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Mixed In Key
Anyone use Mixed in key? I'm thinking about getting it ...What ya think about it?
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I like it, only since I started playing stripped back dnb did I really notice the difference it makes. I guess it depends on what type of music you play (and how, eg serato etc).

All the tagging works well and there is only a couple of my tunes it struggles with. Money well spent imo.
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Agreed, money well spent. I found the smoothness of my mixes went through the roof. No more jarring awkward key clashes. Its not that expensive either.

One thing I do find with it though is that it is easy to become a slave to the idea of harmonic mixing, rarely straying away from the 1 key up 1 key down track selection.

But my first comment should be the overriding one - mixes sound loads better.
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yeah i use it on all my digital tracks, great to use as a guide when playing / putting together mixes & playlists.
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Thanks people....most of my tune selection is good i get the odd one that I fluff up... so i thought about getting it as i wanted to take my mixes to another level....yes cheers
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One thing I do find with it though is that it is easy to become a slave to the idea of harmonic mixing, rarely straying away from the 1 key up 1 key down track selection.

This is the only issue I have with it, but as the collection is getting so big these days its nice not spending 4 min's trying to find a tune that I think will go well.
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This is a mix I did a while ago after keying the tracks in MIK. I listened to it last week while making my first ever lasagne (which turned out sensational I have to say), and tracks would come and go and I would hardly realise. The keying of tracks really does add that smoothness element.

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Traktor calculates key when analysing tracks and then you can sort your library by key with relevant keys being adjacent to each other ... no 3rd parties required!
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Traktor calculates key when analysing tracks and then you can sort your library by key with relevant keys being adjacent to each other ... no 3rd parties required!

It does however make quite a few more mistakes then MIK.... 90% to 54%

http://www.djtechtools.com/2014/01/1...-2014-edition/

That said though, knowing your tunes should make up for whatever inaccuracies there are. I still can't justify spending an extra $50-60 on it.

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It does however make quite a few more mistakes then MIK.... 90% to 54%

http://www.djtechtools.com/2014/01/1...-2014-edition/

That said though, knowing your tunes should make up for whatever inaccuracies there are. I still can't justify spending an extra $50-60 on it.

I bought MIK on my desktop for getting the key of tracks for remixes and edits, it works great. I also have Traktor on my laptop, I use Traktor's key detection for djing, haven't really had any issues with it's key detection so far and can't fathom using a second tool to rescan all my tracks.
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