WHATTHEKEY

KEY DETECTION. REIMAGINED.

NEVER WORRY ABOUT KEYS AND SCALES AGAIN…

PERFECT RESULTS IN NO TIME

I made WHATTHEKEY because I was missing a simple but bulletproof MIDI key detection plug-in too many times already. In theory it’s a simple task –  but only if your progression or melody contains all 7 notes of the scale – in reality that won’t happen too often. And then the guessing starts. This is why I designed my own algorithm that will help you to get perfect key matches every

GET RID OF THE GUESSWORK

The moment you don’t have enough notes of the scale in your MIDI to get a perfect match (which will be most of the time) , WHATTHEKEY’s KEY WIZARD comes in and will help you to complete your progression / melody to get 100% certainty in seconds and might also give you inspiration to make your chords/melodies more exciting.

SEE WHATTHEKEY IN ACTION

WORKS WITH ALL MAJOR MUSIC SOFTWARE

VST3 / AU | WINDOWS / MAC (M1 + Intel)

If I was able to make records that amassed to hundreds of millions of streams using my sounds and tools… you can do it too!

WHAT OTHERS SAY

Absolutelty fire product. You can make easily song in minutes wirth the instrument
Max Mülller
This product is well thought out and it brings endless hours of fun. Great for a starting point and expand from there. For me this a really great learning tool as well. Highly recommended.
Michael
Love it! The_Instrument from Phil is such a great tool and really helps me with my workflow. It's a big help for me especially when I don't have that much knowledge on music theory.
Matias Aakko
Top product I started producing a song yesterday and had fun like never before. It's so easy to use and the sounds and effects are brilliant.
Tom Stone
Cool software, very versatile.
Corey Lindros
Super Synth und einfach zu bedienen. Kann ich nur weiter empfehlen.
Marco
Although there was initial problems installing "The_Instument" this was no fault of the developer but to do with the pc I own that wasn't quite up to the job. Phil is a first class developer, and had my pc been able to handle it I would install. Given a ten for marketing and after-care I would whole heartedly use the products that he delivers.
Mark Cook
The Hack is one of the best plug-ins that I use. It really helps cut the work flow and makes wonderful chords. I don't know what's stopping you from getting the Hack but you need to get it its worth every penny.
Kev Cooper The Producer
It's so rare that a piece of gear or plugin or virtual instrument changes your production game. To say that Phil Speiser's THE INSTRUMENT turbocharged my output is a total understatement. The chord & sound design features, are so simple and clearly made by someone who has clearly spent time as technician and creative. THE INSTRUMENT is an incredible tool.
Cody
totally useful and help me a lot discover new experiences
meh-t
Just getting started with The Instrument. The Bad: It didn't seem to load and work properly (Logic). The Good: I contacted PS and got an immediate reply from him and an early copy of 1.2 which fixed my problem and even added new features! Incredibly fast solution! There are too many things to try, so will take weeks to explore all the features. Really enjoying it! The Ugly: Now that composing is so much more fun, what if I spend too much time working on my music and the wife goes crazy?
Malcolm Berger
It gives me new ideas every time I turn on it!
stefano biagetti
Always struggled with chords but this handy bit of kit is a real game changer! Some great samples to and great value for money. Thanks Phil!
Pyrodus
THE INSTRUMENT has become my go-to- plugin in a few minutes... The work flow is like no other plugin : it’s easy to use and the chords mode really gives great ideas. I bought it when I heard the sound of the slapped bass and the house keyboards... for real they sound amazing, and so are most of the other sounds Best 99 € I spent on software since decades. Thank you Phil ! Greg Parys
Greg
Hi Phil, thanks so much to you and your software, my composing work has become incredibly easy. No more mere emptiness if the head does not give ideas, THE_INSTRUMENT comes to the rescue. I wish the rhythm and chord sections and selections were even bigger and more versatile. I didn't waste my money and that's why I bought almost all of your products. I recommend your products to everyone.
Onni Piisilä / OG-SaltyOnni
I am really impressed with this plug in. It instantly inspires me and is super easy to use.
Dingo
Just purchased the Instrument a few days ago. It's already become a must go to for all my tracks. Base, chords, pads, sequencing, has it all. Definitely changed the game. Awesome sounds with minimal effort. Feels like your cheating..! Great job in building this plugin Phil!
Robert Cherryman
I've purchased VSTs that promised the world but sadly most have led to disappointment. Not "The Instrument". This is a reasonably easy-to-learn and use VST that will change how you produce music. While it lends itself to EDM it can be used for ALL genres of music. The more I use it the more I see how it can be used. Wow.
Jeffrey L Miller
Highly recommend The Instrument. It's a brilliant musical hack that will save you time and help create new ideas
Brent Kolatalo
THE_INSTRUMENT is a joy to work with. I love it! Phil Speiser has put together a comprehensive multi-purpose VST plugin that makes putting together a track a breeze. It's intuitive and fun and you can end up with really spectacular results even when you're just a beginner. I simply can't recommend this enough. Give it a shot, I'm sure you won't regret it.
THE_INSTRUMENT is a joy to work with
The Instrument is so versatile! kinda like Outputs Arcade, but more accessible with the way you can build chords and melody, which is something I felt I had trouble with but its great love it and plan on using this on every track that I create
tharealqt Q.T.
I always use some tool from Phil Speiser in my production. The creative ideas I get is very satisfying and makes the workflow much faster. I highly recommend you try it out.
Jonas Ingerlund
Amazing products! I really love new INSTRUMENTS VST!!
Matt Posch
Amazing plugins! The_instrument is the swiss army knife of production. You can remain focused without loose inspiration.
Lu
Great product and effective tutorials. The end product was exactly as described in the demo and has been super fun to make music with.
Cyber Geminos
I bought this plug-in with a bit of skepticism. now I can't do without it anymore. I thank the creator and above all for the support you gave me.
Pascal Nardone
I start in the virtual music world and I searched for a polivalent plug-in. The_Instrument is a very exciting VST that can almost be used alone to produce all that you want. Already 2 updates since it was released and each time it was very interesting new features and sounds. If the plug-in continues to evolve like this, it will become a must have very fast. Thank you Phil.
Thomas
Fantastic VST instrument from the master himself. Never before has there been so much sound for so little money. Keep it up, awesome! Dr. K
Dr. K.
The instrument is the bomb. I’ve already used it in my current track and can’t wait to use it in my next track.
Scott
The Instrument is the bomb! Since adding this plug in to my workflow, I’ve been totally inspired. The sounds are amazing and the chord machine pulls me into new musical territory! Do yourself a favor and GET THIS TODAY!
Rick Heil

