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    Default Mixed in key vs. Beatport - confused, feeling buyers remorse

    Hey all,

    I've seen a lot of great videos and read a few articles on harmonic mixing. I love the concept and it also helps to sort my collection of tracks. So far I've been using beatport as my main source of keys which I convert into the camelot system. This is quite a hassle though, and having heard a lot of great things about Mixed in Key I decided to buy it.

    I'm not a music theory expert, and I don't have perfect pitch at all (who has :P). I just bought the new Kill Kill Kill Ep from Kill the Noise (http://www.beatport.com/release/kill-kill-kill/833512)

    I have two problems:
    1. the key on beatport doesn't match the key that mixed in key detects.
    2. Some keys like D# Major doesn't seem to appear on the camelot wheel, why mixed in key decides that this track http://www.beatport.com/track/deal-w...al-mix/3093228 (D# Major) is 2A. The A category is for minor keys, so I'm really confused. Maybe I'm missing something.

    So my question is, should I trust Mixed in Key or beatport? I don't want to test the key on a keyboard on every new track that I buy as I would end up using more time on tagging my music than actually playing it.

    If it turns out that beatport is more accurate, then I hope that I can get a refund.

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    D sharp major = E flat major
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    These different analysis tools very often disagree with each other. But results from one particular tool are more likely to harmonically agree with 'themselves' (ie. the results may be wrong, but they are consistently wrong). Therefore it is desirable to use only one analysis tool to analyse your music.
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    For me, I only purchase a small minority of my tracks from Beatport. Hence I analyse in MIK.
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    Perfect answers from both. Thanks !

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    Wanna feel buyers remorse? Check our rapid evolution for key detection, it is as acurate as mixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by login View Post
    Wanna feel buyers remorse? Check our rapid evolution for key detection, it is as acurate as mixed.
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    I prefer better MIK than Rapide evo...
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    I was actually looking into trying some software out for this. For now i wanna just try out rapid evolution but i cant get it to work on my computer, until I have money that I can spend on mixed in key

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    I too tried RA2, but I couldn't get it to work. It wouldn't detect keys :S I installed it as the site told me to, even installed the crappy software known as quicktime. At that point I just stopped trying after spending 1-2 hours with it. Probably great if you can get it to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by login View Post
    Wanna feel buyers remorse? Check our rapid evolution for key detection, it is as acurate as mixed.
    I tried but gave up.
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