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Captain Plugins 2.0 / Captain Play 2.0: Map your computer keyboard to be 100% in Key and Scale in your DAW.

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Comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Requires a Mac with 10.10+ or newer (Windows version coming in 2018).

Press one key to play complex chords.

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.

Map your Computer or MIDI keyboard

It’s super easy to choose any Key and Scale and play 100% of the correct notes.

Try “D Lydian” – it’s easy to play with Captain Play, and it’s more interesting than regular Minor and Major scales

Drag and drop the MIDI you’ve made. Super easy.

Just drag the clip into your DAW anytime.

Connect in real-time to other VSTs and hardware.

You can use Ableton Live or Logic’s routing to send Captain Play’s MIDI notes to any other instrument. It makes it super easy to try different sounds and record MIDI notes for your favorite synth.

Build your signature sound.

When you’re writing MIDI notes, it’s really helpful to know what instrument you’re writing for. Captain comes with a huge list of sounds to experiment with – from basslines, to plucks, to leads.

You’ll find a patch to get you inspired and help you write your next hit.

Send MIDI notes to hardware synths.

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.


Computer Music innovation award

Computer Music


“Captain Plugins is a highly productive harmonic and melodic toolkit for experienced musicians and total newcomers to composition alike. Winner of the Innovation Award.”

Beat Magazine review


Rating: 10/10

“Thrilling melodies and chords to help you build a solid foundation for your songs. We are making a clear Buy recommendation.”

MG the Future

“These plugins close the door on the past.”


Captain Plugins


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


  • 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 4 other plugins that are in development now
Buy for Mac

Odesi Software + Captain Plugins

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.


  • 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 3 other professional plugins when we release them
Buy Odesi + Captain Plugins for Mac


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.

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.

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