Playlist arrangement by Camelot Wheel or Harmonic Mixing rules.

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19 Sep, 2016 10:39 AM

I noticed a closed thread where this subject was discussed and Henrik provided a suitable solution to achieve this in beaTunes. However the details of how this was achieved were not outlined.

Is it possible someone could share this with me please or point me in the general direction of where I might be able to customise my playlists in this way?

I've attached a screenshot of the discussion.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 19 Sep, 2016 11:28 AM

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    Hey Anthony,

    I believe the answer that resolved this issue was given in



  2. 2 Posted by anthonymcg on 20 Sep, 2016 11:24 AM

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    Thanks Henrik,

    Think I probably need to spend an afternoon just figuring out the software!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 20 Sep, 2016 03:45 PM

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    Think I probably need to spend an afternoon just figuring out the software!

    There are a couple of things to lear! :-)

    You might want to read the articles starting with (some stuff in there is definitely useful)

  4. 4 Posted by benjamin_moser on 22 Sep, 2016 01:46 AM

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    To original poster: long ago I too asked the Beatunes God for harmonic/Camelot style mxiing. Strictly speaking, BT does not have it. Yes, it does have the sort by key feature but not, strictly speaking, the same thing. If you want to "rock around the clock" (what I like to call it), you can always manually move stuff around the play list. Hey you hackers, won't somebody write a plug-in to do the sorting? I would do it myself but (ahem) it would have to be in shell script on a Unix machine older than you are [embarrassed smile].

  5. 5 Posted by anthonymcg on 22 Sep, 2016 05:36 AM

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    I have zero skills in the area of code and have no desire to develop them.

    The latest version of MIK lets you select which keys you would like to include in the filter - this may have existed before but I've only noticed it. I think beatunes would need to have the same sort of "wheel" based filter (Camelot or otherwise) for this to work fluidly for the user. It would be quite a change to the UI so doubt a plugin would cut the mustard.

    I'm only getting used to beatunes, but think i can get roughly what I'm after via a combination of filters. I'm having plenty of fun trying.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by hendrik on 22 Sep, 2016 07:39 AM

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    Hey Ben,

    Yes, it does have the sort by key feature but not, strictly speaking, the same thing.

    How does the result differ?


  7. 7 Posted by anthonymcg on 22 Sep, 2016 08:50 AM

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    The result differs greatly - MIK is nowhere near as powerful so you are not getting the same level of customisation at all.

    The ‘wheel’, in terms of UI, is very easy to use….but it is pointless without the depth to the playlists that you can get with beaTunes - which is why I bought the software.

    As I said, I’m still getting to grips with beaTunes, so only really figuring out how it works best for me along with the other tools I use.

    Keep up the good work!

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by hendrik on 23 Sep, 2016 09:14 AM

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    Thanks, Anthony!

  9. 9 Posted by community on 16 Jun, 2024 02:52 PM

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    Lets warm this up again. How would I let a playlist rotate keys more often, when sorting by keys with the matching feature? Adding bpm to sorting also does the job, but still getting a lot of key mismatches.

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