precision of bpm

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Chris Hall

24 Oct, 2013 02:30 PM

Is there a way I can increase the precision of the calculated BPM value? I would like one more (decimal) digit of the (estimated) value, and I'm willing to let the computer run as long as it wants.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 24 Oct, 2013 02:40 PM

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    Hi Chris,

    internally more than one digit is computed, but only one digit is shown.
    This does not mean that this is a better result. Usually handmade music does not have constant, but only somewhat constant tempo. So displaying more precision may be misleading.

    May I ask what you need this for?


  2. 2 Posted by Chris Hall on 24 Oct, 2013 03:14 PM

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    I mix dance music which is usually very constant. The pitch control on my CDJs has 0.1% increments, and since most of my music is 125--140 bpm, this means I need one more decimal digit.

    It occurs to me that I could claim the bpm was in the range 65--70 and then double each reported valued. (I noticed one song was reported as half the correct value but still with three decimal digits...)


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 24 Oct, 2013 03:45 PM

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    Hey Chris,

    I guess this only makes a difference when you let your A and B deck run in sync for longer periods of time (because for just a few measures, it won't be noticeable).

    Anyhow. I'm sorry, but beaTunes currently has no way of displaying more than the single digit.


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