Installation And Software Activation

During the installation, neither DLL files nor services are installed in the Windows system directories.

Path

The setup file automatically installs RapidComposer into the
1. Program Files or Program Files (x86) directory (depending on your operating system, and whether it is the 32-bit or 64-bit version of RapidComposer). The data and settings files are located in
2. %UserProfile%\Documents\RapidComposerV3, actually C:\Users\(Username)\Documents\RapidComposerV3 directory.

Note: this worked differently in versions < v3.1 when C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Roaming\RapidComposerV3 was used as the documents folder. This is not used anymore. RapidComposer will move the files seamlessly from the old location to the new one.




VST Plug-In Installation

The VST version of RapidComposer is installed in the same directory as the standalone version. You need to move the VST version (with the .dll file extension) manually to your preferred VST plugin folder (this folder is different on anyone’s computer, but most of the time, plugins can be found in any of the following locations):

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\VSTplugins
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Steinberg\VSTplugins
  • C:\Program Files\VSTplugins
  • C:\VSTplugins



Uninstallation

Uninstalling the application can be done either by selecting “Uninstall RapidComposer” in the Windows Start Menu (inside the RapidComposer folder), or from the Windows Control Panel. Since the system is not changed in any way during the installation, you can also remove the folders without uninstalling the software. However, this is not recommended.


Software Activation

When first running RapidComposer, you will be asked to type the key code that you received with your order. No internet connection is required.

Note: you need to unlock the program by running the standalone application first! You cannot unlock RapidComposer by loading the RapidComposer VST plug-in in a VST host. When you load the RC VST plug-in, the program should already be unlocked.



Open the .dmg file, and drag the RapidComposer application to your Applications folder. The settings file and the chords/scales/etc. libraries can be found in ~/Documents/RapidComposerV3. When the program first runs, it will populate the ~/Documents/RapidComposerV3 folder from its resources.

VST Plug-In Installation

Copy RapidComposer.vst (or RapidComposerLE.vst) to /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST or to your home folder: ~/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST

Uninstallation

Delete the RapidComposer application from your Applications folder. If you installed the VST plug-in, delete the RapidComposer.vst (or RapidComposerLE.vst) file from /Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST or ~/Library/Audio/Plug-ins/VST



Software Activation

When first running RapidComposer, you will be asked to type the key code that you received with your order. No internet connection is required.

Note: you need to unlock the program by running the standalone application first! You cannot unlock RapidComposer by loading the RapidComposer VST plug-in in a VST host. When you load the RC VST plug-in, the program should already be unlocked.


We ask you kindly to please refrain from pirating/stealing software, especially from tiny companies such as ours. If you obtained a licensed version of RC for free somewhere on the internet, please consider deleting it from your computer, and buying a legitimate license from our official store. Countless hours of work was spent in the creation and tweaking of this unique, speedy, groundbreaking software, and we would appreciate if you respect the developers. Thank you!