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Rapidcompose is a phrase-based music prototyping software for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles.


Version 1.21 changes:

- Chord inversions and added octave offsets can be specified by a formula; inversion description is now an integral part of the chord

- It is possible to create a new note by doubleclicking (Ctrl-click still works).

- Default note offset unit can be set in the Settings/Misc panel.

- Recording a phrase from MIDI In works again in the Phrase Editor.

- Problems with the FingerPicking Generator fixed (experienced on Windows XP).

- History data was not updated when History tab was selected. This is fixed.

- Importing a 44.1kHz audio file and converting it to 48kHz made the end of the audio silent.

- Sometimes a keyboard was rendered for audio tracks, this is fixed.

Changes since version 1.1:

- Phrase Morphing tool

- Guitar Fingerpicking Generator included

- Audio track support

- "Override Chord" button to override master track chords from the MIDI keyboard

- Track color can be specified

- Phrase name is optionally displayed over the phrases

- New track icons with pop-up help

- Pressing right Shift during phrase dragging means 'transpose only'

- VSTi compatibility improvements (SampleTank, DirectWave no longer crashes)

- UI improvements and bug fixes

- Three tutorials posted on www.musicdevelopments.com (Working With Phrases, Phrase Morphing, Importing MIDI With Autoharmonization)

RapidComposer features:

- Unique non-destructive, parametric phrase-based music composition

- Advanced tools for phrase editing, phrase morphing, phrase generation, phrase grouping, motif development, chord progression editing,

- 2D view of the composition with structure editor as opposed to 1D view of DAW applications

- Intuitive drag and drop environment (you can drop chords, progressions, phrases, instruments to the composition)

- Master track with chords

- 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

- Extensive scale, chord, guitar chord, chord progression databases,

- Taggable instrument database of all MIDI, VSTi and SF2 presets in one place

- Variations can be applied to phrases, or whole tracks

- IdeaTool that generates a multitrack composition based on the parameters and rules that you specify

- Unlimited undo and the ability to make several versions of the same composition

- Virtual instruments (VSTi v2.4 plugins) support

- SoundFont (.SF2) support

More details with screenshots are available on http://www.musicdevelopments.com/rapidcomposer.html

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

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Available immediately for USD 295.

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