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MIxedInKey, or alternative song section energy meter

Postby alexlimbert » Sun May 16, 2021 6:45 pm

I'm starting to have concerns about the accuracy and legitimacy of the song section energy levels that MixInKey generate. I had a song with 4 bar clips and wanted to build energy throughout my song. Per MixedInKey, my song started of with a lot of energy, but then died down. So, I reordered the clips according to the MixedInKey results and rerendered the song and imported the song into MixInKey, only to have the same results. Does anyone know of a better plugin/app to determine song section energy levels? Or possibly a plugin/App that can do some sort of clip analysis to count the number of notes and average velocity/loudness per clip?
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Re: MIxedInKey, or alternative song section energy meter

Postby RichardT » Sun May 16, 2021 8:38 pm

alexlimbert wrote:I'm starting to have concerns about the accuracy and legitimacy of the song section energy levels that MixInKey generate. I had a song with 4 bar clips and wanted to build energy throughout my song. Per MixedInKey, my song started of with a lot of energy, but then died down. So, I reordered the clips according to the MixedInKey results and rerendered the song and imported the song into MixInKey, only to have the same results. Does anyone know of a better plugin/app to determine song section energy levels? Or possibly a plugin/App that can do some sort of clip analysis to count the number of notes and average velocity/loudness per clip?

I think the best way is simply to do it by ear as much as possible - but if I wanted to do this kind of thing I would use my limiter plugin (Fabfilter Pro-L) to give a graphical trace of level vs time. I have done this to compare the levels in the beginning and end sections of a tune, and it works well. There are probably lots of alternatives.
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Re: MIxedInKey, or alternative song section energy meter

Postby alexlimbert » Sun May 16, 2021 9:58 pm

Thanks Richard. That's true, relying on your ear is good. I guess as an accountant, I would just like to confirm that my ears are accurate based on numbers. lol
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Re: MIxedInKey, or alternative song section energy meter

Postby RichardT » Sun May 16, 2021 10:01 pm

alexlimbert wrote:Thanks Richard. That's true, relying on your ear is good. I guess as an accountant, I would just like to confirm that my ears are accurate based on numbers. lol

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