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!
Create your chord progression. Play it back through your choice of VST instrument. No complex routing required.
Build your chord structure, then add style by tapping out your own unique rhythms. You can use your computer or MIDI keyboard to generate your rhythms. Apply different quantization settings, overdub and spot record to perfect your 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.
Space is a new feature in Captain Chords 2.0. It’s all about creating different amounts of space between your notes. Many producers know this as ‘Note Length’, but we’ve taken this idea further and created 8 different settings that affect the amount of space between notes in different ways. You can increase or decrease the amount and hear your chord progression come alive!
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.
Connect Captain Plugins with Kontakt, Massive, Spire, Sylenth, Serum, Roland Cloud, Omnisphere and more.
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.
Route the output from Captain Chords directly into your hardware. That way, you can focus on sound design while Captain Chords is playing your custom chord progressions.
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“Captain Chords is an essential tool for modern composing. I love the new strum feature”
“Captain Chords helps you add color and mood to underground tracks. It’s amazing.”
“These plugins close the door on the past.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”
“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.”
“Captain Plugins is a highly productive harmonic and melodic toolkit for experienced musicians and total newcomers to composition alike. Winner of the Innovation Award.”
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.
“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.”
Rating: 10/10 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Thrilling melodies and chords to help you build a solid foundation for your songs. We are making a clear Buy recommendation.”
“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.”
You’ll get Chords + Play + Deep + Melody.
The Ultimate Music Creation Combo includes; all of Captain Plugins + Captain Beat, Odesi Software and Mixed In Key Studio Edition. $265 Value
Everything works on both Mac and Windows.
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.
|Ableton Live||9, 10||Ableton Live||9, 10|
|FL Studio||20||FL Studio||20|
|Not officially supported, but appears stable.|
|Bitwig Studio||2||Bitwig Studio||2|
|Digital Performer||10||Digital Performer||10|
|Pro Tools*||12||Pro Tools*||12|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your thoughts on it.
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