Installing beaTunes on MAC

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Liz Horton

08 Dec, 2013 11:11 PM

Hi,
I have a MAC. I downloaded beaTunes and dragged the icon into the applications folder. I double clicked on beatunes but its not installing it. Not sure why.
Thanks for any assistance.
Liz

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 08 Dec, 2013 11:53 PM

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    Hi,

    where have you double-clicked on it? In the Applications folder?

    -hendrik

    On Dec 9, 2013, at 0:13, Liz Horton <[email blocked]> wrote:

  2. 2 Posted by Elizabeth Horto... on 09 Dec, 2013 12:32 AM

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    Hi,
    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. 

    Thanks,

    Liz 
     
    Liz Horton, RYT-225
    Registered Yoga Teacher
    Tel:  586.580.3273
    Cell: 248.200.9432
      

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 09 Dec, 2013 12:24 PM

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    Hi Liz,

    you get the most accurate results out of beaTunes 3.x by

    1. Selecting some songs
    2. Clicking on Analyze
    3. In the Analysis Options dialog, select the BPM task, deselect the others
    4. Configure the BPM task to not use online resources
    5. Configure the BPM task to use the Rayshoot algorithm
    6. If you know the songs are slow, choose something like 50-100 BPM in the range, if they are fast, 90-180 BPM. If you don't know, choose automatic.
    7. If you want to replace already calculated values, make sure to check the Replace box.
    8. Analyze.

    I hope this helps,

    -hendrik

  4. 4 Posted by Elizabeth Horto... on 09 Dec, 2013 08:15 PM

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    Hi Hendrik,
    Thanks for getting back with me. I'll try the steps below and let you know if the results change.
    Liz
     
    Liz Horton, RYT-225
    Registered Yoga Teacher
    Tel:  586.580.3273
    Cell: 248.200.9432
      

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  5. 5 Posted by Elizabeth Horto... on 15 Dec, 2013 06:06 AM

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    Hi Hendrik,
    The followed the steps below but it still did not accurately calculate the BPM values.
    Slow songs came in with a high BPM and fast songs had lower BPM.

    I created a small test playlist of songs that I am very familiar with and ran the ANALYZE only on that
    sample playlist. I did it three times but got the same result.

    I checked and selected all of the options you specified.

    Any other suggestions? 

    Thanks,
    Liz
     
    Liz Horton, RYT-225
    Registered Yoga Teacher
    Tel:  586.580.3273
    Cell: 248.200.9432
      

    ________________________________
     From: hendrik <[email blocked]>

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by hendrik on 16 Dec, 2013 09:14 AM

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    Hi Liz,

    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 the idea).

    Other than changing the BPM-range in the options, there is unfortunately little you can do about it right now.

    Sorry,

    -hendrik

  7. 7 Posted by Elizabeth Horto... on 19 Dec, 2013 09:12 PM

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    thanks hendrik. 
    I did some more research online and I think getting a metronome and tapping out the beats is my best option since
    even the best software they say isn't accurate all the time.

    Anyway, thanks for your assistance. Happy Holidays!
    Liz
     
    Liz Horton, RYT-225
    Registered Yoga Teacher
    Tel:  586.580.3273
    Cell: 248.200.9432
      

    ________________________________
     From: hendrik <[email blocked]>

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by hendrik on 20 Dec, 2013 05:51 PM

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    Hey Liz,

    yes - state of the art is roughly 70% correct BPM detection, and roughly 90% when accepting that the BPM is halve, double, third or triple the correct value. See for example http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=6637645

    Usually some genres are detected better than others.

    -hendrik

  9. 9 Posted by Elizabeth Horto... on 20 Dec, 2013 07:44 PM

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    thanks, I'll check out the article.
    Liz
     
    Liz Horton, RYT-225
    Registered Yoga Teacher
    Tel:  586.580.3273
    Cell: 248.200.9432
      

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     From: hendrik <[email blocked]>

  10. 10 Posted by JUKE179r on 20 Jan, 2014 09:25 PM

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    @ 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.

    Hope this helps!

  11. 11 Posted by Elizabeth Horto... on 21 Jan, 2014 04:43 AM

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    thanks JUKE, I'll try that!
     
    Liz Horton, RYT-225
    Registered Yoga Teacher
    Tel:  586.580.3273
    Cell: 248.200.9432
      

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