JUNE 20, 2024

Boost Your Creativity with the Captain Chords Lite Plugin

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Captain Chords Lite is your perfect entry point into the world of Captain Plugins Epic by Mixed In Key. With its intuitive interface and innovative features, Captain Chords Lite helps you develop chord progressions that serve as the foundation of your musical creations. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or a beginner, these features make it easy to find inspiration and spark your creativity. This powerful yet accessible version of Captain Chords offers music producers and songwriters a taste of the full suite’s capabilities.


The Pro Tools 2024.3 software update introduces support for MIDI effect plugins that enable you to quickly generate and manipulate MIDI to realize your musical ideas. Captain Chords Lite and Captain Chords Epic take full advantage of this new functionality, allowing you to seamlessly integrate your chord progressions into Pro Tools. From triggering multiple notes and modifying velocity and pitch to automatically generating musical riffs, rhythms, and arpeggiations, you can now tweak and automate MIDI effects in real time, enhancing your creative workflow.


  • David Guetta (2x Grammy Winner): “Captain Chords can inspire you. It’s the perfect tool for songwriting. I’m using it every day and showing my friends. Captain Play is great for creating melodies.”
  • KSHMR (Producer/Artist): “Captain Epic is an amazing tool for expanding your music theory, and coming up with ideas when you want to write something brand new.”
  • Kaskade (7x Grammy Nominee): “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!”
  • Christian Burns (Multi-Platinum Selling Artist): “I love using the Captain chords, such a great tool for writing. I’ve told a few people about that one!”
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One of the standout features of Captain Chords Lite is its magic buttons, which allow you to effortlessly experiment with different chord progressions. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or a beginner, these features make it easy to find inspiration and spark your creativity. Captain Chords Lite simplifies the process of creating compelling chord progressions, enabling you to bring your musical ideas to life quickly and efficiently.

Captain Chords Magic Buttons


While Captain Chords Lite is a powerful tool on its own, upgrading to Captain Plugins Epic unlocks a suite of five fully featured plugins: Captain Chords, Captain Melody, Captain Deep, Captain Beat, and Captain Play. These plugins are designed to work together harmoniously, making the music creation process more intuitive and efficient. For example, when you create a chord progression in Captain Chords, Captain Deep and Captain Melody automatically generate basslines and melodies that perfectly align with your chosen key.

Captain Plugins Epic is a collection of the most powerful composition tools ever, used by top artists and producers around the world. It includes:

  • Captain Chords: Instantly create great chords. For beginners, this software makes music theory feel easy. For professionals, it provides endless inspiration of unique chord voicings, interesting chords, and great progressions for your music.
  • Captain Melody: Catchy hooks make your song memorable. Our software makes it possible to write the best leads.
  • Captain Deep: Take your bassline close to the finish line in seconds. Choose genre-specific rhythms from our style banks and adjust using fast MIDI editing.
  • Captain Beat: Create your own unique rhythms, separate and combine drum rhythms, and borrow from different genres. Make your beats faster and explore different ways of making grooves.
  • Captain Play: Turn your computer keyboard into a musical instrument that can play 250 sounds in any key and scale. This is a super fast way to create rhythms and melodies.
Captain Chords Epic

Fastest Workflow
We’re obsessed with speed. Start your songs with Captain. Use our bank of ideas to jump-start your project. Then, customize everything and make it yours. Create custom chords using the “Magic Buttons” at the top of the Captain screen to create your own chord progressions. Explore different voicings and discover your favorite vibe.

Discover Amazing Rhythms
We recorded world-class pianists performing different styles, and you can apply those styles to your own chord progressions and basslines. Everything is customizable, and your chords will sound perfect. Generate melodies with Captain’s super-fast and unique workflow. Discover something that inspires you. Use our instruments—no boring synths. We kept only the good stuff. Export to MIDI and audio and create your song faster.

World-Class Sounds, Built-In
Powered by sampled instruments and Phase Plant, there are 250 sounds bundled with Captain Plugins Epic.

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Captain Chords Lite is a powerful tool that provides a glimpse into the comprehensive capabilities of Captain Plugins Epic. Whether you’re starting out or looking to enhance your workflow, Captain Chords Lite offers the features and inspiration you need. And when you’re ready to unlock even more creative potential, upgrading to Captain Plugins Epic will provide you with a suite of tools designed to work seamlessly together, making your music production process smoother and more enjoyable.


The Mixed In Key Captain Chords Lite plugin in Pro Tools 2024.6 is now exclusively available to all Pro Tools customers with active subscriptions and perpetual upgrade plans. You can download the plugin through Avid Link or find it in your Avid Account. Watch the video above to explore how to use Captain Chords Lite in Pro Tools. For more information and to explore the full suite, visit Mixed In Key

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