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Captain Plugins Changelogs

You will find all the changelogs to our latest updates of our Captain Plugins.

Captain Plugins 5.1 (Mac)

Released on July 21st 2020

New Features:

  • Marquee selection of notes in Captain Chords
  • Added Snap setting dropdown to Captain Chords
  • White-key and Minimize Leap modes added to Captain Play and all other flavors’ Play tabs
  • Option-drag and cmd-d to duplicate chords
  • Clicking on chord buttons now sustains the audio preview as long as the button is pressed

Improvements:

  • Grid-snap is now disabled when resizing right edge of note
  • Reduced default volume levels
  • Velocity & Tension panels can now be opened and closed with a single click in Captain Beat & Melody.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with first note getting cut off on loop in Captain Chords AU version in Ableton
  • Fixed bug where individual channel effect state wasn’t saved
  • Fixed issue where double-clicking in Captain Chords timeline triggered looping
  • Fixed bug where silence at beginning of Captain Melody Midi Import was ignored
  • Fixed crash when using up and down arrows on computer keyboard to move single custom-rhythm note
  • Other fixes and improvements

Captain Plugins 5.0 (Mac)

Released on May 20th, 2020

New Features:

  • Midi Editing in Captain Chords
  • VST Plugin Hosting
  • Fill functionality
  • Export and Import of Custom Kits, Patterns and Fills
  • New Foundation Rhythms and Jack Massic Patterns
  • New Drum Kits
  • Tension support in Captain Melody
  • Improved keyboard layout for Captain Play

Improvements:

  • Enhanced design for secondary chord buttons
  • Added effects for individual drum channels
  • Improved auto-scroll behavior
  • Improved gridline visibility
  • Smoother dragging of notes
  • Ability to Save Selected Notes as Fill
  • Added ability to rename custom patterns and kits
  • Added pencil functionality to Velocity panel
  • Clicking chord label box now gives audio preview
  • Clicking through sound preset dialog now previews sounds
  • Added ability to drag samples into Captain Beat from within the DAW
  • Ability to add sample by drag and dropping it over the drum roll
  • Added auto-commit toggle to Magic Recording
  • Improved quantization in Play
  • Better handling of missing samples

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed UI issues with Logic 10.5
  • Fixed VST version being blacklisted by Studio One
  • Fixed inability to resize Captain UI in FL Studio
  • Fixed issue with not being able to drag clip to Maschine
  • Fixed short notes getting cut off via MIDI In
  • Fixed issue with resizing all notes at once in Melody
  • Fixed authorization issue from upgrade screen
  • Fixed issue with wrong notes when copying from play to verse
  • Fixed preview not working in custom sample folder
  • Fixed issue with auto-transposition when using custom chords
  • Fixed issue with Magic Recording pane in Pro Tools
  • Fixed issue with notes not updating correctly when changing scale
  • Fixed issue with truncated Master Audio
  • Other fixes and improvements

Captain Plugins 4.0.3 (Windows)

New Features:

  • Added L.Dre and Polaris Packs to Beat
  • Added triplets to snap in Beat
  • Added triplets to snap on canvas in Melody
  • Added Pattern & Kit saving functionality and UI in Beat
  • Allow Save and Load of custom Drum Kits in Beat
  • Allow Save and Load of custom Drum Kits in Beat
  • Allow Import Banks in Beat
  • Allow Delete Bank Item with Right-click->Delete in Beat
  • Allow Delete Custom Drum Kit in Beat
  • Allow Replace Drum Kits in Beat
  • Allow Hold And Drag In Timeline To Pan And Zoom to all flavors except Play

Improvements:

  • Show Offline Screen if no Internet on Plugin Startup
  • Moved Drum Kit to Audio section in Beat
  • Display preset kits / samples in Beat
  • Remove Custom Folders in Beat
  • New bank name length limited to 40 chars in Beat
  • Preset Banks Updating in Beat
  • Shortened timeout period in Beat
  • Magic Record quantize match snap in Beat & Melody
  • Metronome now defaults to off in Beat & Melody
  • Autoscroll to selected bank item in Beat
  • Brightened gridlines and made notes easier to drag
  • Update notes for playback during non-atomic midi-editing operations in Tension Curve
  • Support for outputting each channel as a separate audio output bus accessible in a DAW

