By tagtraum industries incorporated
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BeatGauge automatically calculates the BPM of your iTunes songs. Just drag songs from iTunes, drop them onto BeatGauge, and it will report the results back to iTunes. BeatGauge is fast, multi-threaded, professional grade. It’s the ideal tool to help you pick songs for DJing, spinning classes, aerobics, running, or any other beat-oriented workout.
- Very simple, intuitive user interface
- Quickly finds and analyzes songs without BPM
- Multi-threaded analysis that makes perfect use of multi-core processors
- Supports all local, unprotected iTunes audio file formats
- AppleScript API for power users
- Requires OS X 10.10 or later
- Music files must be locally stored in iTunes and writable
- iCloud songs must be downloaded before analysis
- DRM protected songs cannot be analyzed
- State-of-the-art BPM detection is not 100% accurate—some values may be off by a factor of 2
What's New in Version 1.0.3
Compatibility with OS X 10.11
Did the job, and FAST!
I downloaded BeaTunes free trial just to do the BPM analysis. I started a queue for my 5600 songs, and it told me 1.8 DAYS. Well alright then. I looked on BeaTunes website and found they recommended BeatGauge if all you want is quick BPM analysis. I took a look at the store, and saw it was $8 for what is essentially a one time use application. However, it had good reviews, and I wanted to build a better cycling playlist, so I figured why not.
WOW, this software is FAST. It blew through my 5600 songs in maybe 5 minutes? Even better, it assigns the BPM right back to iTunes so sorting by BPM and making a playlist is extremely easy. This will change my rides significantly and make sure I’m always pedaling the right cadence. I doubt I’ll ever use it again since all my songs are now analyzed, but still was worth the $8 bucks for all the playlists I’ll make and use I’ll get out of them.
I use music cadence mainly on a bike trainer and sometimes running. Running/training apps determine their own bpm but 1) the bpm is sometimes not accurate, 2) the bpm usually can’t go lower than 70 bpm, and 3) the bpm is not inserted into the iTunes song information. Some apps do use the “song info” bpm if available, so manually determining bpm is a lengthly option I’ve had to use. No more. BeatGuage is accurate, can determine lower cadences, and is really really fast. Support is good. (I had some questions when I hit “Analyze New” and BeatGuage started to go through my very large library but the answers were also in the menu help bar.)
Does what it says it will
I was looking to add BPM information to my tracks so I could create smart playlists based on that information. This application gave me that information. 95% of the time it is accurate. It saves the information to the files and then iTunes Match is subsequently updated. You must have the audio files locally for the analysis but afterwards, you don’t need them. This was exactly what I was looking for and at a price I was happy to pay.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Oct 09, 2015
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 2.8 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Seller: tagtraum industries incorporated
- © 2015 tagtraum industries incorporated
Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor