How to Create Your Own Songs, Mashups and DJ Sets with Mixed In Key Mashup 2
Mixed In Key Mashup 2 is a software application that allows you to create your own songs, mashups and DJ sets by mixing tracks that are harmonically compatible. It uses harmonic mixing and other techniques used by top DJs to make your mashups sound professional. You can also edit your cue points, clean up your ID3 tags, export your results to other DJ software, and more.
In this article, we will show you how to use Mixed In Key Mashup 2 to create your own music in minutes. You will learn how to:
Add tracks to your project
Find tracks that sound good together
Beatmatch and sync your tracks
Edit and adjust your tracks
Export and share your mashups
Adding tracks to your project
To start a new project, open Mashup 2 and click on the "New" button. You will see an empty timeline where you can drag and drop your audio files. You can add MP3 or WAV files from your computer or iTunes library. You can also browse the Mixed In Key website for some free samples and acapellas to use in your mashups.
Once you add a track, Mashup 2 will analyze it and display its key, tempo, energy level, waveform and song structure. You can see these information on the top left corner of each track. You can also rename your tracks by double-clicking on their names.
Finding tracks that sound good together
Mashups work when tracks are harmonically compatible. That means they have the same or compatible musical keys. If basslines, vocals, or melodies clash, your mashup will suffer. With Mashup 2, harmonic mixing happens instantly. The software analyzes your music and helps you discover tracks that are 100% compatible.
To find compatible tracks, you can use the "Harmonic Filter" on the bottom left corner of the screen. It shows you the Camelot Wheel, a system that simplifies harmonic mixing by assigning numbers and letters to musical keys. For example, 8A is A minor and 8B is C major. Tracks that are in the same number or adjacent numbers are harmonically compatible.
You can click on any number on the wheel to filter your tracks by key. For example, if you click on 8A, you will see only the tracks that are in A minor or compatible keys (7A, 9A or 8B). You can also use the "Energy Filter" to filter your tracks by energy level (from 1 to 10). This way, you can find tracks that match the mood and intensity of your mashup.
Beatmatching and syncing your tracks
Synching tempos of two tracks played at different speeds is called beatmatching. When done properly, two songs sound like one. With Mashup 2, you beatmatch like a pro. Matchup 2 instantly detects the BPM of your first track, and adjusts the tempo of any additional tracks to match.
To beatmatch your tracks, you can use the "Sync" button on the top right corner of each track. It will align the beats of your tracks and make them play at the same speed. You can also use the "Nudge" buttons to fine-tune the alignment of your tracks manually.
You can also change the tempo of your entire project by using the "Master Tempo" slider on the bottom right corner of the screen. You can speed up or slow down your mashup without affecting its pitch or quality.
Editing and adjusting your tracks
Once you have beatmatched and synced your tracks, you can start editing and adjusting them to create your mashup. You can use the following tools and features:
Cut: To cut a track, select it and press Ctrl+X (Windows) or Cmd+X (Mac). You can also right-click on a track and choose "Cut". This will remove the selected part of the track from the timeline.
Copy: To copy a track, select it and press Ctrl+C (Windows) or Cmd+C (Mac). You can also right-click on a track and 061ffe29dd