Captain Plugins A perfect match with Ableton.

Available on Mac and Windows.

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Captain Plugins are 64-bit and support VST2 technology

Better chords, faster.

Captain Chords opens up new worlds inside Ableton. As a VST or AU plugin it helps you write incredible chord progressions. You can route your chords direct to any synth, or use the on-board sounds. And of course you can run them through your favorite Ableton plugins.

The sweetest melodies.

Captain Melody gives you the power to write amazing melodies that match your chords and sound awesome in Ableton. Run the MIDI through any synth, or use the on-board sounds. Combine your melodies with Ableton plugins for intense sound-shaping.

Captain Melody is fast, intuitive and fun. You’ll write better melodies in no time.

Beat the competition.

A VST Drum machine like no other, Captain Beat syncs perfectly with Ableton for unrivalled percussion power. Craft amazing drum beats inside Ableton. Captain Beat has a fast and flexible workflow to suit any producer.

Bass in the place.

A VST bass-line plugin that follows the chords, seamlessly integrates with Ableton and has hundreds of hit rhythm ideas? That’ll be Captain Deep.

Whether you choose to use the on-board sounds or route the MIDI through a synth, you’ll have show-stopping bass-lines in an instant. Connect Deep to Captain Chords inside Ableton and prepare to be amazed.

Play time.

Take your Ableton experience to new heights with Captain Play. It’s the ultimate plugin for jamming out new ideas. Set your key and scale, and choose to play chords or single notes. Captain Play enables you to play chords with one finger for super-creative jamming. It can also remove out of scale notes and trigger all kinds of voicings and flavors.

Load it up on an Ableto MIDI channel, connect yur MIDI keyboard – or simply your computer keyboard – and get funky!

Sampling. Simpler.

Get your samples to perfectly match your Ableton project with Mixed In key Studio Edition. It analyzes audio in real-time, showing you the key and notation of your audio. You’ll know exactly which notes are present and the root key. Knowledge is power.


David Guetta

“Captain can inspire you. I’m using it every day and showing my friends. Captain Melody is super convenient for songwriting. I love the color feature that tells you how stable the note is in the scale. It’s also cool to see what melodies are suggested when you are looking for a new idea.”

Laura Escudé

“This is totally for me. I can take ideas that I play on violin, drop them into Captain Plugins, and come out with a super chordal sequence that I couldn’t come up with on my own.

Captain Plugins will take your music production to the next level.”


“I’m loving Captain Plugins and I used it on two tracks. It’s a super cool plugin. I just love that it promotes inspiration. It’s the perfect spot to get ideas going. I’m always looking for that spark of creativity and Captain always provides that!”

Ebonie Smith

“I love the Captain plugins by Mixed In Key. They really help facilitate programming in a streamlined way. I am able to produce quickly and efficiently while on-the-go.”

Chus and Ceballos

“If you’re writing chords, this is a must-have plugin. It’s faster than working on the keyboard and you can be more creative and just let your creativity come out.”

Morgan Page

“Captain Chords is an essential tool for modern composing. I love the new strum feature”

Rony Seikaly, Sugar Free Radio

“Captain Chords helps you add color and mood to underground tracks. It’s amazing.”

MG the Future

“These plugins close the door on the past.”

Felix Cartal

“Captain Chords has become really valuable to me when I don’t have a MIDI keyboard handy. It allows me to build out interesting chord progressions quickly wherever I am with just my laptop. I love this tool because it shows me chord options I may have not thought of.”

David from Domino Saints

“For me, it’s all about the song. Finding the right chords and feeling is the most important part to making a smash track. Captain gives you the tools you need to push boundaries in your songwriting.”

Lost Stories

“Captain chords and melodies has helped us in writing better songs in more creative and efficient ways. Amazing tools, a must have for every producer”

Fabian Hernandez

“Captain Chords helps me go where I’ve never been before. I’ve been a songwriter for 15 years, and Captain is helping me renew my inspiration.”


Computer Music innovation award

Computer Music Magazine


“Innovation Award”

“Captain Plugins is a highly productive harmonic and melodic toolkit for experienced musicians and total newcomers to composition alike. Winner of the Innovation Award.”

Digital DJ Tips review

Digital DJ Tips

Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Captain Plugins is an essential tool for any DJ/producer. No other composition plugins are as intuitive, simple and great-sounding as Captain Plugins. Highly recommended for DJ/producers and music composers of all styles and skill levels.

Magnetic Magazine

“The Captain Plugins team have created something truly unique in the world of software plugins. I think they nailed what they were going for, and I would definitely recommend giving these plugins a try.”

Beat Magazine review

Beat Magazine

Rating: 10/10 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Thrilling melodies and chords to help you build a solid foundation for your songs. We are making a clear Buy recommendation.”

Jim Stout

Jim Stout

“As a sound designer, Captain Plugins allows me to create musical elements in new and creative ways. It’s the perfect springboard for inspiring new ideas.”



Officially supported.
Ableton Live 9, 10 Ableton Live 9, 10
FL Studio 20 FL Studio 20
Logic Pro X
Cubase 9,10 Cubase 9,10
Not officially supported, but appears stable.
Reaper 5 Reaper 5
Bitwig Studio 2 Bitwig Studio 2
Digital Performer 10 Digital Performer 10
Pro Tools* 12 Pro Tools* 12
Reason* 10 Reason* 10
Maschine* 2 Maschine* 2
Studio One 4 Studio One 4

*Midi Routing may not work. BlueCat Audio Patchwork may be needed in some instances.

Using Captain Plugins on a different DAW? We would love to hear from you. Please email [email protected] and let us know your thoughts on it.

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