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Old 04-04-2016, 09:34 PM   #1
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Vocal Key and Key of track

Hey everyone, i just have a few questions that i can not find answers to. They may be simple but for the life of me i am stumped.

So i have a vocal called "walk with me" in the key of Emaj

I went to beatport just to see what the key was of the original songs itself.

On beatport it is in Dmaj, and another remix is in Bmin, and i know those are relative keys.

What I'm asking is; Should i have my kick drum/bass on E, and base everything around Emaj? (melody etc)

Any insight would be very appreciated.

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Old 04-06-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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Re: Vocal Key and Key of track

It depends on where this vocal will stand in your song,however you can create harmonics by using other keys like d/d# - a/a# or b/b# for b# for bass best would be a/a# for this type of vocal.
In your situation i would build everything around e# without knowing much about it its best way to go.
can you send me song if/when its done? ass best would be a/a# for this type of vocal.
In your situation i would build everything around e# without knowing much about it its best way to go.
can you send me song if/when its do?
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Re: Vocal Key and Key of track

How do you know the vocal is in EMajor? Did a program auto detect it? Because those tend to suck.
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Re: Vocal Key and Key of track

little tip and ive mentioned this before is to hum it using your match on on your key edit match the humming of your voice to the note on your key edit.
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Re: Vocal Key and Key of track

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How do you know the vocal is in EMajor? Did a program auto detect it? Because those tend to suck.
^ So much this.

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What I'm asking is; Should i have my kick drum/bass on E, and base everything around Emaj? (melody etc)

Any insight would be very appreciated.

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At the end of the day, I can't really tell you because I can't hear what anything sounds like. Really, the only person that can tell you is you. Listen with your ears. Play some keys in the E/D/whatever keys the key matching software has identified and listen to which ones work.

Ultimately, if you're just working with a single vocal or instrument, you might find that it could fit into a number of different keys. Half of the fun is finding the right one for you

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How do you know the vocal is in EMajor? Did a program auto detect it? Because those tend to suck.
You can just try to play along with an instrument to figure out the key. Of course this depends on how well you can play your instrument and how well your ear training is.
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Re: Vocal Key and Key of track

also try using the relative minor or relative major (if it's a minor key) so the relative minor is one and a half steps down. so Emaj (decensing in half steps) Eb, D, C#. C# is your relative minor.

If you want the relative major, go up. So in Aminor, your relative Major is C

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