History

v3.2 available

Monday, March 13, 2017 11:00 AM

v3.2 changes:

  • Drum maps can be used for percussion tracks
  • Font size settings: it is possible to change the font size for the UI
  • Phrase Editor improvements (scrollable, zoomable editor with playback position)
  • New phrase generator: “Random Melody Generator”
  • New rhythm generator: “Smooth Rhythm”
  • “Count In” added (found in Timeline Inspector). Setting 1 bar or 2 bars count is possible
  • New phrase action: “Repeat Phrase Until The End Of Line/Part/Composition” with ghost option and shortcut
  • New phrase action: “Insert 'Phrase Container' With Browser Selection” with shortcut possibility
  • New phrase action: “Duplicate Phrases To Unmuted Tracks” (shortcut 'D')
  • New master track action: “Paste Chords (Overwrite)”: paste master track chords but do not add space to the composition.
  • New master track action: “Swap Chords” (with shortcut possibility)
  • New timeline action : “Paste (Overwrite)” : paste timeline section in overwrite mode, do not add space to the composition.
  • New file export option: “Export Tracks To Individual MIDI Files”
  • New setting: “Auto-Zoom During Phrase Dragging” (disabled by default)
  • New setting: “Highlight Middle C Note”
  • New VST playback setting: “Start Playback From The Current Position Instead Of The Host Position”
  • [Windows] Portable usage is possible
  • [Windows] Relative paths can be used with Locations.
  • Moving the selected region on the timeline during loop playback works as expected
  • Chords as MIDI markers saved in the exported MIDI file in a different way to be more compatible with DAWs
  • Soundfonts with 24-bit samples can be loaded
  • 2 new UI themes in the style of Windows 10 and Mac OS X
  • Shift+double-clicking or Alt+Shift-clicking on the master track for splitting/joining chords will use the following chord for the new chord
  • [Windows] WASAPI problems fixed; both shared and exclusive mode should work now
  • [OS X}[VST] fix for a crashing bug
  • Many bug fixes

v3.13 available (Windows and OS X)

Monday, December 19, 2016 11:00 AM

v3.13 changes:

  • Fixed: “Active Track (Chord+Bass)” could not be chosen from the chord preview menu
  • Fixed: Changing chord naming for the master track does not transpose phrases
  • Fixed: The downloaded extra phrases were not sorted into subdirectories as in earlier versions
  • [VST] Chord preview did not work without a track selection, and other issues
  • [VST] Problems with Local Sequencer fixed
  • [VST] Fixes for non-sounding notes at the beginning when host provides strange sample offsets
  • [OS X] Fixed crash when initiating dragging
  • [OS X] Shift key did not work with shortcuts

v3.12 available (Windows only)

Saturday, November 12, 2016 11:00 AM

v3.12 changes:

  • [Windows] Fixed: soundfonts added by the user became silent in v3.1 (data folder migration issue)
  • [Windows] Fixed: VST plug-in could not find the standalone executable (data folder migration issue)

v3.11 available (Windows and OS X)

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 11:00 AM

v3.11 changes:

  • MIDI Import: chord detection improved
  • MIDI Import: errors in MIDI files (overlapped and zero-length notes) handled gracefully during import
  • Fixed crash that occured during startup under some circumstances
  • Fixed regression (rendering problems when using 'Join Notes' in a track)

v3.1 available (Windows and OS X)

Wednesday, November 02, 2016 11:00 AM

v3.1 changes:

  • MIDI Import: display detected scale, live chords preview, file and selected tracks info, 'Trim Silence' option
  • MIDI Import: Channel 10 handling option (join, split), better instrument selection, redesigned UI
  • MIDI Import: phrase detection: the midi events are automatically grouped in phrases. Similar and same note groups are recognized.
  • MIDI Import: improved “Import MIDI Into Current Composition”.
  • Track templates added. Save complete tracks and restore them from the Track browser.
  • Track mute/solo logic changed, allowing you to select multiple tracks as solo. Solo and mute states are independent (solo overriding mute)
  • [Windows] WASAPI audio support (shared and exclusive mode)
  • Added “Convert To Phrase Generator” in the phrase inspector
  • Master track chords can be transposed by semitones (found in the master track inspector)
  • New phrase generator: 'Rest' to be used in the Idea Tool
  • New variation: “Rotate Notes”
  • New variation: “Remove Short Notes”
  • 'Sustain Notes' option added in 'Apply Rhythm' variation
  • 'Truncate Phrase' option added to 'Delay Notes'
  • 'Fill' and 'Velocity For Filled Notes' options added to 'Arpeggiator'
  • 'Mute Original Notes' option added in 'Add Interval' variation
  • Group entry has a menu with recent groups
  • New shortcut: “Preview Edited Phrase With Unmuted Tracks”
  • New shortcut: “Stop Playback/Jump To Playback Start Position” (Shift+Enter by default)
  • Default track view options can be set in the preferences
  • Midi file name is displayed for dropped midi file instead of “midi”
  • “Rescan Midi Devices” button added under Settings / MIDI
  • 9 new phrase arrangements added in Idea Tool (for 3 and 4 used phrases)
  • 48 new interesting “5 in 16 pulses” clave patterns in the Rhythm browser
  • Improved 'Join Notes' when applied on a phrase; it works as expected
  • New setting to use UTF-8 sharp and flat characters (enabled by default)
  • New setting: “Export Chords As MIDI Markers” (when exporting MIDI files)
  • You are asked to save or discard the edited phrase, if you set “Always Confirm Discarding Edited Phrase” (disabled by default)
  • Ctrl+Shift+click can be used on the Master track to select a chord box even if clicked on the chord name
  • It is possible to open composition files (.rcCOMP) by doubleclicking on them (both on OS X and Windows)
  • The “GeneralUser GS” soundfont is distributed with RapidComposer.
  • [Windows] RapidComposerV3 folder is moved to /Users/name/Documents.
  • [VST] When enabling 'Use Host Tempo' the RC VST plug-in will follow the host tempo changes
  • Lots of bug fixes and stability improvements

Compatibility

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