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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BeatGauge: Automatic BPM detection for iTunes

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I'm happy to announce, that beaTunes got a little brother today. His name is BeatGauge and he's a dead-simple, automatic BPM calculator. While beaTunes aims at the larger goal of improving metadata to build great playlists, BeatGauge does only one thing, but it does it very well:

It computes BPM values for your iTunes songs.

Simply drag your tracks from iTunes onto the app and it will automatically start calculating, reporting the results back to iTunes immediately. Honestly, I don't know how this could be done any simpler.
Under the hood, BeatGauge uses multithreaded GCD code, taking advantage of your computer's multiple cores. It's written in Swift for OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)—in other words: Apple's latest technologies.

As of today, BeatGauge is exclusively available via the Mac App Store (MAS). If you're using iTunes on Yosemite and are looking for a light-weight BPM calculator, BeatGauge is definitely a nice addition to your audio tool-belt. Give it a try!


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Blogger kleerkoat said...

any chance of a windows version? i've had BeaTunes for years but this would be really handy!

May 12, 2015 at 10:52:00 AM EST  
Blogger beaTunes said...

Sorry—the app is written in Swift, a Mac-only language. Unlikely, that I will completely rewrite it for Windows.

May 15, 2015 at 1:23:00 AM EST  
Blogger Tekl said...

Does it use the same algorithms like beaTunes or do I get different results?

July 19, 2015 at 1:49:00 AM EST  
Blogger beaTunes said...

The algorithm is very similar, but not the same. However, in most cases you will get the same results with one caveat: BeatGauge exclusively uses iTunes to store the BPM values. This means, all values have to be rounded to the nearest integer, as iTunes does not support fractional values.

July 19, 2015 at 2:52:00 AM EST  
Blogger Unknown said...

Help, the app analysed only half of my itunes songs and now this?? Ilegal operation, DM Protection.......these include some songs that have been taken from disc...

November 25, 2015 at 5:43:00 PM EST  
Blogger beaTunes said...

Typically DRM protected songs were bought from iTunes or downloaded from Apple Music. So this is really odd. For support, please email, preferably with a screenshot of the error message. Thanks.

November 26, 2015 at 2:05:00 AM EST  

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