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BPM Calculation

Oliver M 1:50 PM - 4 June, 2008
Hi there,

how precise is the BPM calculation in Itch? I still do this manually in Pro Tools w/ PnT Pro to achieve most accurate results. I never found a tool that calculates tempi precisely enough. I am talking about 5 - 10 minute transitions, thus the need for such high precision.


Oliver
n:deuce 3:31 AM - 5 June, 2008
i am also interested in how this relates to beat sync? what is beat sync exactly?
Bill M 10:38 PM - 10 June, 2008
Hi,

the BPM calculator in Scratch LIVE and ITCH is designed to be accurate within a small margin of error. You will notice, for example, that an instrumental and vocal version of the same track will often end up a couple hundredths of a bpm off from eachother.

If you are expecting to be able to sit on a mix for 10 minutes without doing any nudging, you probably wont be happy with the results. However, you can use beat-sync to correct for this.

BeatSync is a sort of "smart nudge" which will help to keep two tracks phase aligned. It is a momentary function, that nudges the track either forward or back to try to align the nearest transients.
n:deuce 1:00 AM - 11 June, 2008
kewl, i have been beatmatching with vinyl and decks for years. just wondering what was up with that...sounds pretty good.
DJ dVO 11:26 PM - 11 June, 2008
I thought it's tempo match, not beat match. BeatSync is new?
Oliver M 3:27 PM - 24 June, 2008
Quote:
Hi,

the BPM calculator in Scratch LIVE and ITCH is designed to be accurate within a small margin of error. You will notice, for example, that an instrumental and vocal version of the same track will often end up a couple hundredths of a bpm off from eachother.

If you are expecting to be able to sit on a mix for 10 minutes without doing any nudging, you probably wont be happy with the results. However, you can use beat-sync to correct for this.

BeatSync is a sort of "smart nudge" which will help to keep two tracks phase aligned. It is a momentary function, that nudges the track either forward or back to try to align the nearest transients.



Thanks for the reply.


Oliver