The Simple Harmonic Mixing Tool is designed to help you always mix or compose harmonically. No matter which recommendation you follow, the result will always fit. All you have to do is decide on the direction you want your mix or composition to go.
What this is about
Harmonic mixing is an advanced technique used by top DJs all over the world. By mixing tracks that are in the same or related keys, harmonic mixing enables long blends and mashups. To help DJs learn this method, Mark Davis created the Camelot wheel, a visual representation of which musical keys are compatible with each other.
In 2014, out of necessity, I went a step further and created The Ultimate Mixing & Composing Chart, basically an evolution of the Camelot Wheel. And here we are with another evolution, the Simple Harmonic Mixing Tool.
The Camelot Wheel is a circular chart that is used in music theory to assign a unique code to each of the 24 possible musical keys (12 major and 12 minor keys). The wheel is divided into 12 sections, one for each major key, with the relative minor key located inside each major key’s section.
The wheel assigns a unique code to each key, consisting of a number from 1 to 12 that represents the key’s position on the wheel, followed by either “A” or “B” to indicate whether it is a major or minor key. For example, the code for the key of C major is 8B, while the code for the key of A minor is 5A.
The Camelot Wheel is used primarily by DJs and music producers as a way to group keys based on their harmonic relationships. Keys that are adjacent to each other on the wheel are considered to be compatible and can be mixed or transitioned between more easily than keys that are further apart. This is particularly useful when creating mixes or mashups, as it helps to avoid dissonance or clashes between different musical keys.
In addition to its practical uses, the Camelot Wheel can also be a useful tool for music theory students and musicians who are looking to better understand the relationships between different musical keys and how they can be used in composition and improvisation.