Antares has released Auto-Key Mobile, a free app that tells you the key of any song. Based on the same algorithm as the company’s famous Auto-Tune plug-in, the iOS app listens to the music and tells you which scale to use. If you own Auto-Tune, you can even send the results directly to the plug-in. It’s like having perfect pitch in your pocket!
Antares Auto-Key Mobile
Antares Auto-Key Mobile is a free app for iPhone and iPod touch that’s meant to complement the company’s range of Auto-Tune plug-ins. Have you ever asked yourself which scale you should choose in Auto-Tune or another pitch correction plug-in to make sure that it fits the track? Auto-Key Mobile uses the developer’s pitch detection algorithm to find the root and scale of any track in seconds and display it on screen. You can even view the result on a virtual keyboard, so you know exactly which keys to play.
But that’s not all: If you own Auto-Tune, you can link the app to the plug-in and automatically transfer the result. This means that you don’t even have to choose the scale by hand anymore. It doesn’t get any more convenient than that!
Price and compatibility
Auto-Key Mobile is available for free in the Apple App Store. The app runs on iPhone and iPod touch and requires iOS 10.0 or higher. It only takes up about 40 MB of memory on your device. Antares plans to release Auto-Key Mobile for Android and Windows Mobile soon.