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Captain Plugins 3.0 / Captain Chords 3.0: Write chord progressions in your favorite DAW.

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3.0

Mac and Windows versions come with: Captain Chords, Captain Melody, Captain Deep and Captain Play

Watch the video: Create your Chord Progression

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.

Compose your own chord progression.

Go step by step. Write beautiful chords, 100% original and made 100% by you.

Add #1 rhythms

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!

NEW: Record your own rhythms

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.

NEW: Identify any chord

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.

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NEW: Space Knob

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!

Record chords from your Computer keyboard

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.

NEW: Strum the Chords

Increase the Strum value to play chords like a guitar.

Captain Chords 2.0 will add a few milliseconds of delay to play Pluck, Guitar and Piano sounds better.

Your MIDI clip will be strummed, so you can see those changes in your DAW.

NEW: Move your chords around

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.

Drag and drop. Super easy.

Just drag your MIDI clip into your DAW anytime. Captain Plugins work with Ableton Live, Logic, FL Studio and more.

Your output is a MIDI file.

Use 249 built-in sounds.

There are Leads, Keys, Basslines, Pads, Guitars, and so much more. It helps you work faster when you can hear your Chord Progression played using different instruments.

Use multiple Captains at the same time.

When you make a change inside Captain Chords, it automatically sends the chord progression to Captain Deep, Captain Melody and other plugins.

Your entire composition stays 100% in key. Because we’re the team who made Mixed In Key. 😁

Routing MIDI to external VST and AU units

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.


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Connect your hardware synths

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.


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Quotes

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.”

Kaskade

“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.”

Julca brothers a.k.a. XAXO

“Captain helps you focus on the creative aspect of making music. There are super-dope sounds. I just made a track in Captain Chords” – Johnny.

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.”

Reviews

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.”

Pricing

Captain Plugins

$79

You’ll get Captain Chords + Captain Play + Captain Deep + Captain Melody for Mac and Windows.

Features:

  • Customize and explore different chords
  • Discover the sound of different Keys and Scales
  • Add a strong foundation to your tracks 💪
  • Write memorable hooks
  • Add huge basslines to your music
  • Use 100+ sounds, or route to your favorite VST synth
  • Route to your favorite Hardware synth
  • Apply rhythms to anything you’ve written
  • Plus: Guaranteed upgrade to Captain Beat and Captain Hook that are in development now
Buy for Mac and Windows

DAW compatibility

Odesi Software + Captain Plugins

$99
Bundle discount: 30% off

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.

Features:

  • Compose original music and write remixes using Odesi
  • Customize and explore different chords
  • Discover the sound of different Keys and Scales
  • Add a strong foundation to your tracks 💪
  • Write memorable hooks
  • Add deep basslines that follow the chords
  • Use 100+ sounds, or route to your favorite VST synth
  • See all your MIDI notes on one screen for easy-editing
  • Use the capture mode of “Magic Record” to never lose an idea you’ve jammed on the keyboard 👍
  • Import acapellas and analyze their Key and Scale for easy remixing
  • Route to your favorite Hardware synth
  • Apply rhythms to anything you’ve written
  • Edit MIDI in a super-quick and easy way
  • Transfer your rhythms from Odesi to Captain
  • Plus: Guaranteed upgrade to Captain Beat and Captain Hook that are in development now
Buy Odesi + Captain Plugins

DAW compatibility

FAQ

For a complete listing of DAWs click here.

Captain Chords, Captain Play and Captain Deep and Captain Melody are available on both platforms. You’ll be able to download them right away.

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.

Mixed In Key was our first product. It’s used by the world’s top artists to analyze music and find the Key and Energy Level for every track, for perfect harmonic mixing.

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.


Mac

Windows

Officially supported.
Ableton Live 9, 10 Ableton Live 9, 10
FL Studio 20 FL Studio 20
Logic Pro X
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
Cubase 9,10 Cubase 9,10
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 contact@mixedinkey.com and let us know your thoughts on it.

Buy with confidence. We give you a 30-day money-back guarantee with every purchase.