Make your own beats withCaptain Beat.

From Captain Plugins.

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Captain Beat is 64-bit and supports VST2 technology

Make your own beats. Control your sound.

With Captain Beat, you can make incredible beats, fast.

No complicated workflows or intimidating interface. Just instantly visualised, endlessly customisable beat-making. Compatible with any pad controller or MIDI keyboard, just as effective without.

Captain Beat is a fast-track to banging beats.

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A workflow for every beat-maker.

With all the features and more than the competition in a super clean interface, you can make your own beats without breaking a sweat.

Loaded with powerful tools like per-channel rhythm substition, a unique Fill tool, dozens of humungous-sounding drum kits and instant wave-form visualisation, Captain Beat helps you make beats that bang.

Effects specifically designed for making beats.

You shouldn’t need a PhD in sound design to make dope beats. That’s why we loaded Captain Beat with effects that are carefully calibrated to sound great with drums. Combine them with precision envelope controls. Maximum sound design power, minimum stress.

Inspiration included as standard.

Our unique system of rhythm substitution gives you the power to combine rhythmic styles from any genres. Try a different rhythm on all 16 channels. Then customise every aspect and visualise every change. Endless possibilities for making your own original beats.

Per-channel sample substitution allows you to use your own samples for even greater creative control. Save patterns and kits and make your own custom beat banks.

Artist series Expansion Packs.

Get the pro sound.

This is an evolutionary drum machine. Regular updates and an ever-expanding features list make Captain Beat an essential beat machine for serious drum beat makers.

You can save your own patterns and kits, plus we are teaming up with top producers in a range of genres to bring you an Expansion Pack series of essential patterns.

It’s the gift that keeps giving.

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Available for Mac and Windows.

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

Quotes for Captain Plugins

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.”


“I’m loving Captain Plugins and I used it on two tracks. It’s a super cool plugin. I just love that it promotes inspiration. It’s the perfect spot to get ideas going. I’m always looking for that spark of creativity and Captain always provides that!”

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.”

Digital DJ Tips review

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.”