finding the key

Discussion in 'DJ's, MC's & Turntablism' started by RevTech, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    How do you find the key of a song, preferably drum and bass.
     
  2. DaNdelIoN

    DaNdelIoN Brum Junglist

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    depends on the notes that are being played in the song...the main note or tonic is the name of the key.
     
  3. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    There is plenty of programs on the net that will do this for you, have a search on Google (y)
     
  4. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Chemical Records has the key for most songs on it and any they dont you can buy Mixed in Key software for.
     
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  7. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    This is nice!

    bit broke for it tho but book marked.

    It says high contrast uses it
     
  8. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    andy c uses it too, and labels his records acordingly with coloured lines.
     
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    dizzzeejungle Junglist Down Under..

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    I learnt guitar when i was younger and its helped me out so much with music in general, i recommend you learn an instrument while your still young man,


    ps. girls also will love it when you get older !
     
  11. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    ^^ Yup, being the the drummer in a band got me laid many a times (y)
    ^^ Still being a DJ who runs a successful night is starting to pay off! I'm sure Whitey will back me up on that one!
     
  12. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    anyone know how to set the root key in ableton live?
     
  13. Matt_47

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    yeah learning an instrument definately helps..

    another way to do it on the cheap would be to download a virtual midi keyboard (Bome's midi keyboard is good) then just piss about with the keys until you find the root note (generally the note which will sound good with all the other notes in the song)
     
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    1.Learn music theory

    2.Listen to tunes

    3.???

    4.Profit










































    Just steps 1 and 2 :p
     
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    Transient what do you class as Musical Theory? Just curious cos i've been into music my whole life, played instruments since i was 5 and know how to write tunes etc. basically i'm guna get into production soon and am not sure if its necessary to go to college to do music production if its not guna be of any benfit? Sorta a life decision as i'll have to completely change career path, might make a thread lol.
     
  16. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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  17. Gr1pz

    Gr1pz Aka - Align.

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    Many colleges offer a Music theory line of class ranging from say 1-4 or whatever. I belive it just teaches you the backbone on how music is made and why certain things sound good together, correct me if im wrong. Im going to be attended some theory classes as well for production I also think piano would be a good instrument to know sense you'll be using a midi controller ALOT :p
     
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    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla!

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