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Alexander Decommere

07 Jan, 2021 02:38 PM

Hi

I've been reading a lot of online reviews and articles on beaTunes and it really sounds like the kind of app I would love. But I noticed that most articles and reviews mention electronic DJ-related music genres like House, Techno, Lounge ...

I'm a metalhead with a big passion for classical music. Do you guys think beaTunes will also work its magic on my not-so-electronic music library?

Thanks for the info!

Cheers
Alexander
Belgium

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 07 Jan, 2021 07:52 PM

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    Hey Alexander,

    Do you guys think beaTunes will also work its magic on my not-so-electronic music library?

    Depends on what magic you are looking for.

    Why don't you give the free trial a shot and see for yourself! ;-)

    -hendrik

  2. 2 Posted by Alexander Decom... on 07 Jan, 2021 10:51 PM

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    Hi Hendrik

    Thanks for your reply.

    My main concern is with the ability of beaTunes to attribute colours,
    moods, BPMs, dance-ability and other tags to music that is not electronic.
    Any experience there?

    I would mostly use beaTunes to generate playlists based on moods, colours
    and BPM.

    Thanks!
    Alexander

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 08 Jan, 2021 12:02 PM

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    Hey Alexander,

    colors: this should work well

    moods: beaTunes assigns moods based on LastFM tags and as a fallback using AcousticBrainz data. Quality therefore depends on popularity or the AcousticBrainz machine learning model, which admittedly is not awesome.

    bpms: should not be a problem for heavy metal. For classical music this is difficult, as many pieces don't really have a stable global tempo.

    dance-ability: beaTunes uses the algorithm by Streich and Herrera. This is a signal processing based approach that works reasonably well overall. I would not expect to much for heavy metal. For classical music this is not a suitable algorithm.

    key: using the non-electronic setting during analysis should lead to better results.

    Hope this helps,

    -hendrik

  4. 4 Posted by Alexander Decom... on 08 Jan, 2021 01:01 PM

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    Hi Hendrik

    Thanks for your reply, really appreciate it.

    One question: what do you mean with "key: using the non-electronic setting
    during analysis should lead to better results"?
    What is the "non-electronic" setting?

    Thanks
    Alexander

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  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 08 Jan, 2021 01:35 PM

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    When analyzing key, there are multiple settings. One is specifically for electronic music. Don’t choose that one.

  6. 6 Posted by Alexander Decom... on 08 Jan, 2021 01:38 PM

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    Okay thanks. You’ve been a great help. Have a nice weekend.

    Cheers
    Alexander

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by hendrik on 08 Jan, 2021 07:59 PM

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    Thanks.

    You're welcome.

    -hendrik

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