Review & Video: Mixed In Key 8 For Mac & PC

A decade ago, when key detection was almost unheard of, Mixed In Key revolutionised the game, giving DJs a simple way to instantly know what was likely to mix with what. But with key detection now built in to all major software, does Mixed In Key 8 do enough to make it worth buying? We find out...

Try Key Detection In Serato DJ Today

Serato just announced that you can now take part in the Serato DJ 1.8 Public Beta. The upcoming Serato DJ version will come with key detection and key shifting baked in, along with an update to Pitch 'n Time and the ability to remap Serato DJ functions on supported hardware controllers.

Serato DJ 1.8 Finally Adds Key Detection, Free To Everyone

Serato has added key detection to its Serato DJ software, bringing one of the most asked-for features to the popular digital DJing platform for the first time. Serato DJ 1.8 - which will be available as a free upgrade from the end of October - features the company's own proprietary key detection analysis.

Beatport Pro Now Lets You Filter Songs By Key

Beatport announced over the weekend an update to its Beatport Pro online music store: You can now filter songs, genres, and artist releases by musical key, allowing you to make purchase decisions based on your harmonic mixing needs.

Your Questions: Traktor Key Mixing Vs Mixed In Key

Digital DJ Tips member Rayanaldo writes: "I’m fairly familiar with manually mixing in key. Then I discovered Mixed in Key. Awesome! Then Traktor came out with the key detection feature, even better! Only problem is while there are a few tutorials that explains how to mix using Traktor key notation, most if not all explain it using major minor sharps so and so forth."

5 Reasons Why Every Digital DJ Should Mix In Key

Mixing in key is one of the big revolutions of digital DJing - alongside things like portability, ease of use, and instant access to all of your music. But of all of these huge advantages of digital over analogue, maybe key mixing is the one that gives DJs the most pleasure.

Why You Don't Have To Be A Musician To Be A Good DJ

A reader asked whether it's possible to be a good DJ without also being a musician, or without being able to play a musical instrument, which I thought was an excellent question. (Thanks, Kevin!) In order to answer Kevin's question, we need to look at two distinct types of musical teaching/learning, and also delve a little into the nature of what DJing is (and isn't). We'll also discover that the answer to this question depends on how far you want your DJing to take you…