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Thursday 5 February 2015

Now you can easily add the Bpm to your songs as well

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.
but calculating the BPM is not something you can do yourself you need software to accurately calculate the BPM.

Bpm Identification with SongKong Pro

SongKong Pro is released today. SongKong Pro is one of the first applications to support the new AcousticBrainz acoustic information database. This acoustic information describes the acoustic characteristics of music and includes  information such as bpm, moods, keys and scales,

As your songs are matched to MusicBrainz the BPM is added to your files together with all the other metadata already added by SongKong.

Song Kong is Fast

With other BPM solutions the software has to listen to each song to calculate the BPM, this is slow and CPU intensive. But SongKong does not have to calculate the BPM itself for over 1 million songs because that work has already been done for you, instead it can just lookup the BPM for the MusicBrainz Recording that the song has been matched to.

And because the BPM data has been added directly to the Jthink Music Server SongKong 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 Accessible

BPM 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 Floating BPM field.

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