on 09 Dec, 2013 12:32 AM
Thanks for getting back with me but I figured it out. I ran the analyze tool and the BPM showed up.
However, the BPM do not seem correct. :( I know the songs well (I am a Yoga teacher and use the same playlists over and over) and some of the really mellow songs got the same BMP as the more uptempo songs.
How does it calculate BPM?
Thanks. I really want to use this tool but right now it does not seem to be helping since the BPM does not seem to make sense.
I would appreciate any insights.
hendrik on 16 Dec, 2013 09:14 AM
you are probably running into the so-called
octave-error, where the calculated BPM is either an
integer fraction or multiple of the true value. For the algorithm
60BPM look pretty much like 120BPM (or 70 like 140—you get
Other than changing the BPM-range in the options, there is
unfortunately little you can do about it right now.
@ Liz… I DJ so I use BeaTunes religiously to categorize
and calculate BPMs for all of my MP3s.
The way to achieve an accurate BPM for a song in BeaTunes, you
would have to at least know the BPM average of a song. I do this
for different genres of songs like Club (120 - 140 BPM), Drum n
Bass (150 - 190 BPM) and Hip Hop (60 - 100 BPM). Once you figure
out the BPM, then you accurately select the BPM range in BeaTunes.
I never use the "Automatic" option for BPM.