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How to get the BPM of an acapella

Postby Fabes on Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:14 pm

Hi,

I guess that this question has been asked several times before, but i couldnt find an answer... So how to find out the BPM of an acapella ? Is There any List or something like this ?
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Postby djshadesuk on Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:22 pm

If you are referring to the BPM of acapellas available on this website then I believe the BPM data will become 'visable' after you have reached 50 posts in the Acapellas4U forum.
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Postby Fabes on Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:44 pm

Ok... Thx 4 info
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Postby jakash on Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:22 pm

oh cool thanks then... first post... 49 to go...
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Postby jakash on Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:23 pm

ok, id better slow down now i don;t want to get banned :O
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Postby Elcon on Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:20 am

lol would probs be a good idea
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Postby MaNCaLLeDPuCk on Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:36 am

lol, i've been wondering about the same thing, i always put a simple beat on fruity loops, put the auto detect, then start looping it until it matches, isn't there a way to know the BPM?
and i'm not talking about only acapellas from here...
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Postby Vocalz on Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:01 am

I've used Acid Pro beatwizard to manually find the right bpm of the acapella.
It works a treat for those with a trained ear.
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Postby Zafuso on Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:24 pm

50 posts... sigh
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Postby Greg J on Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:35 am

DJShadesUK wrote:If you are referring to the BPM of acapellas available on this website then I believe the BPM data will become 'visable' after you have reached 50 posts in the Acapellas4U forum.




are you serious? I had no idea that BPM data was tagged to files here. That is SOOO awesome!!
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Postby DJ Bobby V on Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:23 am

At fifty posts you get access to the preview and bpm features.
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Postby texasskoolboi on Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:42 am

i dont know about those 50 posts but if you have the original track and/or instrumental you can use those. i personally get most of my acapellas along with promos.

I beatmap all on acid starting with the instrumental.

once i get to the acapella i already know the bpm so i just beatmap to that bpm..
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Postby Janidad on Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:08 pm

I put it in VirtualDJ and then tap the logical rhytm with the spacebar.
Or you do it old school style by pushing "=" on your calculator one minute long after tipping "1+1" ;)
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Postby DJ Bobby V on Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:20 pm

Janidad wrote:I put it in VirtualDJ and then tap the logical rhytm with the spacebar.
Or you do it old school style by pushing "=" on your calculator one minute long after tipping "1+1" ;)

Like the calculater idea. :lol:
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Postby jokinen on Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:01 am

i know right
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Postby RustyPiss on Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:49 pm

The magic of Acid Pro worked a treat for me. Thanks
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Postby juno on Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:48 am

Simple!.....Find the original track drop it in Mixmiester's free BPM analyzer. I can usually do it by ear but when all else fails the original track, vocal + beat, will show you tha light brother!
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Postby DJFusilli on Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:15 pm

I've often found the suggested bpm's to be erroneous, as is suggested in the disclaimer (you'll also often find that the 2 different acapellas of the same song with have different bpm's listed, even though they're actually the same tempo). So i just use a digital metronome with a tap tempo. I can get the bpm within seconds this way without hassle.

Old skool, but effective nonetheless.
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Postby smckechnie on Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:21 pm

I have tried most of the above but the only why I seem to get it right is to put the acapella on a cd and the beat mix it in to my DAW from CD Player.
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Postby silver79 on Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:43 pm

Greg J wrote:
DJShadesUK wrote:If you are referring to the BPM of acapellas available on this website then I believe the BPM data will become 'visable' after you have reached 50 posts in the Acapellas4U forum.




are you serious? I had no idea that BPM data was tagged to files here. That is SOOO awesome!!


Ditto. That's rules too much. Great question Fabes.
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Postby Cranker on Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:19 pm

Janidad wrote:I put it in VirtualDJ and then tap the logical rhytm with the spacebar.

I use the same method,it usually works :D
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Postby ThaEmbacy on Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:35 pm

i use a file not sure of the name found online that only finds the bpm
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Postby BeauZay on Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:23 am

i didn't even know of the 50 post thing. i suppose i'm on my way.
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Postby Dover on Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:10 am

thats actually really awesome
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Postby juno on Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:51 am

People - are you remixing tracks when you've never heard the original!? Shame on you - Listen to the original song & where words fall on the beat - that tells you where to place the vocals on your beat. If you're still having trouble then buy the original song for like 99 cents or download it off a P2P program & drop it in Mixmeister (link is above, its free). Its really not that complicated + tapping requires a very steady hand & will always produce some error in speed.

If you're talking about live DJing then you need a good ear - obviously. Still, the original track would tell you how to match the vocal - use your beatmatching skills & change the speed. Thats the only way as your automatic bpm finder will not do the trick unless there is a beat for it to focus on.
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Postby juno on Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:27 am

I almost forgot - There's a tutorial HERE that I wrote a few years back for this site when I was a mod.

http://www.acapellas4u.co.uk/topic13118.html
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Postby Anonymous on Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:40 am

this site is quite good to get the average bpm then all you need to do is tweet it a bit after http://web.forret.com/tools/bpm_count.asp
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Postby cheekymonkey on Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:50 pm

juno wrote:Simple!.....Find the original track drop it in Mixmiester's free BPM analyzer. I can usually do it by ear but when all else fails the original track, vocal + beat, will show you tha light brother!


Sometimes it doesn't work with acapellas which haven't been seperated. If there is any background noise or beats it can throw the calculation off.
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Postby Anonymous on Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:21 pm

ive had that problem beofre with mixmaster think the pella i had had already been messed about with
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Postby what the funk on Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:48 am

does nobody use a metronome? i find the metronome noise a little annoying so i usually throw down a simple kick,snare beat then match it that way

i have tried acid, thats good and mixmeister is also pretty reliable but im an old dog at heart so the home made metronome rules every time for me.
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