Preview bpm changes

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23 Mar, 2010 09:01 PM

Is there a way to preview a bpm estimation without setting the value?
I see that I can analyze a bunch of songs, but if I already know a reasonable value for the track I want to make sure it's in the ballpark before I set it. If I run, "estimate bpm" without selecting "replace" nothing appears to happen.

I am hoping for some sort of window that can pop up that displays previous data fields compared to data fields that you will potentially change. Then have an option that writes over the past bpm field.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 23 Mar, 2010 10:29 PM

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    Sorry, Craig, there is currently no way to achieve that.


  2. 2 Posted by Craig on 23 Mar, 2010 10:37 PM

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    Could this be made a priority in the next update? I think that it is natural for people using this product to want to be able to preview the conclusions of beaTunes before accepting them.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 23 Mar, 2010 10:41 PM

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    Hm - in 3 years you are the first one requesting this feature... Most people want to analyze thousands of songs, which makes reviewing impractical.

    What one could do is add such a functionality to the Get Info window, where you can tap the beat. So additionally you could also have the BPM analyzed instead of tapped.


  4. 4 Posted by Craig on 23 Mar, 2010 11:34 PM

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    Well, fair enough.
    However, to be sure, when most people have an idea that they want to see in a product, their first reaction is not to post on a discussion board.

    But, yeah, having an analyze button in Get Info would be, I assume, and easy fix.
    I just thought that it was kind of odd for there to be an option that you can click on or off in the "analyze" section where if you didn't have it auto set to replace the bpm, then it ended up doing nothing.

    Well, if I may make another suggestion for the application, you could have the songs stay in the "task queue" window instead of automatically being deleted from it, and have columns in that highlight the changes that beatunes has calculated/analyzed. Then there could be a final, "do you want to save these changes?" type of question.

    The reason why I am suggesting this is because I have already gone through much of my music and found the bpm's by hand. But now I want to go through and calculate them more precisely. If I had an app that showed the new calculation and the old, I would know if it was way off or not. Generally, if it's not right on, it's way off.
    Perhaps you know of software that does that more specifically?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 24 Mar, 2010 09:21 AM

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    If "replace" is turned off, the BPM is only calculated when no value is currently set for a particular song. So you could fill in missing values..

    If I understand you correctly, you'd like to replace all values where the current value is pretty close to the newly calculated value, right?

    And no, I don't know of any software that does that.

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