Originally Posted by Mindsweeper
How do you know the vocal is in EMajor? Did a program auto detect it? Because those tend to suck.
^ So much this.
Originally Posted by macaulley
What I'm asking is; Should i have my kick drum/bass on E, and base everything around Emaj? (melody etc)
Any insight would be very appreciated.
At the end of the day, I can't really tell you because I can't hear what anything sounds like. Really, the only person that can tell you is you. Listen with your ears. Play some keys in the E/D/whatever keys the key matching software has identified and listen to which ones work.
Ultimately, if you're just working with a single vocal or instrument, you might find that it could fit into a number of different keys. Half of the fun is finding the right one for you