Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Finding the key of sample...???

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    263
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts

    Finding the key of sample...???

    Sign in to disable this ad
    I am getting better at finding the key of samples. But what I have trouble with is...How can you tell/know if the sample is in major or minor...?

    For example...I have a sample I am working on now and I know for sure its in 'G'. I just don't know if its major or minor...?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    61
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Use an online key finder...!!!

    You could use an online key finder like the AudioKeychain. What you have to do, is to upload the song/sample as mp3 and it will find the key and also the tempo of the song/sample.
    Last edited by MoZedakos; 09-17-2017 at 05:48 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    25
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Download Edison (it's an audio editor which comes included with FL Studio) and use the "pitch detection" option. Then you will see all the keys, included the main note which the sample is structured around.

    I hope this helps!

    Best regards,

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    259
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Bro I play the keys and I make sample beats. I love playing on top of samples. You need to develop your ear and learn a little bit of the keyboard.

    I can easily give you the technical information. If it has a minor third, minor 7th, you are in a minor key. If it's major 3rd, major 7th. You're major.

    It's not that difficult when you have a little bit of knowledge on the keyboard.

    And it gets more fun when you realize that you can take the sample to any key!
    Wanna take your piano playing to the next level like Zaytoven & Scott Storch?
    Check out my YouTube channel for producers! Producer Principles

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    282
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 41 Times in 36 Posts
    There's plenty of youtube videos or google searches that could answer this question exponentially faster than a reply from this forum would.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    263
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
    Thats exactly what I am doing. I basically just choose one octave (c3-c4) on my piano roll. And I just play a note/key over the sample...over and over...until I find which note/key I feel sounds best 'on top' of the sample.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    282
    Thanks
    31
    Thanked 41 Times in 36 Posts
    If I am having trouble hearing the key that something is in, I use the spectral analyzer in Ableton, which will actually tell you (in the recent versions) what key it is in once you drag the mouse over where the dominant harmonics are at. There are apps you could install on your phone that can do the same thing.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    1,355
    Thanks
    13
    Thanked 129 Times in 122 Posts
    Can't believe no-one's mentioned it before but:

    You can hear it!

    Major and minor keys have very distinctive sounds that you can easily tell the difference between by listening to.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I would also go with a spectrum analyzer... or just trying to find the correspondent note on the piano

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •