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Key Detector

Find the key of any sample, track or full mix with AI precision
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Finding Your Key Has Never Been Easier

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Key Detector is a time-saving tool for all music makers. Replace manual work with AI-powered key detection, for any sample, track or full mix.

Using Waves’ Neural Networks engine, Key Detector will provide you with a root note, a scale (major or minor), and two likely alternatives.

Key Detector is also the perfect companion to Waves’ vocal tuning and harmonizing plugins: Waves Tune Real-Time, Waves Tune, Waves Harmony, and OVox. Just click the “Transmit” button, and the detected key will be sent to all active instances of these plugins. Related plugins need to be updated to the latest v14 release for this feature to work.

  • Can analyze complex audio files: full mixes, multi-instrument samples
  • Saves time and manual work: intuitive and easy
  • Detects and indicates key even when the pitch is off-tune
  • Transmits the key to Waves Tune Real-Time, Waves Tune, OVox, Waves Harmony (v14)
  • Precise key detection powered by Waves Neural Networks
Watch It in Action

Remove Frustration from Key Detection

  • Step 1: Insert Key Detector and Play Your Song

    Play the track you want to analyze and let Key Detector’s neural networks do the heavy lifting for you.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Step 2: Let The AI Engine Analyze

    In just a few seconds you will receive an initial suggestion for the song’s key, before the plugin moves forward to the verification process.

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  • Step 3: Go and Make Music

    After verification, Key Detector is now confident with an answer, even if the melody is slightly off-tune.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • Bonus Feature: Transmit the Key to Waves Vocal Plugins

    For a smooth vocal tuning and harmonizing workflow, you can easily transmit the detected key to Waves Tune Real-Time, Waves Tune, OVox, or Waves Harmony.

    Related plugins need to be updated to the latest v14 release for this feature to work.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Bonus Feature: Alternative Scales

    Key Detector will suggest alternative scales for you to choose from: simply click "Alternative Scales" and receive two additional suggestions.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material