Chord - Melody - Bassline - Generator
Captain Plugins by Mixed In Key is designed to help inspire you to write memorable chords and hooks. Simply load the plug-in on an instrument channel and begin to write your own chord progressions. You can split and customize the chords to give them the exact emotion that you’re looking for.
Captain Plugins 2.0 OUT NOW
Here’s everything that’s new in 2.0:
- Record allows you to record your own custom rhythms
- Press any notes on your MIDI controller to identify the chord
- Captain Deep is now available for Windows
- Timing presets allow you to create rhythms for chord changes that happen at unexpected times
- Strum adds a gentle delay to the notes of your chords, and creates a rhythmic feel similar to strumming on a guitar
- Swing gives advanced control to shape the funkiness of the groove
- Experience better performance and improved UI controls for a smoother session
- Access the “how-to” guide directly from inside the plugin
- Tons more minor bug fixes and improvements
The Mac and Windows versions include Captain Chords, Captain Melody, Captain Deep and Captain Play.
Useful tools are on-hand to help you customize your chord progressions:
- 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 currently in development
- Identify and “Write In” Any Chord from your MIDI keyboard
- Chord Progression Layouts
You can explore different combinations to help find your favorites. You can automatically minimize the leap between chords, and add additional voicing to your chords by adding 6th, 7th, 9th and 11th notes. The complexity setting allows you to add extra bass notes to each chord to make it more thick and powerful. Once you’re happy with your progressions, simply drag and drop the MIDI file straight into your DAW for further editing and arranging.
Apply rhythms to your chord progressions. There are 100+ rhythms in Captain Chords. Some are basic, and some are super sophisticated.
You’ll have access to rhythms that were used in numerous #1 hits because they sound great. We aren’t going to tell you what they are, but we included them in Captain Chords. Try to find them. Get inspired and write a better chord progression!
Captain Chords can load as a VST or Audio Unit instrument, providing different built-in sound presets. There are Leads, Plucks, Bassline sounds, Pads, and much more. However, if you prefer to audition progressions with your favorite synth, simply route the notes to your analog synths or digital VSTs anytime. Captain Chords will send MIDI notes to Massive, Sylenth, Serum, and all other VSTs and AUs.
For an enhanced chord creation workflow, you can also use the Captain Play tab to intuitively jam out chords on your computer keyboard. One touch plays 3 notes of each chord. It’s a way to put your hands on your keys, and play chords quickly and easily.
Once connected, all the Captain plugins will work together seamlessly, allowing you to audition different chord progressions whilst automatically changing the bass and melody to suit. Captain Chords is designed to help inspire you, add strong foundations to your tracks, and write memorable hooks. The suite of plugins offers the flexibility to customize and tweak the progressions to your taste while keeping the various sections of your arrangement in key. Captain Plugins by Mixed In Key are available now at adsrsounds.com.
NEW: Identify any chord. Use your MIDI keyboard to play any notes you want. Captain will add them to your progression. Combine your piano with your Computer Keyboard and Mouse. You can mix-and-match both ways of making chords to speed up your workflow.
Record chords from your Computer keyboard with ease. Press any key, and you’ll play a good-sounding chord in your Key and Scale You’ll always get correct voice leading, and minimize the leap between the chords. If you come from an MPC background and you like playing drums, this is going to feel amazing. Every time you hit a button, you’ll play a perfect chord.
NEW: Strum the Chords. Increase the Strum value to play chords like a guitar. Captain Chords 2.0 will add a few milliseconds of delay to play Pluck, Guitar and Piano sounds better. Your MIDI clip will be strummed, so you can see those changes in your DAW.
NEW: Move your chords around. Choose different layouts to set the locations where your chords change. You can play Double-Time, or just find a cool layout where the chord comes in “too early” to build anticipation. This feature is non-destructive. You can undo anytime, or create your own custom layout.
Use multiple Captains at the same time. When you make a change inside Captain Chords, it automatically sends the chord progression to Captain Deep, Captain Melody and other plugins. Your entire composition stays 100% in key.
The Captain Plugins suite is available for the price of $79. The Mac version includes Captain Chords, Captain Melody, Captain Deep and Captain Play. The Windows version comes with Captain Chords, Captain Deep and Captain Play. You’ll receive free upgrades for Captain Melody when it is released. The license also includes an upgrade to receive an additional three free plugins; your software will be automatically updated with three new plugins once they’re released by Mixed In Key.
MAC OS version 10.10 or Windows Version 10
Supported DAWs Captain Chords officially supports: Ableton Live (64-bit), Logic Pro X (64-bit) and FL Studio on Mac OS X 10.10 and higher. On Windows, Captain Chords supports Ableton Live and FL Studio. (64 and 32-bit versions)
Captain Plugins doesn’t support Cubase on a Mac
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