Plugin for finding the BPM of audio?
Old 10th January 2012
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Plugin for finding the BPM of audio?

Is there a plugin out there that can tell me the exact BPM of audio recordings of guitar riffs?
Old 10th January 2012
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A stopwatch?

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Old 11th January 2012
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Is there a plugin out there that can tell me the exact BPM of audio recordings of guitar riffs?
I don't have an answer to the question, but it's an interesting one! I would be really impressed if you could run a solo'd guitar riff through a plugin and get a more accurate BPM than a human could estimate. If the guitar riff is extremely rhythmic, that's one thing, but guitar riffs are often NOT..

If you've got an effects processor that has tap tempo, it takes about 5 seconds to get a BPM. And for that matter, I would say it would be pretty accurate. I use my Kurzweil Rumour for that all the time. If you tap for about 10 seconds and you've got a constant number on display, I'd bet on those results!
Old 11th January 2012
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I have a tap tempo app for the iPod, and tap tempo buttons on a couple of effect boxes

how much more "exact" than tap tempo do you need?

if the guitar riff was performed "at" a tempo, to a click, it will likely be an integer

and if it was not, then it will likely vary anyway, so close is close enough.
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I have the tap app on my iPhone, but Logic has a BPM Counter built in. I've used it a couple of times with imported files and it's been very handy!
Old 11th January 2012
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If you are using Pro Tools, you can identify beats and it will tell you the tempo. I'm not sure what other DAWs have similar features, but my guess is that there are many.
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I need it because my acoustic tunes generally vary in tempo riff by riff by up to 5 bpm up and down, and i want to be able to have these tempo variations with my click track. When i record without a click there is also tempo swaying that is not favourable, which is why i'd like the best of both worlds. hmm the built in logic bpm counter didnt seem to work for guitar riffs.
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I need it because my acoustic tunes generally vary in tempo riff by riff by up to 5 bpm up and down, and i want to be able to have these tempo variations with my click track. When i record without a click there is also tempo swaying that is not favourable, which is why i'd like the best of both worlds. hmm the built in logic bpm counter didnt seem to work for guitar riffs.
Cut the measures up by hand.

Adjust tempo by locators.

Tweak the Klopfgeist click in the tempo conductor manually.

It'll get you pretty damn close, and won't take forever, once you learn how to do it.

SM.
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I need it because my acoustic tunes generally vary in tempo riff by riff by up to 5 bpm up and down, and i want to be able to have these tempo variations with my click track. When i record without a click there is also tempo swaying that is not favourable, which is why i'd like the best of both worlds. hmm the built in logic bpm counter didnt seem to work for guitar riffs.
maybe you could try playing a cowbell or drum along with the guitar and recording that. The software might have an easier time generating a Tempo Map from something sharp and percussive like the cowbell, but have difficulty with something like guitar.
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