so my entire music collection is analyzed with Platinum Notes 4 and then run through Mixed In Key 7 which, although i’m no expert, seems very accurate. With Serato releasing 1.8, I was wondering how their key detection algorithm stacks up accuracy wise?
Do i now need to keep two different archives, one analysed with MIK and the other Serato? Does Serato overwrite existing key info in the tag?
I use MIK Flow and MashUp for fiddling with when i’m pressed for time and Serato/NS7III for when i get some peace and quiet so am keen to not f#*! up my libraries for either program.
Just as an aside, even between MIK’s Mixed In Key & MashUp, there are huge variations in key variations between the two programs, apparently due to different versions of the same algorithm
Its interesting to see that I had received an email with Serato Movi g sale, and it was advertising Mixed In Key on thier website. So maybe Serato and MIK have gone in partnership for Serato key detection.
I normally use MIK to analyse my tunes before importing them into Serato. The key appears in the key column but I also add this to my comments column too. I have nothing to compare them again, but I thought that I would re-analyse the tune BPM and keys I am preparing for my latest mix, as part of the new Serato update, and found that about 50% now show different keys. So I am a bit confused as to what is correct? Any ideas?
Well … with MiK being 95% correct, I’d venture a guess that most of the values returned by Serato are wrong.
Theoretically your observation means that out of 100 tracks, of which 95% (at least) are correctly keyed, meaning only 5 can be wrong. You noticed that 50 now have a different key. Best case is that Serato got the 5 right that MiK got wrong. Leaving 45 tracks wrong.
I had already decided that I will stick with MiK unless something else comes along with a 100% succes rate.