Too many new tracks, what to do???
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    So I just got done spending about 300 dollars on new (well some new, quite a bit of it is stuff I had on vinyl before I sold my records but ya know what I mean) music and now am downloading the whole thing and I got to wondering, how am I going to go through all this and do all the necessary stuff (key, bpm, beatgrid, and the all important one, just listen to it) to it all in an orderly fashion. My time is valuable (as is everyones) and limited (as is most people's) I was looking at a couple of things like camelotsound.com or mixed in key for the automating the key signature but I wonder if Camelot has most of what I got (lots of Drum and bass and breaks, some house and trance nothing too "underground" really, I found it all on either Juno or beatport) or is mixed in key that accurate (it said on the article on the blog that it gets no better than 60percent accuracy) does anyone have any ideas or information on the whole deal. Thanks in advance...
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    what, thats like 100 songs?

    mixed in key can do that in under 5 minutes on a decent system.

    http://www.crayonroom.com/moody.php is a great companion to itunes for coding a song with a color / feeling, and it's free. use in conjunction with listening and you should be able to breeze through 100+ songs in no time. at least this way, you get a quick feel for what songs you wanna sort out or subcategorize, and you can go back and spend more time later really digging into the music.
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    +1 on MIK. As far as gridding and setting cue points you'll just hav to sit down and do it. It helps that I do every song pretty much the same way.

    I do pretty much what Karlos says in this thread and since I do every song pretty much the same it goes pretty quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by completej View Post
    what, thats like 100 songs?

    mixed in key can do that in under 5 minutes on a decent system.

    http://www.crayonroom.com/moody.php is a great companion to itunes for coding a song with a color / feeling, and it's free. use in conjunction with listening and you should be able to breeze through 100+ songs in no time. at least this way, you get a quick feel for what songs you wanna sort out or subcategorize, and you can go back and spend more time later really digging into the music.
    Nah, most of it is from compilations so it's more like 200 or so, Mixed in key looks like a nice program, but it is very pricey (to me at least) and one month of camelotsound.com is 10.00 so I was thinking I could be cheap and pay for that and just print all of the pages off of it and go through them and my songs but I wonder if it has what I have because I'd hate to have it be mostly pop, top 40, rap, rock and r&b (not that there's anything wrong with those styles) so I'm hesitant to pay for it without knowing. but 5 minutes to get all of them keyed is unreal to me, hell I would be lucky to get 5 songs in 5 minutes so if it's 60% accurate then it's doing better than me.

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    Might give this a read. There's one free model, but it's accuracy is not as good as MIK. I guess you get what you pay for.

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    Get Mixed In Key mate. Good luck with your epic gridding mission!
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    +1 for MIK. I used a couple of other key analysis softwares (free options) and they just aren't as good. Rapid Evolution 2 for example is the least stable program I've ever used!

    As for gridding, Traktor's auto grid is ok but to give it a helping hand you might want to separate your tracks into genres that will be within a certain bpm range. I've found that Traktor has a nasty habit of giving DnB a BPM of around 130, putting in 3 beats where there should be 4. If you set the BPM parameters (in preferences/file management) to 150 - 190 for example, this wouldn't be a problem.
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    There is also the Traktor utility Trainspotter that will key your tracks. It's free but if you want to key a lot of tracks it's donationware.
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