February 7th, 2012
Keyfinder detects musical key, but also lets you get under the bonnet to see how it's done it.
Intrigued by key mixing, or “harmonic mixing”? Want to try it out without spending money on an established piece of software such as Mixed in Key or beaTunes? If so, you may be interested in Keyfinder, an open-source key detection program for Mac and (in beta) for Windows too.
It’s not as polished as Mixed in Key or beaTunes, but it’s easy enough to use, and anecdotally produced results which are in the same ballpark as far as accuracy goes. Let’s take a closer look…
October 14th, 2010
Are you one of the million DJs a year who download Mixxx DJ software?
Which DJ software is downloaded over 1 million times a year, has been available for nearly 10 years, is jointly developed by over 30 developers and artists, and has just got an exciting new version release under its belt?
Traktor? Virtual DJ? PCDJ, maybe? Deckadance? Mixvibes? Nope. It’s actually the best kept secret of open-source DJing, Mixxx, which has now reached v1.8. And Mixxx 1.8, if the penny hasn’t dropped yet, is also entirely free of charge. Zilch. Nothing. So is it a contender to the big paid-for packages? Let’s find out…