The Camelot Wheel is a visual representation of the musical keys that have a good relationship with each other. Each mixing key on this wheel has a number between 1 and 12. If you don’t have a lot of experience as a DJ, you should start by mixing two songs that have the same keys. For example, you can mix two songs with the 8A key. For your convenience, the wheel is color-coded. Music theory made simple!
The Camelot wheel is very simple to use. You can easily switch from one key to the other, clockwise or counterclockwise. At the same time, you can switch from an external key to an internal key. In the basic technique, any transition you make must be to an adjacent key. For example, if you are at 8A, you can go to 8B, 7A or 9A. Going to 9B or 10A will be a big step, and the keys will not always be complementary.
Anyone who is seriously interested in harmonic mixing should be familiar with the harmonic key overlay chart. This table displays all compatible keys that can be used for harmonic mixing in your musical compositions. The problem with this table is that you have to actively memorize all compatible keys to keep your mixes always smooth.
Mix4cycling will identify for you the music in your repertoire which is harmonically compatible …. you just have to select them for a smooth and appreciated ride.