Platinum Notes 10 User Guide

1. Introduction

About Platinum Notes 10

Platinum Notes 10 is software developed by Mixed In Key designed to enhance and optimize audio files for DJs and music enthusiasts. It analyzes audio files and improves the overall sound quality and consistency.

This is achieved by removing clipped peaks caused by overly compressed and limited audio files, which often occurs during the mastering stage. Platinum Notes 10 also ensures that each audio file has a similar average loudness. This is particularly helpful for DJs when transitioning from one song to the next, ensuring a balanced mix.

System Requirements

Before using Platinum Notes 10, ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements:

Operating System: Windows 10 or macOS 10.13 and above

  • Processor: Intel Core i3 or equivalent, Apple Silicon M1/M2 Native
  • RAM: 4 GB or more
  • Installation Size: 100mb
  • Internet Connection: Required

2. Installation and Setup

Downloading and Installing Platinum Notes 10

Go to the official Mixed In Key website to purchase the Platinum Notes 10 software. You will receive a welcome email which contains your VIP code to be used for activation and your download link.

Download and run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Activation and Registration

Launch Platinum Notes 10 after installation.

Enter your VIP code to activate the software, this can be found within the Personalize settings menu.

3. Getting Started

Interface Overview

Platinum Notes 10 features an intuitive interface with menus, toolbars, and panels for easy navigation and usage.

Pre-Processing Settings

To ensure Platinum Notes is optimized for your workflow, you should access the Personalise menu and make appropriate settings changes prior to analyzing any audio files.

Output Location

First set the location that you wish the new Platinum Notes audio files to be located. The option you choose will be determined by your unique workflow and music organization method. To maintain file paths linking the audio files to your DJ software, choose same folder as original file.

If you are using DJ software, such as Serato, you may wish to use the Replace Original Files option. This will make the process more streamlined and remove the need to swap out the old audio files with the new _PN audio files in your various music apps and DJ software.

Platinum Notes 10 will backup your original files in case you wish to revert. There is no automated way to restore original audio files to your 3rd party applications, so please be mindful of this aspect before processing in Platinum Notes 10.

Output File Format

From the Output File Format menu, choose the audio file format you wish to convert to.

If you would like to retain the original file formats, including multiple file types, choose the option Match Input Format. This is recommended if your audio files are already within the collection of your DJ software and other music applications.

Processor Load

The number of processor cores determines the number of songs that can be processed at the same time, a higher number will mean faster processing.

More powerful CPUs can have a higher number. The number of cores set should be reduced if Platinum Notes 10 is interrupting other apps, or set to maximum if you want to leave it processing songs while you’re not using your computer.

Templates & Expert Settings

Platinum Notes 10 features three built-in processing templates, Festival, The Big Boost and The Official Platinum Notes 10 Template. These offer differing sound characteristics. If you are unsure which to choose, we advise using the Official Platinum Notes 10 template for balanced dynamics.

You can also create your own custom template, including the ability to adjust multiband dynamics. We recommend only using this feature if you are well versed in audio engineering. Incorrect settings could lead to poor audio quality.

4. Processing Audio Files

Click on the Add Files (or Add Folder) button, or drag and drop audio files into the application to load them for processing. Press Start Processing to begin the analysis and audio processing.

Troubleshooting Q&A

Q. I have the replace files option activated but a duplicate song is created with the _PN suffix.

A. This occurs if an audio file is locked.

5. Contacting Support

For any inquiries or assistance, feel free to reach out to our support team by emailing [email protected]. We’re here to help!

You’re all set, dive into your music collection, now enhanced by Platinum Notes 10.