Where can I find bpm databases?
March 14, 2007 9:29 PM Subscribe
On the prowl for online databases that list BPMs of popular music.
When remixing and sampling popular music, it's handy to know the BPM of the song you're working with. This askmefi question solves that problem by providing software that can analyze songs and determine the BPM automatically. However, I am not getting the accuracy I need to synchronize and layer material. Tap Tempo sometimes works as you tap the tempo manually, however, for some songs this can be a struggle for accuracy (especially when the tempo has decimals in it).
posted by ageispolis to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
With all that out of the way, I am looking for databases, archives, text files, forum threads, or anything that lists a large selection of songs with their respective BPMs.
particular thread offers a ton of hip-hop BPM's which is perfect for when you have the vocal track of a popular rap song and you want to create a mash-up or whatever your remixing heart desires.
Other than that, the only real resource I've found is the BPM Database
which doesn't have a whole lot yet, although it's been helpful in one or two occasions.
Obviously it's difficult to find a comprehensive list of the BPM of every song in the history of popular music but the more resources bookmarked the better. Thanks for your help.