The guys behind the Mixed In Key harmonic analysis software for DJ, have been quiet for about a year now. But with good reason as they have been working hard on a new software…. A DJ mixing software! And to be honest that is a bold move with several very strong players in this market already like Native Instruments Traktor and Serato. Fully aware of that, MIK have developed a software that does give new features that will give new creative possibilities for a DJ.
After a beta period Mixed in Key 5.5 is now available to the public. The major new feature with this update is the addition of ‘Energy Level Detection‘. Now you can detect the ‘power’ a track has and match it with other tracks with the same energy level.
Yakov and Chad from Mixed In Key have informed us that an update for Mixed In Key 5.0 is on its way. Most important new feature within MIK5.5 will be the detection of ‘Energy Levels‘ in your tracks. It will show you the energy level of your tracks on a scale from 1 to 10. The value tells you how danceable that song is. House music is usually around 6-8. The biggest anthems will be 9-10. Deeper music might be 5.
Mixed In Key (Mixedinkey.com), proudly announces the release of Mashup 1.5 (Mac and Windows), a free update to its innovative and powerful mashup-creation software application. The enhanced features of the new version make it easier than ever to construct beat-matched and harmonically compatible mashups from two or more song files. Mashup 1.5 works in conjunction with the company’s harmonic-mixing application, Mixed In Key 5, to create a complete mashup-creation toolkit for DJs, producers, remixers, and podcasters.
Mixed In Key has released Mashup (mashup.mixedinkey.com) for Windows and Mac OS X, a new software application that lets you quickly and easily beatmatch two or more audio files, edit them, and save your results to a new audio file. Mashup uses Mixed In Key 5’s harmonic algorithm to find compatible songs, and makes the process of mashup creation incredibly easy. “Our goal was to design software that could help you create a mashup in five minutes or less,” says Mixed In Key’s president Yakov Vorobyev. “We think that mashup creation should be easier than it is with Ableton Live.”
Recently I got my hands on Mixed In Key version 5. I knew the program of course by name and also by fame, but I never had used it before. So I was kinda curious what it was all about. If you have never heart of Mixed In Key, it is an analysis program to detect information like the key and bpm of audio files. With this information DJs can elevate their mixes to higher levels because of ‘harmonic mixing‘. DJs can match tracks better or select tracks that are (more) compatible with eachother (key wise). If you need more information on harmonic mixing, checkout this page for a detailed description.