VirtualDJ 8 User Manual


Interface - Decks - Advanced controls

KEY CONTROL




VirtualDJ’s sound engine analyzes a song’s key and provides the ability to adjust the key up or down in one semitone increments.


Clicking on the Key text will provide its value in 3 different views; Harmonic (08A), Key (Am) or Key Difference (0). The Key Difference will display how many semitones the key has been adjusted from it’s original value (+ or -).



Press the dropdown arrow right next to the Key value to reveal/hide the Key Control panel in order to adjust the Key of the track.
Use the (-/+) buttons on the Key Control panel to move the Key one semitone up or down.

Turn on/off the Master Tempo (Key Lock) with the padlock button. If Master Tempo is enabled the Key of the track will retain its value if the Pitch (tempo) is changed.



Key Lock

Toggles Master Tempo on or off. When lit this indicates that Master Tempo is on.

Key Down

When lit this indicates that the key has been adjusted one or more semitones below the original analyzed key.

Key Up

When lit this indicates that the key has been adjusted one or more semitones above the original analyzed key.

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