Mixed In Key - Worth The Money?

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  1. AJ RUFF

    AJ RUFF New Member

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    I was thinking about buying mixed in key to help me with planning my sets, do you think that it is worth the money, or is there any other software that does a good job which is cheaper, or even free?
     
  2. wingz

    wingz everyones fav austrian

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    what about your ears? :|
     
  3. Saint

    Saint Buried Audio

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    I havent personally got it but i know a few people who do and it really is a fantastic program.

    If youre interested then it will most probably be worth it for you.

    As for alternatives, there might well be and someone else might to be able to advise you better on that.
     
  4. Fallen.GeMiNi

    Fallen.GeMiNi 3rd rate banger merchant

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    Mixed in key is cool when you start. Obviously your ears are the only thing you should completely rely on. But if you are mixing for a short time or you don't have much experience playing out, it is handy and could help you out a bit. Later on you won't be needing it so much or not at all :)
     
  5. ONSLAUGHT88

    ONSLAUGHT88 I sees ya I do I sees ya

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    Yeah man, use your ears, it's easier and cheaper but maybe not quicker, you got too find those mixes lol

    Chemical records has this key wheel thing, this may help you out -

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    Guess your tunes need to be on their site unless you know the key.
     
  6. AJ RUFF

    AJ RUFF New Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I do try to use my ears as much as possible, however they are not musically trained so sometimes im wrong.
     
  7. Fallen.GeMiNi

    Fallen.GeMiNi 3rd rate banger merchant

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    Well you'll get use to it. It's all about practice, sooner or later you'll find yourself blending the tunes together in your mind :)
     
  8. dirty breaks

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    then train them. get piano lessons and learn about music and how it is made, actually be wiling to go beyond fading between two songs playing at the same speed.
     
  9. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    If you have a large library of music and/or samples that are missing the key/beat information, this is a great program.

    I would agree with the previous posts in that it's good to train your ears first as it will help in the long term with your musical abilities. However, for those of us who have been collecting digital tracks and/or converting vinyl collection for many years and have amassed HUGE track libraries, labeling by ear/piano key can quickly become a pain in the ass when sorting through 6000+ tracks.

    Key metadata can also be stored, making it extremely useful for programs like Traktor/Serato. To add, its BPM matching is quite good and you can specify whether to have the BPM in decimals (and by how many places) as well as having the BPM round up to the nearest number...which can be embedded in the metadata (or filename) as well.

    I don't use the BPM unless it's for labeling samples that are missing data. However, the key labeling can be a life saver when it counts.

    It's a great product worth the cost of admission, and their customer service is fast in getting back to you. For under $100, I'm happy with it.

    Cheers.
     
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  10. Ozmatic

    Ozmatic Chair of the Nitty Gritty Committee

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    Virtual DJ also specifies the key from an audio track, now i dont want to suggest how to get virtual dj as its banned but please dont buy it ;D
     
  11. Howitzer

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    rapid evolution can also tag your tracks up using the camelot wheel notation. freeware. win.
     
  12. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    Lol do what onslaught has suggested, been getting key info there for a while now. As for how good it works I'm still on the fence.
     
  13. Fallen.GeMiNi

    Fallen.GeMiNi 3rd rate banger merchant

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    Chemical Records uses Mixed In Key software to determine their keys and BPMs fyi (in case you didn't know) :teeth:
     
  14. kenyon

    kenyon @ The Crack Spot

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    i dont think your selection should ever be limted to a key pointless!
     
  15. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    not a massive fan of this.
    I know someone who religiously uses it and is very critical if you don't mix up or down keys like it says.

    You have 2 ears for a reason. USE EM.
     
  16. Harry3

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    This
     
  17. Jwood27

    Jwood27 VICTIM

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    if you are remotely musical surely when you hear tunes you automatically think ahh shit i bet that sounds really good with such and such a tune, your brain does it naturally you just need to know all your tunes and how they sound..
    part and parcel of being a dj imo
     
  18. DeeGun

    DeeGun Church of Krust

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    I bet people using this usually play shit selections :teeth:
     
  19. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    ^^ never a truer word spoken.
     
  20. Mish Mash

    Mish Mash Well-Known Member

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    Ears are the way to do it, and just try to imagine how mixes would sound in your head. And all this mix in key stuff only really makes a difference if you're playing two tunes that have high pitch melodies in them. Which normally sounds pretty bad even if they are in key...