bypass/remove all variations manually).

Sunny greetings,
Pete

musicdevelopments
KVRAF
2791 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:38 am

BlackWinny wrote:Hello everybody!

For me, my five wishes for RC are ONE... and far beyond any other features:
Hello dear BlackWinny,

nice to see you again on this forum! I fully agree with your suggestions, and I promise more music theory will be built in very soon, including a circle of fifths chart. I realized I don't like some (all?) aspects of working with chords as they are implemented now. It annoys me very much, so everything about chords will be redesigned in v3.3. It is never late to realize our mistakes and fix them, I hope.

Thanks!
Attila
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tsmiguel
KVRer
20 posts since 6 Feb, 2008 from spain

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:28 pm

I agree with every opinion here about RC aiming to be a composition tool rather then a DAW.
we have enough DAW´s but few tools that help the composer or song writer to develope ideas or experimentation. Sometimes you sit in front of your instrument asking yourself: "now what to compose"
Then RC can be a good music tool if one lerns to use it´s potential.
But the program after all the wonderfull inprovements over the years and the incredible work done by Attila needs imho a few things:
- user interface simplification
- improve the tools that take advantage of the various musical techniques, like voice leading, interval comstruction, counterpoint and harmony systems.
- more templates as starting points for composing music in any style or technique.

In short, RC is a nice tool for creating songs using harmony, rhythm and melody but can be much more then that, it could be a very professional tools for composers of any style of music, including classical, conteporary or jazz music. My wish is that keeps evolving in this direction and becomes "the ultimate composer midi tool"

Thanks

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KVRAF
2791 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:36 am

Thank you, Tomás, for your thoughts!
Attila
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elyos
KVRer
11 posts since 7 Jun, 2004

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:54 am

as generators,
something like oscilab would be nice for electronic music http://2beat.io/oscilab/
( for notes & modulation )
and something like fugue too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvEJFjDykuE
( and powerfull for a quick multitrack prototype )
if we can create finite state note generator in lua ( or by drawing it ) it will be nice too :)
=> alternative sequencing is always a gateway to new experience

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KVRAF
2791 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:27 am

Very interesting! :tu:
Thanks,
Attila
http://www.musicdevelopments.com
Music Prototyping And Automated Composition Solutions

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InLight-Tone
KVRist
94 posts since 10 Jan, 2014

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:46 am

Lua scripting would be so awesome to extend the system and customize it. As far as effects, all I would want is some sort of global sends for adding reverb to instruments...
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elyos
KVRer
11 posts since 7 Jun, 2004

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:31 am

i don't know how to realize scale modulation in rapidcomposer, it will be a very interesting feature to introduce

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KVRAF
2791 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:48 am

Yes, that would be useful. I don't know how to present this to the user, I need some hints as I am not experienced in scale modulation...
Maybe another menu would be added for chords to display
- other scales which share at least 3 chords with the current scale (maybe scale degrees could be shown comparing the two scales) for Common-chord modulation
- all other scales which includes the given chord for Common tone modulation

I just studied https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modulation_(music)
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EricBGriffin
KVRer
2 posts since 18 Mar, 2018

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:36 am

Attached is a chart that I bet can be easily used to create modulation functionality.

It is a procedure of how to, from any Key, modulate to a different key.

I hope this helps.

Eric

EricBGriffin
KVRer
2 posts since 18 Mar, 2018

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:38 am

Had to zip the PDF file up for the Forum.
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KVRAF
2791 posts since 9 Jan, 2010

Re: POLL: which feature do you need the most?

Post Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:48 am

Thank you, Eric, this chart helps a lot! :tu:
Attila
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