finding beats per minute
August 21, 2006 2:13 PM   Subscribe

Software to find the beats per minute for digital music files.

I would like to find a program, preferably free, that will scan a list of sound files and find the BPM for each one. I don't want a stand alone beat matching program, as I do not want to modify the music. Any other tools for crafting music sets with minimal processing of the sound files appreciated. I'll be assembling in Audition.
posted by StickyCarpet to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It's not free, but Traktor DJ Studio 3 offers a 30 day trial and is pretty good at giving a BPM for songs you import.
posted by awesomebrad at 2:16 PM on August 21, 2006

ask the dj... but not free. oriented toward beatmatching but it looks like it can go thru all your mp3s and add the BPM to the id3 tags.
posted by joeblough at 2:32 PM on August 21, 2006

Best answer: This recent question led me to the BPM Analyzer.
posted by NYCinephile at 2:47 PM on August 21, 2006

Best answer: You can use AnalogX's nice free utility, TapTempo!
It's manual, though.
posted by PowerCat at 3:05 PM on August 21, 2006

The trail version of MixMeister does auto-BMP discovery.
posted by stungeye at 4:32 PM on August 21, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks NYCinephile, that's exactly what I was looking for. (stungeye, its a free standalone tool from MixMeister.)

And, PowerCat, I can use TapTempo to check the accuracy of BPM Analyzer!
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:54 PM on August 21, 2006

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