Captain Deep is designed to integrate with Captain Chords to create bass-lines which complement the chord progressions created in Captain Chords. As such, Captain Deep should be opened while there is an instance of Captain Chords connected in your DAW.
Select ‘Captain Deep’ from your AU or VST Instruments folder in your DAW. Add it to a new MIDI channel.
Captain Deep is designed to follow the chord progression created in Captain Chords for each individual tab, ‘VERSE’, ‘PRE CHORUS’, ‘CHORUS’ or ‘DROP’. Therefore, changes in Captain Chords’ Pre-Chorus tab will affect the notes in Captain Deep’s Pre-Chorus tab, too.
Similar to Captain Chords, Captain Deep can also be played live using the Captain Play tab.
To start recording, press Space-bar. You can clear your recoring by pressing Clear next to the MIDI window.
There are additional features within the Play tab in Captain Deep:
When working inside tabs ‘VERSE’, ‘PRE CHORUS’, ‘CHORUS’ or ‘DROP’, the octave, shape and rhythm can be modified to taste.
The Rhythm menu contains dozens of rhythmic patterns for your bass-line. Many have been taken from hit tracks across a range of genres. Rhythms are categorized Basic, Simple, Complex or New.
Choose a rhythm, and Captain Deep will play the root notes from Captain Chords in the selected rhythm template.
Captain Deep has numerous sound presets and effects to choose from.
In Captain Plugins 5, you can use your own VST Plugin Instruments to directly route your melodies through your choice of soft-synths.
You will now see your VST Plugin Instrument’s window, not Captain Deep. Press ‘Play’ and hear your melodies play back, while you search for your perfect sound!
You can route any MIDI-enabled software or hardware synth through Captain Deep. This allows you to use Captain Deep’s MIDI generator to playback sounds from 3rd party synths.
To achieve this, set Captain Deep to VST Output instead of Audio. Then, create a new MIDI channel for your 3rd-party synth, and set Captain Deep as the MIDI source. The exact procedure for this varies between DAWs.
NB: To route 3rd-party synths through Deep, you must use Captain Deep as a VST, not AU. For Logic users, use Captain Deep as a MIDI FX unit.
You can use Captain Plugins’ on-board sounds as a soft-synth by using the MIDI Input tab. Incoming MIDI signals, whether from a MIDI clip or keyboard, will trigger Captain Plugins’ sounds. You can choose the sound, adjust FX, volume and filter. However you cannot use Captain Plugins’ core functionality.
If your Captain Deep has any issues connecting to Captain Chords, double-check that it is still connected in Settings. The top menu marked ‘Connected To’ reveals whether or not you are connected to Captain Chords. Furthermore, if you have used more than one instance of Captain Chords at any time in your project, and Deep is not playing the right notes, check to see if it is connected to the correct instance of Chords.
If you have any functionality issues, check you are on the latest version, also in Settings.
Drop us an email any time at firstname.lastname@example.org for all support enquiries.lightbulb_outline Tip: If one of your bass-lines is playing unexpectedly, while you have Captain Deep closed, check that you have ‘Keep Playing Audio When Close’ disabled – if you’re using a 3rd party plugin, you’ll need to return to the Audio window, disable the button, and go back to your 3rd party plugin tab.