Frequently Asked Questions

Is RapidComposer another DAW (digital audio workstation)?

DAWs are great for mixing and mastering but they are not intended for music composition. RapidComposer is a dedicated application for creative music composers with non-destructive editing and features that you won't find even in the best DAW applications. Not because RapidComposer is better than a DAW; it is a different tool for a different purpose.

Is there a Mac OS X version?

Yes, the Mac OS X version was first released on April 23rd 2012.

Are the Windows and Mac OS X versions different products?

No, these are one product. All customers get both the Windows and Mac OS X version.

What is the workflow?

RapidComposer is where you start and finish the composition, then you export the composition as a standard MIDI file which you import in your favourite DAW for mastering.

Is this a boxed product? Can I order the program at my local music store?

We don't have a fancy boxed product. No shiny wrapping. The purchase is electronic delivery only.

Can I install it on my laptop too as well as on my studio PC?

Yes, two installations are allowed when you buy a license. You can install RapidComposer on two different computers.

If I purchase v2.9 will I get v3.X free of charge ?

Yes. All customers who purchased since January 1, 2014 will get all updates until v3.99.

Are there educational discounts for students and teachers ?

Please contact us through the support form. We decide personal discounts on individual basis. Proof of eligibility required.

Can press members get a free RapidComposer license to write a review ?

If you are a member of the press, contact us for an NFR license.

I'd really like RapidComposer to support feature X, can you add it ?

We would be glad to hear what you like to see in RapidComposer.

How frequently is RapidComposer updated and improved ?

RapidComposer is one of the most dynamically developed applications. We release updates with new features regularly, every 1-2 months. Major updates may take several months to release.

I bought a RapidComposer LE license. Can I upgrade to the standard edition?

Yes, you can upgrade with a discount. Use your keycode as the coupon to get a USD 99 discount, that is you pay $249-$99=$150. This way anyone can try the LE version without having to buy the standard version at first.

I have problems with "Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth"
(no sound, bad quality, big latency or "Could not set MIDI output device" message)

The short answer is "avoid using it". It is set as the default MIDI output port, but you should set either a virtual or hardware MIDI port immediately, or use VSTi/soundfonts as your instruments. The internal state and audio routing of "Microsoft GS Wavetable Synth" is not controlled by RapidComposer so we don't recommend using it.

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