Pistonsoft BPM Detector

Pistonsoft BPM Detector 1.0

Make Your PC A Perfect DJ Companion

Pistonsoft BPM Detector analyses your MP3 collection to determinate the bitrates of each song. Beats per minute (BPM) is a unit typically used as either a measure of tempo in music, or a measure of one's heart rate. A rate of 60 BPM means that one beat will occur every second. The idea is that, the higher BPM a song has, the faster it should be. Hip-hop typically uses a BPM tempo of 80-100, while house music is faster: 110-140 BPM. Jungle music goes even faster: 160-185. Gabba and Speedcore exceed 200 BPM. View full description

PROS

  • Quickly analyses music's bit rate
  • Saves BPM info in MP3's ID3 tag

CONS

  • Strange BPM results for tested song files
  • BPM can't define a song's style

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Pistonsoft BPM Detector analyses your MP3 collection to determinate the bitrates of each song. Beats per minute (BPM) is a unit typically used as either a measure of tempo in music, or a measure of one's heart rate. A rate of 60 BPM means that one beat will occur every second. The idea is that, the higher BPM a song has, the faster it should be. Hip-hop typically uses a BPM tempo of 80-100, while house music is faster: 110-140 BPM. Jungle music goes even faster: 160-185. Gabba and Speedcore exceed 200 BPM.

This information should come handy, not only to DJs having to choose the right song on the fly but also to home users. They may want in fact to play slow songs after coming back home from a tiring day, or they may prefer something more energetic as the soundtrack for their spring cleaning!

The program automatically analyses selected files and saves the beat per minute information to the music file's ID3 tag so that you'll be able to know the song's BPM with every player you use. I'm not sure about the efficiency of BPM in order to decide what a fast or a slow music is though. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, for example, had a BPM rate of zero while Quien Fuera by Silvio Rodriguez received a rating of 150.75. Personally, I would use the latter for relaxing moments and the former when I need to listen to something faster.

The idea of an application that can understand the type of songs we have and classify them accordingly is great but I don't think we have achieved that level with this application.

Are you a DJ, a professional sound engineer, or just making sound tracks at home sound recording studio? Making the rhythms or create a harmonious music sequence? Make your task easier by instantly seeing the tune's number of beats per minute (BPM)! Pistonsoft BPM Detector scans your entire collection of songs and detects the number of beats per minute, which gives an idea of how calm or how energetic the tune is. Pistonsoft BPM Analyzer can display the numbers right away in its convenient browser-style interface, but most prefer this information saved as a tune's meta-tag. You'll end up having all of your MP3s with ID3v2 tags that contain BPM numbers - easy to access and show by your favorite jukebox!

Features of the program include:

  • Automatic BPM scan mode for folders surfing
  • Can save BPM to ID3v2 MP3 tag
  • Options for Scan first few seconds only
  • Hot keys for all operations
  • An easy-to-use interface
  • Windows Vista compatible

Pistonsoft BPM Detector

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Pistonsoft BPM Detector 1.0