Knowing the Beats Per Minute (BPM) of a song can be very useful
- If you are a runner, matching the BPM (also known as tempo) to your running pace can help improve your performance.
- Professional DJ's need to be able to blend the end of one song into the next, without the transition being awkward or jerky. By figuring out the Bpm you'll know if you need to bring the tempo up or down to have them both playing at the same speed, this is known as beatmixing
- Creating a playlist to fit a certain mood is considerably easier if you use songs with a similar Bpm, such as creating a playlist of songs with a slow tempo for a relaxing playlist.
Calculating the Bpm of a song can be done manually or using tools that let you tap the beat to some song and then write the BPM value into iTunes. But calculating the BPM for more than a handful of songs this way is not something you want to do, you need software to accurately calculate the BPM for you.
Bpm Detection with Jaikoz ProJaikoz (Pro Version) can now get the BPM for over a million songs as they are matched to MusicBrainz, and because the BPM has already been calculated for these songs it takes no extra time to add the BPM - in contrast to other solutions.
BPM is the first of many new acoustic attributes planned for Jaikoz Pro
As your songs are matched to MusicBrainz the BPM is added to your files together with all the other metadata already added by Jaikoz.
Jaikoz is FastWith other BPM solutions the software has to listen to each song to calculate the BPM, this is slow and CPU intensive. But Jaikoz Pro does not have to calculate the BPM itself for over 1 million songs because that work has already been done for you by AcousticBrainz, instead it can just look up the BPM for the MusicBrainz Recording that the song has been matched to.
And because we have added all the BPM data directly to the Jthink Music Server Jaikoz has to make no extra additional Api calls to get this data, so adding BPM to your files takes no extra time.
The database is growing every day.
And Accurate and AccessibleBPM is stored by AcousticBrainz to three decimal points,
BPM is added to your files using the standard BPM field for your audio format (mp3, mp4, flac ectera) so is accessible to most Music Players, additionally we also store the decimal value as well in the FBPM field.