Harmonic mixing, or mixing in key, is a crucial skill for DJing nowadays, ushered in on the back of digital music technologies (especially pitch preservation at varying tempo, and the ability for software to pretty accurately guess the key of any piece of music).
Originally the preserve of Mixed In Key, which can analyse your tracks and add the key data to them, it is now available “in house” in all major DJ software, including Traktor.
So assuming you’re a Traktor user, should you use Mixed in Key, or Traktor’s built-in key detection? While Mixed In Key offers the most features for power users, it’s quite possible that what’s built in will work perfectly well for you. This video will help you decide.
(On a side note, this is the first Traktor tutorial we’ve seen from Native Instruments for quite a while, as we’re hoping it bodes well for some increased love for the platform in the coming weeks and months.)
- Want to learn more about mixing harmonically? Take a look at our How To Master Keymixing course.
Do you use Traktor’s built-in key detection for your keymixing? Any tips you’d like to share, or questions for us? Feel free to use the comment box below…