Developer / company: Ad Lib Multimedia
Visual Composer featured a mouse-driven black & white interface on CGA graphic cards. It featured one screen which displayed a pianoroll, not unlike current MIDI sequencers. You could input notes with your mouse. It featured two modes, in the first mode you could use 9 melodic voices only and in second mode you could use 6 melodic and 5 percussion voices.
It sounded incredible at that time. If you have played DOS games that supported the Ad Lib card, you could get an idea what kind of music you can create with VC. It was impossible to create new sounds in Visual Composer, you had to buy Ad Lib Instrument Maker in order to do this.
Ad Lib also released the MIDI Supplemental Kit. This added compatibility for the Roland MPU401 MIDI-interface to Visual Composer, which meaned that you could use your MIDI-keyboard to input notes.
The songs created with Visual Composer are saved in Ad Lib's own ROL format. You could use the Ad Lib Jukebox (bundled with Ad Lib MSC cards) program to play them back, or you could use Ad Lib Pop-Tunes /sold seperately, this was a program to playback ROL files in the background, while you worked in DOS/.
Sadly Ad Lib Multimedia went bankrupt.
The Visual Composer software seems to be old or discontinued.
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Visual Composer works with the following file extensions:
Note: You can click on any file extension link from the list below, to view its detailed information. The list of extensions used or otherwise associated with the application may not be complete, because many common file extensions on our website, such as jpg (pictures) or txt (text files), can be opened by a large number of applications, or are too general file format. However most, if not all directly associated file extensions should be listed with its appropriate program. Although its likely, that some file extensions may be missing from the list of associated file extensions with the application, yet they can be opened, be part of, or otherwise be associated with the program.
Comparison table of actions that Visual Composer can perform with its associated file type beta
This table might not contain all possible associated or supported file types or may contain incorrect data.
If you need more information please contact the developers of Visual Composer (Ad Lib Multimedia), or check out their product website.
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