Mixed In Key has launched their newest piece of software, Mixed In Key Live – an iteration of its well-established program, Mixed In Key, that offers a new set of features to broaden an artist’s ability to detect key, scale, and BPM of more tracks than ever.
Here’s a quick rundown of its new features.
Sound analysis for tracks directly from streaming services, DAWs, and any audio file on your Mac
Mixed In Key Live – which was created in conjunction with KSHMR – is exclusively for Mac users and uses the same key detection algorithm featured in Mixed In Key 10. It has been designed to analyze the key and tempo of any audio played on your computer. If you’re a regular streaming platform user, you’re in luck – it can analyze music playing from services including YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music. Producers will find this useful too, as Mixed In Key Live can detect the key and tempo from DAWs like Ableton Live as well.
A collapsed-view app
MIKL also comes with a nifty UX update: instead of needing to keep the entire window open, you can use the new “collapsed view” that lives on your MacOS menu bar. This means that you can keep Mixed In Key Live running in the background to analyze whatever you’re playing, whenever – whether that’s while you’re listening to new music on Spotify or playing audio files from your Music app natively on your computer – and that song’s key will be displayed.
Key detection for vinyl records
If you’re a vinyl DJ, this is great news: Mixed In Key Live offers the ability to detect the key of vinyl records. All you’ll need to do is plug your record player’s audio output (or, the same from the soundcard if it’s connected to one) into the computer’s speakers. From there, start playing the track and MIKL will analyze it.
Mixed In Key Live supports analysis for an array of files including .aiff, .flac, .m4a, .mp4, and .wav. It’s a smart move on the company’s part to open the doors to analysis capabilities for music on streaming platforms and any audio files that live on a user’s computer, especially given the massive popularity that streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music have in the music world nowadays.
The program is available now for $58 USD – you can grab it here. Give it a try and let us know what you think. How well does the analysis work on a track from a streaming service? Do you think it’s a worthwhile investment? Let us know in the comments.