Native Instruments causing Problems For Musicians
They changed their formula for their open-key format couple of years ago.
open-key is a numbers system for dj's (enables a degree of harmonic mixing) and now since the change is not suitable for learning musicians. It's still good for dj use.
Camelot system is similar but initially accommodate'D learning musicians, as they could refer to a chart.
Its the circle of fifths for djs. On the chart 2A= Am 2B=Cmaj
Prior to the change... 2m = Aminor
Authentic samples with the musical key Am in the filename when analysed would be displayed to me as 2m (open-key format)
Should the file being analysed not be named with the musical key, I could if I so wished refer to the Camelot wheel to discover the musical key.
After the change 2m = Cmaj
This is now of no use to learning musicians.
If that wasn't bad enough they also shifted the whole wheel, now making it out of step with the camelot system, but at an interval (should the 2 systems be compared audibly) of relative harmonic compatibility.
This must have bleed-over into the production side imo.
MIDI 2.0's only purpose is to hide this scandalous behaviour, again imo.
- All Categories
- 21 Welcome
- 851 Hangout
- 78 NI News
- 411 Tech Talks
- 1.9K Native Access
- 8.6K Komplete
- 1.1K Komplete General
- 2.2K Komplete Kontrol
- 3.1K Kontakt
- 727 Reaktor
- 252 Battery 4
- 493 Guitar Rig & FX
- 287 Massive X & Synths
- 512 Other Software & Hardware
- 3.4K Maschine
- 23 Sampling Room
- 4.2K Traktor
- 3.9K Traktor Software & Hardware
- Check out everything you can do
- Create an account
- See member benefits
- Answer questions
- Ask the community
- See product news
- Connect with creators