Best Captain Chords Alternatives in 2021

    Captain Chords is described as 'Write chord progressions in your favorite DAW' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Captain Chords for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Waveform, which is free. Other great apps like Captain Chords are Harmony Improvisator (Paid), Odesi (Paid), Scaler (Paid) and RapidComposer (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 5, 2021

    1. Waveform is a commercial, cross-platform DAW and spiritual successor to Tracktion . With a focus on design and composition, it offers tools to greatly simplify everything from initial inspiration to the final mix.
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      this is a DAW no chord program
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

    2. Harmony Improvisator is the most advanced harmonic composition tool on the market. It opens up the infinite world of harmonic theory by making centuries-old knowledge uniquely transparent.
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      • Windows
      • Steam
      Odesi helps you write hot tracks. It exports the results to Audio and MIDI files, so you can use the final result immediately. The MIDI files you create in Odesi will open perfectly inside Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Reason, Pro Tools, or any other DAW.
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    3. Scaler is the inspirational MIDI effect that makes finding chords and progressions intuitive and fun! With note detection, scale selection and chord suggestions, Scaler is a comprehensive but easy-to-use toolbox that will help anyone make better music.
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    4. MusicDevelopments RapidComposer: Music Prototyping and Automated Composition Software RapidComposer is a rapid music prototyping software designed for composers, song-writers and musicians of all musical styles.
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    5. Cthulhu is firstly a chord memorizer and player, allowing you to experiment with creating and reworking chord progressions with single-note presses.
    6. Orb Composer is a Music Composition Software based on a Artificial Intelligence. The first AI software for composers, musicians and songwriters. With Orb, explore new musical ideas, experiment orchestration or simply unleash your creativity.


      Development is apparently halted as the company has focused on Orb Producer Suite. Orb Composer is unavailable for download or purchase as of Oct. 2020.

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    7. AutoTheory synchronizes industry standard midi effects into the perfect songwriting tool.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Instachord is a MIDI Processing Plugin that helps you play chords and chord progressions faster and easier. Find the chords that work well together and build a perfect chord progression for your next song with just a few clicks.
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    8. Get rid of writer's block once and for all. Experiment with new scales, harmonies, and melodies easily. Use Sundog to play around with chords and basenotes like a breeze. Go from calm, smooth, chill out styles to energetic upbeat tunes in a matter of seconds. Promised.
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