This is a brand-new concept. Every key on your keyboard is mapped to a musical note. When you press the "A", you'll hear the first note of the scale. If you press the "Q", you'll hear the same note an octave higher. You can press any button on your computer keyboard, and play music that's 100% in key and scale. It's super easy to write melodies and basslines that are 100% original and your own.
Sometimes, the best way to create a chord progression is just to hit some notes, and discover what sounds good.
In the Chords mode, Captain Play will play an entire chord when you press one button. For example, pressing the "A" key on your keyboard might play the A Minor chord. Pressing another key may play the C Major with an added 9th note. You can learn the sound of every common chord used in all of today's music, and then make your own chord progression.
You can just use Captain Play to route MIDI notes in real-time to any of those synths. This is super helpful when you're doing sound design and you want to experiment with playing an exotic Key and Scale combination. You don't have to memorize what notes belong to a specific key and scale, the mapping takes care of it.
You'll get download Captain Play, Captain Melody, Captain Deep and Captain Chords now. 👌
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 and FL Studio on Mac OS X 10.10 and higher.
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 and Captain Play are available on both platforms. You'll be able to download them right away.
Captain Melody and Captain Deep are Mac-only at the moment, but the Windows version will come in a free update when they are 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.
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.