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!
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.
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.”
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.
“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.”
“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 you add color and mood to underground tracks. It’s amazing.”
You’ll get Captain Chords + Captain Play + Captain Deep + Captain Melody for Mac and Windows.
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.
We officially support Ableton Live, Logic Pro X and FL Studio on Mac OS 10.10 and higher. Please note that Cubase is not supported on Mac.
On Windows, we support Ableton Live, FL Studio and Cubase.
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.
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|
*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@example.com and let us know your thoughts on it.
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