Bug Fixes

  • Velocity gets misaligned with notes in canvas in Beat & Melody.
  • Autofocus for custom dialog in Beat
  • First note cut off periodically on loop in Chords (FL Studio)
  • Resizing not working as expected in Chords (Cubase)
  • Closing and reopening UI makes most recent progression appear in all sections
  • Crash when playing first note as pressing spacebar to record in Beat
  • Undo doesn’t work for pencil-added notes in Beat & Melody
  • Hotkey for Kick is incorrectly labelled “1” in Beat
  • Endbrace arrow and marker get separated when zooming out in Melody
  • Pressing unmapped keyboard keys switches Beat to MR mode
  • Filter out the ‘0 note’ ideas before calling the api for Analysis

Captain Plugins 4.0.3 (Mac)

New Features:

  • Added full support for per-channel effects and limiters, for outputting channels to multiple audio buses.
  • Added Foundation Rhythms.
  • Added velocity support to Melody.
  • Note velocity values can now be set using ‘pencil’ mode, in Captain Beat.
  • Added ‘Sample Folder’ support to the Samples browser.
  • Added support for zooming and panning the canvas by clicking into the measure header view and dragging up, down, left, or right.
  • Added L.Dre and Polaris pattern banks.
  • Allow global reverb and effect types to be selected via drop down menus from the channel effect settings.
  • Allow previewing instruments using the computer keyboard when the instrument dialog is shown.

Improvements:

  • Improved visibility of the grid lines options dialog checkboxes.
  • Improvements to the notes copy and paste behavior. Notes are positioned in the measure following the last selected note, offset by the same amount as the notes being duplicated or copy/pasted.
  • The metronome is now also off by default in Melody’s MR.
  • When a channel is set to solo, it is automatically unmuted.
  • Implemented support for Cmd-1,2,3,4 to perform comparable grid snap adjustments to what Ableton Live does.
  • Grid snap constraints can now be disabled by holding down the command key during note dragging or resizing.
  • Much improved visibility of grid lines on the note canvas.
  • Implement ‘smooth snap’ behavior that more closely matches Ableton Live’s note resizing behavior.
  • Added a user notification after Sync is clicked.
  • Better handling of short, temporary network interruptions.
  • Playhead scrolling is temporarilly diabled when the user scrolls the note canvas horizontally.
  • Custom kits can now be deleted.
  • Triplets snap correctly to the canvas in Captain Melody.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed handling of mono audio rendering.
  • Fix a bug in which the notes being added or removed by, for example, the paintbrush tool, were being added twice.
  • Improve handling of DAW looping, especially FL Studio.
  • Fixed drawing issues on non-retina screens.
  • Fixed global volume not working in all flavors except Captain Beat.
  • Fixed UI being cut off in AU plugin in Studio One.
  • The play tabs in plugins connected to Captain Chords now correctly apply key and scale changes.

Captain 4.0.1 (Windows)

New Features:

  • Drop a sample onto the Beat canvas
  • Delete custom patterns
  • Replace custom patterns

Improvements:

  • “Keep Playing Midi Notes” toggle quickly accessible from left sidebar instead of only in settings
  • Smart Snap quantization improved for Beat
  • Sync button added to Beat
  • Resize grabber added to Beat

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where Beat was inaudible until opened
  • Fixed issue where very short notes weren’t played through MIDI In
  • Undoing a Drum Kit change retains Effects and Controls settings such as channel volume
  • Fixed issue where exporting an individual channel could be in an incompatible sample rate and humanization
  • Improved Bitwig and Maschine support
  • Fixed issue where sample left and right arrows weren’t updating channel sample
  • Fixed issue with End Brace being influenced by Penciled notes
  • Don’t allow unsupported custom Pattern names which could cause issues (spaces at end or unsupported symbols)
  • Copying-pasting Beat section correctly expands all channels containing notes
  • Fixed crash when using Banks sidebar arrows with search filter active
  • Fixed crash caused by double-clicking a channel in Magic Record mode