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BPM Engine

Apr 20 2006 | 11:38 pm

Howdy there,

Is it possible to create a patch that calculates the BPM of an audio file being played from an sfplay~ object in real time (with as frequent a refresh as possible and as accurate as possible)? If so how on earth can it be done? Have been struggling with tempo~ to no avail.

Help please!



Apr 21 2006 | 6:10 am

Beat tracking is not the easiest thing to do reliably. Tristan Jehan’s
beat~ does a fairly good job and might be what you’re looking for. You
can find the external here:

Also, a google search or the ever useful is usually a
much faster and enlightening path to finding answers to these types of

Hope that helps,

Apr 26 2006 | 8:33 pm

Thank you. The beat~ is too unreliable, so it’ll have to come down to skill.

Cheers again.

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