measures per minute

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Marc Lacroix

10 Dec, 2015 02:05 PM

Hi I'm a dance teacher and would like to know if Beatunes reads Measures per minute.
For example music in 4/4 at 120 BPM would be 30 MPM, and music in 3/4 at 120 BPM would be 40 MPM. It would be a tremendous help if you had an option in your analysis screen to record measures-per-minute in the BPM field. You would need to add an option such that the user could select the count of the music (2/2 for the rare paso doble, 3/4 for waltz, or 4/4 for most everything else) and then you would just divide the BPM by 2, 3, or 4 depending on the count selected. Currently I'm doing this with a calculator manually and it is very tedious.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 11 Dec, 2015 08:06 AM

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    Hey Marc,

    I guess it's one of those little known features, but in its main table, beaTunes can display the columns BPM, MPM and Time Signature. You can enable/disable each column by right-clicking on the table header and selecting the fields you want displayed (alternatively, select a song and then open the View menu and select View Options).

    • BPM is the column that can be computed by beaTunes.
    • Time Signature is also computed, if you use the OnsetPeak algorithm. However, the used algorithm is mediocre. You might want to edit/correct the values manually in the Get Info dialog.
    • MPM is computed automatically, whenever Time Signature and BPM are set.

    Hope this helps,


  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by hendrik on 11 Dec, 2015 09:46 AM

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    Thanks for your question. It inspired this article:



  3. 3 Posted by Marc Lacroix on 11 Dec, 2015 03:37 PM

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    Great thanks Hendrik
    I will initiate the feature ASAP!


  4. hendrik closed this discussion on 13 Dec, 2015 01:25 PM.

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