Hi ! [yes, This is a long reply) ! ]
I just bought the soft and I'm very happy of it.
Let me present :
I started a few (many :)) years ago with the classic 2 vinyl decks plus an Ecler Nuo mixer.
Then I've heard about software mixing, wasn't really ok with that in the beginning (you know, the stupid ethics of starting musicians like it's legacy/it's not) , discovered Allen & Heath products, got a XONE and started to go seriously in it this year.
The progresses I made are increasing everyday (hopefully), and before going to the A&H site for updates, I've never heard about harmonic mixing. I was picking plates by hear and mixing them intuitively.
Today you gave a new bunch of tools (software and harmonic basis, energy boost tip, classic mix construction, etc) to make more rich and intense mixes, and I think this is really great.
Some stupid arrogant people are always criticizing the "rules" as something useless because already done before and used by many, so if you want to be different and become a "big guy", don't use them..., and they are not agree with and so on...(I say that because of many years spent in the "electro scene" of my country, its just an observation) : it's okay budy, do it the way you want/are persuaded it's a legitimate one , who cares...
The thing is, there are interesting musical theories that can give your productions (i.e tracks and mixes) the final magic spell they need to give you a great "final expressive form", so it's just good for you in anycase, it just serves your own work.
No dude, you don't have to follow the "rules" as if it was your mom or you teacher telling you "do that because this is how it is from decades", but you have to understand what they are based on and then use them your way to integrate them on your own context, make them evolve for your domain.
Thats why "there is no rule", because there is no rule that you can apply stupidly words for words in every case. It doesn't mean any "rule" or theoretical model is bad...
-Ok this is said, I feel better. ;)
So today, what do I have :
great softwares with progressing well control interfaces, plenty of tracks that I love and bought,digital or vinyls, plenty of ways for mixing them, theoretical models that I can mix with my own experience to create a mix that people will "find a nice way to get into", and that will bring me pleasure when playing it aswell.
So i can say ok, maybe it can be interesting to think about harmonic mixing here, just to make the next track mash up more coherent, more connected, more enjoyable, expressing my intentions and feeling in a more efficient way that if I still believing only in my own vision and self intentions...
So thank you MIK guys for developing this kind of soft, there is no place anymore for ghostbusters that stay stuck in their own musical values and grandpa ethics, and saying blabla...this "rule" is good... no it's bad ...and so on
Every info is great to know and take account of, and OF COURSE needs to be balanced and relativized...and improved !!!
Cheers and good continuation over here.