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHATTHEKEY will work with all music software that can can host VST3 or AU plugins. This includes Ableton Live, FL Studio. Logic, Garage Band, Cubase Reaper and many more. Both Windows and Mac systems are supported. The plugin has M1 (native Apple Silicon ARM CPU) support.

Please note that there is currently no AAX support for ProTools. 

The answer is simple. Because I needed a plugin like that too many times before and was not happy with other solutions. When you got all 7 notes of a scale it’s a pretty easy task – but especially with melodies that’s almost never the case – so I came up with the Key Wizard  Algorithm that will help to get a perfect match in no time. 

As long as your composition is based on a “traditional” scale you will always end up with results you can 100% rely on.

Audio detection is nice to get a guess – but is never 100% reliable – personally if I want to find the accurate key of an audio I convert the audio to midi and tweak it with WHATTHEKEY until I got a result that is 100% accurate.

WHAT YOU WILL GET

  • INSTALLERS FOR WINDOWS AND MAC
  • ACESS TO EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS
  • LIFETIME FREE UPDATES
  • PERSONAL SUPPORT

THIS IS A SPECIAL INTRODUCTION OFFER THAT WILL ONLY LAST FOR A VERY SHORT TIME. GET IT NOW AND SAVE 50$.

YOU WILL USE IT ALL THE TIME!

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