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15 Mar, 2018 03:18 PM

Just analyzed 2 tracks. Theyre the same track just on different albums. one is MP3 the other Flac.
I get completly different keys with beatunes.
any idea?

traktor shows me the same key for both

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 15 Mar, 2018 04:06 PM

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    What about the genre field? Is it identical?

  2. 2 Posted by Thorsten Jägle on 15 Mar, 2018 06:41 PM

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    one: electronic (the correct key)

    the other: ambient downbeat

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 16 Mar, 2018 08:17 AM

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    beaTunes key analysis depends upon a couple of factors:

    • Did you check the box "use online resources"? If so, the value may stem from the central database and wasn't computed from your file
    • Which genre did you choose when you analyzed in beaTunes? If you chose "Automatic", that would explain different values for the different tracks, as one may have been recognized as EDM and the other has not. Background: Key analysis is highly genre dependent.
  4. 4 Posted by Thorsten Jägle on 16 Mar, 2018 12:32 PM

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    As I saw the difference I analysed both tracks again. Genre EDM. No
    Online Ressources. Both done in the same analyze with same settings.
    different result. bizarre.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 16 Mar, 2018 02:14 PM

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    That's indeed odd. Perhaps it's exactly "on the border".
    Would you mind sending me both files? I'd like to take a look.

  6. 6 Posted by Thorsten Jägle on 21 Mar, 2018 10:20 AM

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  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 21 Mar, 2018 12:46 PM

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    Hey Thorsten,

    I have run the two files through beaTunes analysis and for both files beaTunes always reports B minor.

    That said, when I first loaded the files into beaTunes, one of them clearly contained the key B major. Not sure which application that was from...



  8. 8 Posted by Thorsten Jägle on 21 Mar, 2018 06:18 PM

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  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by hendrik on 11 Apr, 2018 06:48 AM

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    Hey Thorsten,

    sorry this took so long.

    I tried to look at the files you sent via, but it only let me download .dmg files, which I see as rather questionable. If you'd like me to look at a couple of files, please use a more reputable upload/download service.



    PS: Also note that beaTunes 5.1.3 just came out.

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