Write chord progressions in any Key and Scale. Captain Chords will help you build your own chord progression from scratch, and discover the sound of different chords.
You can automatically Minimize the Leap, choose inversions, add 7th, 9th or suspended chords. You can add passing chords, and add more complexity to each chord by adding more notes.
Apply rhythms to your chord progressions. There are 100+ rhythms in Captain Chords. Some are basic (like “play on the Offbeats”), and some are super sophisticated.
You’ll have access to rhythms that were used in numerous #1 hits because they sound great. We aren’t going to tell you what they are, but we included them in Captain Chords. Try to find them. Get inspired and write a better chord progression!
Use your MIDI keyboard to play any notes you want. Captain will add them to your progression.
Combine your piano with your Computer Keyboard and Mouse. You can mix-and-match both ways of making chords to speed up your workflow.
Press any key, and you’ll play a good-sounding chord in your Key and Scale
You’ll always get correct voice leading, and minimize the leap between the chords.
If you come from an MPC background and you like playing drums, this is going to feel amazing. Every time you hit a button, you’ll play a perfect chord.
Choose different layouts to set the locations where your chords change. You can play Double-Time, or just find a cool layout where the chord comes in “too early” to build anticipation.
This feature is non-destructive. You can undo anytime, or create your own custom layout.
You can route the MIDI output from Captain Chords into all VST and AU units in real-time.
Compose the notes inside Captain Chords, but play them with your favorite synth. It’s super easy to establish a connection.
“Captain Plugins is a highly productive harmonic and melodic toolkit for experienced musicians and total newcomers to composition alike. Winner of the Innovation Award.”
“Thrilling melodies and chords to help you build a solid foundation for your songs. We are making a clear Buy recommendation.”
“These plugins close the door on the past.”
You’ll get Captain Chords, Captain Play, Captain Deep for Windows and Mac, and an extra download for Captain Melody on Mac
The maximum power option. Use Odesi as a stanadlone to write music, and combine that with Captain Plugins inside your favorite DAW. If you’re starting a song from scratch, Odesi will help you express your ideas faster.
If you’re working with an existing session, adding the Captain Plugins is a huge time-saver to speed up your workflow. Enjoy using both products side-by-side.
On Mac, we support Ableton Live, Apple Logic and FL Studio.
On Windows, we support Ableton Live and FL Studio.
Studio One and Cubase are not supported yet.
Some other DAWs may work. You’re covered by a 30-day money back guarantee if you want to try Captain with another DAW.
Captain Chords, Captain Play and Captain Deep are available on both platforms. You’ll be able to download them right away.
Captain Melody is a Mac-only plugin, but the Windows version will come in a free update when it is ready.
There are 100+ custom sounds designed for Captain. You can use built-in Leads, Plucks, Basslines, Drum Kits, Pads, and more. All the sounds were sourced from Spotify Top 100 charts and Beatport Top 100 charts from different genres. It’s a quick way to audition how your MIDI notes will sound with different instruments. You’re welcome to use the sounds in your own productions.
Yes, you can route MIDI to your favorite VST synths. For example, you can use Captain with Serum, Massive, Sylenth, Kontakt patches, and every other VST installed on your computer.
You can also use your favorite external hardware, like Moog Synthesizers, Prophets, and anything else that supports the MIDI protocol.
You can use Captain plugins offline to play the MIDI you’ve already written. However, you need to be connected to the Internet to write new MIDI notes inside the plugins themselves. Our generators require Internet access.
So what happens when you’re on a laptop, flying on an airplane? You can write MIDI notes inside Live and play them using Captain plugins, but you won’t be able to generate a new chord progression using our User Interface. Internet is becoming common everywhere, even in the sky. Most studios have wifi. This requirement is usually not a problem.
The same people created all 3 products.
Next, we created Odesi to help you sketch musical ideas, and write the core foundation of every track.
Captain Plugins are an evolution of Odesi. We took the technology inside Odesi and broke it apart into “modular” VSTs that you can add to individual MIDI channels. You can put Captain Chords on a new MIDI channel inside Ableton Live, Captain Melody on your Melody channel, and so on. Captain Plugins are like smaller versions of Odesi that run inside your favorite DAW like Ableton Live or Logic.