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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Launching BeatGauge from iTunes

As you might know, beaTunes has a little brother called BeatGauge. BeatGauge is a so called One-Trick-Pony—all it can do is compute BPM values for songs in iTunes (Mac-only). It does this super-fast and quite well with a couple of limitations (it cannot break DRM or analyze any files from iCloud or Apple Music).

While it is already very simple to analyze your files with BeatGauge (just drag from iTunes), it can be simplified even more by installing the following AppleScript in ~/Library/iTunes/Scripts

Once installed in the correct location, an additional Script menu will appear in iTunes with an item called BeatGauge. It lets you launch BeatGauge for the currently selected songs.

You can download the script here. For installation tips, please see Doug's page (finding the right folder can be tricky). Last but not least, if you want to create a keyboard shortcut for the script to make BPM analysis even more comfortable, see here.

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