Mixed In Key has announced the release of Captain Plugins 5, an update to the bundle of 5 VST plugins for making chords, melodies, bass and drums.

The updated plugins allow for super-fast songwriting and creation of chords, melodies, basslines and drums for any genre of music. Captain Plugins are designed for use by producers, DJs and songwriters.

Changes in Captain Plugins 5.0

  • Edit MIDI inside Captain Chords: Captain Chords now includes full MIDI editing, including the ability to add or delete notes, move notes up and down to create new chords, resize chords and draw in rhythms. The interface identifies the name of each custom chord that you create.
  • Host VST plugins inside Captain Plugins: Use your favorite presets from third-party instruments directly inside Captain plugins. This feature offers producers a unique workflow and allows popular plugins like Serum, Sylenth1, Kontakt, Spire, Arcade, Omnisphere and more to be used as the sound source inside Captain Plugins.
  • Discover Beautiful New Chords: On the second row of Captain Chords, there’s a new selection of chords that work well in the selected key, scale and scale degree. Those chords provide beautiful voicings to allow for more experimental songwriting.
  • Use your computer keyboard as a musical instrument: In Captain Play in the ‘Play Chords’ section, the types of chords that are available on each row of the computer keyboard have been improved. Root position, 1st and 2nd inversions, borrowed chords, 7th chords and complementary chords are now available. One keypress plays the entire chord.
  • Add Drum Fills to create massive buildups: Drum fills make beats more interesting. Whenever you break from a main drum pattern to another groove, this is called a drum fill. Captain Beat features exceptional drum fills that allow producers to create variety in their rhythms.
  • Import and export custom Kits, Patterns, and Fills within Captain Beat: Captain Beat allows you to import your own samples to create custom drum kits. Now you can also import and export banks of Kits, Patterns and Fills. Easily share your patterns and kits with producer friends and collaborators.
  • Use New Sounds From the Arizona Desert: Fourteen new drum kits, recorded live, have been added to Captain Beat.
  • Add Universal Drum Rhythms: A list of universal ‘Foundation’ rhythms can be found inside the Rhythms folder and are accessible on any instrument channel. These rhythms work on instruments like Kicks, Hi-hats or Claves. Latin clave and reggaeton rhythms are included for adding spice to your patterns.

Captain Plugins 5 is available for both Mac and Windows systems, priced $79 USD. Captain Plugins and Captain Beat can be purchased together for $99 USD. The update is free for existing Captain Plugins users.

More information: Mixed In Key