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Generate your own chord progressions withCaptain Chords.

Included with Captain Plugins 4.0

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Available for Mac and Windows.

Comes with a 30-day money back guarantee. Created by Mixed In Key.

How it works.

Captain Chords is a tool that enables you to quickly and easily generate chord progressions. There are dozens to choose from in the Progressions tab. Each one is a hit progression, used by countless successful songs.

You can then edit the chords, and experiment with voicings, timings and rhythms to make the progression unique. You can choose between triads, suspended chords, 7ths, 9ths and many more flavors, and even add custom chords.

The chord progression can be transposed to different keys and scales at any time, too!

New patterns

Captain Chords inspires you by supplying a huge range of popular chord sequences. These sequences have been used in countless hit songs and are a great starting point for your own songs. Each one can be played in your chosen key and scale. You can even try out different keys and scales on the same sequence, to see how it sounds.

Captain Plugins will help you find new and exciting chord sequences quickly.

Generating chord progressions with Captain Chords is super satisfying, and opens up new worlds of chord combinations and rhythms!


Chord progressions. Generated.

Captain Chords generated these chords. The rest of the music came from the other Captain Plugins: Beat, Deep, Melody and Play.

Hit songs at your fingertips.

You can recreate the chords from hit songs easily in Captain Chords. It’s fast, fun and intuitive.

Most songs use the diatonic scale, so knowing the key of a song makes it amazingly straightforward to enter the correct chords in seconds. Watch how Captain Chords can recreate 5 smash hit songs from Coldplay, The Chainsmokers, Daft Punk, Ariana Grande and Prince:

Generate your own chord progressions using Captain Chords

It’s super easy to generate your own chords from scratch. Visit the official Captain Chords homepage and see how it will help you explore music and write your own original productions.

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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.”


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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.”

Felix Cartal

“Captain Chords has become really valuable to me when I don’t have a MIDI keyboard handy. It allows me to build out interesting chord progressions quickly wherever I am with just my laptop. I love this tool because it shows me chord options I may have not thought of.”

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.”


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.”

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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.”