Inaccuracy of Key notation from Traktor and Rekordbox
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    Default Inaccuracy of Key notation from Traktor and Rekordbox

    Hello, Just to give it a try i just analysed 2 tracks from Rekordbox and Traktor and found dissimilar Key notation for the same song.

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    It shows Key Em# from Rekordbox and 4m# for Traktor

    Is Mixed in Key the only software that denotes accurate key notations or is MIK not reliable too ????

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    I say this as a long time DJ that didn't have software when he started: the last thing you should be worried about as a new DJ is what key songs are in.

    (plus there is plenty of info about the question you are asking if you search)
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    http://djtechtools.com/2015/11/16/ke...-2015-edition/

    This is relevant to your interests

    (also trust your heart, not your metadata)

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    the short answer is : yes, MiK is the only reliable key detection software
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    Quote Originally Posted by overcast View Post
    http://djtechtools.com/2015/11/16/ke...-2015-edition/

    This is relevant to your interests

    (also trust your heart, not your metadata)
    Got it.
    So MIK is the best one out there. But still not 100% accurate.

    I'm very much willing to trust my heart. But if there's a new song to be added to my playlist, how would i know to which songs the new one would blend in nicely. They Key kind off helps there, doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneadnonlyzedd View Post
    But if there's a new song to be added to my playlist, how would i know to which songs the new one would blend in nicely.
    may i suggest throwing the headphones on and having a mix at home to test out your shiny new tracks? mix consistently and often and get to know your tracks and you'll know how and what to play without spending hours studying the keys of your tracks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwal View Post
    may i suggest throwing the headphones on and having a mix at home to test out your shiny new tracks? mix consistently and often and get to know your tracks and you'll know how and what to play without spending hours studying the keys of your tracks
    What Kwal said. The best DJs aren't necessarily made because their libraries are immaculately maintained (they might be well organized, but that's a by-product of DJing being their profession) but because they know which songs fit well together.

    Use the tools to help assist you, not to guide you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overcast View Post
    (also trust your heart, not your metadata)
    Better yet, forget your heart and trust MIK
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniboy View Post
    Better yet, forget your heart and trust MIK
    I think its hilarious that someone who considers themselves a music expert ie DJ, needs a program to tell them what dissonance and harmony are.

    Noobs love harmonic mixing because its easy and requires no skill or taste.

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    An inexperienced DJ won't necessarily hear key clashes - so they won't know that they sound like shit, regardless of what whether or not their metadata tells them 2 songs are in compatible keys or not.

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