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    I just recently started to getting into harmonic mixing like last week. For those that dont know, this is all about finding what KEY the song is in. I found a program that makes this very east, especially if you use Traktor. http://www.mixedinkey.com/
    It analysis and then writes the key into the comment section (or other sections ) of your MP3's id3 tag. So when you are in traktor you can organize your songs in key.
    This is a great way to step up your game a little bit, bring another factor into your mixing. It also helps alot when doing mash ups over instrumentals with synths.
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    I havent found a way in traktor to change the key but lock the adjusted tempo, If any one knows please do tell.

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    There is a key change button - if you right click on the panel where it shows you the effects and such, there's a key option. I haven't used it at all, I think harmonic mixing is cool but falling into the trap of formulaic "+2 on the Camelot chart" is too dangerous. I do follow the chart most of the time, but I'm not afraid to mix out of key - some track work really well for this. You just gotta know your tunes, I guess.

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    Heres a free version that when i was checking it out performed better than mixed in key - http://www.mixshare.com/

    Enjoy!

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    Oh wow thanks for the link, Bento! I've been looking for a program just like that.

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    Thanks for the link. Gonna try that one soon!
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    No problems guys I am here to help!

    Another note i probably should mention is that these programs are a tool to help find the key, they spit out false positives from time to time. You should use the information you get from these programs then play it out on a keyboard while the song is playing to determine if it is indeed the correct key. If it is not, explore similar musical keys, sometimes its a compatible music key it will detect, but not quite the right one.

    Never trust these programs!
    Last edited by BentoSan; 04-26-2008 at 06:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentoSan View Post
    Heres a free version that when i was checking it out performed better than mixed in key - http://www.mixshare.com/

    Enjoy!
    +1 to Rapid Evolution.

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    Thanks for the link bento

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    We could also use the new Melodyne when it finally comes out to help in key detection too

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    IDD.. When it comes out that is.

    (Still think it's an April's fool hoax. )
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