Best free BPM calculator software and online tools to calculate the BPM of a song
In this guide we will discuss how to calculate the BPM of a song on your Windows 11/10 PC. BPM is Beats Per Minute which is the value representing the tempo of the songs. BPM allows musical artists to better understand songs. Also, for DJs, it helps them remix songs and also mix harmonics. Now, if you want to detect or calculate the BPM of songs on your PC, this post is for you. Here we are going to discuss different solutions using which you can calculate BPM of songs on Windows 11/10.
How do I find the BPM of a song?
To find the BPM of a song, you can use free software. There are free software like BPM Counter or foobar2000 that allow you to analyze and detect the BPM of a song. Apart from that, you can find many tools online that can help you calculate the BPM of songs, such as SongBPM.com or Tunebat.com. We have discussed all these free BPM calculator software and online tools that allow you to view the BPM of songs. You can check out below.
How long is a 120 BPM song?
It depends on the length of the song. 4 minutes of a song with 120 BPM will have a total of 480 beats. Likewise, 3 minutes of a 120 BPM song will have 360 ââbeats. Etc!
How to calculate the BPM of a song in Windows 11/10
Here are the methods to try to calculate the BPM of a song on your Windows 11/10 PC:
- Calculate the BPM of a song using free software.
- Use a free online tool to calculate the BPM of a song.
Now let’s discuss the above methods in detail!
1]Calculate the BPM of a song using free software
You can use free software to detect the BPM of songs on Windows 11/10. There are several free software available to calculate the BPM of songs on your PC. You can simply select the source songs and then view their respective BPMs. It is feature rich software and therefore you get a lot of cool features that you may find useful.
Here is the free song BPM calculator software for Windows 11/10:
- PistonSoft BPM detector
- BPM counter
- Virtual dj
Now let’s discuss the free software above in detail!
1]PistonSoft BPM detector
As you can guess by the name, PistonSoft BPM Detector is a dedicated free BPM calculator software for Windows 11/10. In it, you can detect the BPM for multiple songs at a time. It calculates the actual BPM value of songs and displays the marked BPM in a song. Let’s discuss the steps to detect and display the BPM of a song through this software:
- First of all, download and install PistonSoft BPM Detector on your PC.
- Then launch the software.
- Now use its built-in file browser to select the source directory to import the source songs.
- Then click on the Detect BPM button and let it analyze and display the songs BPM. It will display the analyzed and marked BPM.
- After that, if you want to save the BPM song, you can do so by clicking the button Save BPM button.
It comes with a built-in music player, so you can also listen to the songs imported on it as well. You can also refresh the analyzed BPM values.
You can download it from here.
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You can also try BPM Counter which is another BPM calculator dedicated to songs on Windows 11/10. It allows you to calculate the BPM for a batch of songs. You can browse and import the source music folder, then it will analyze and show you the BPM of each song. It works well with input MP3 and WAV audio files.
It provides a built-in file explorer using which you can select the source music directory to import all your songs. As soon as you do this, it will start detecting the BPM of each song one by one and display the respective BPM value in the BPM column. If you want, you can also save the detected BPM values ââin ID3 tags for MP3 files. To do this, click on the Options menu and check the corresponding box. You can also refresh and reanalyze the BPM values ââof songs.
This easy-to-use BPM calculator can be downloaded from here.
foobar2000 is a popular free audio player that can also be used to detect the BPM of songs on Windows 11/10. However, to calculate and display the BPMs of the songs, you will need to use an additional plugin. Let’s see how you can use it to calculate the BPM of songs.
How to calculate and display the BPM of a song in foobar2000
Here are the main steps you can take to detect BPMs of songs in foobar2000:
- First of all, download and install foobar2000 on your PC.
- Now download the BPM analyzer plugin of here.
- Then install the plugin downloaded above by double clicking on the downloaded file.
- After that, launch the foobar2000 software on your PC.
- Then browse and add the source audio files to this audio player.
- Now select multiple songs and right click on the songs.
- Then, in the context menu, select the BPM Analyzer option and it will analyze and show you the BPM of all songs.
If you want to mark the BPM values ââin songs, you can use the Update files button. Overall, it’s a good music player that also lets you calculate the BPM of songs using a simple plugin.
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BPMinus is another dedicated free BPM calculator software for Windows 11/10. You can just add songs to this music player, start playing a song, and then display its BPM value. It analyzes and displays the BPM of songs in real time. It also allows you to configure track parameters like tempo, pitch, stereo mix, etc. You can vary the tempo and pitch of the songs and play them.
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VirtualDJ is free DJ software that can also be used to analyze the BPM of a song on Windows 11/10. It is mainly used for mixing and playing songs live. You can also analyze the BPM of songs online using it. Here are the steps to calculate the BPM of a song in this free DJ software:
- First of all, download and install VirtualDJ on your PC.
- Now launch this software.
- Then, in the bottom left panel, browse local music and import your library. Or, select online music to analyze the BPM.
- After that, right click on a song.
- Then, in the contextual menu, click on the Analyze for BPM option to display the BPM of the song during playback.
This DJ mixing software also provides you with a tag editor, BPM editor, POI editor and some more handy tools.
2]Use a free online tool to calculate the BPM of a song
Another method to calculate the BPM of a song is to use a free online tool. There are many free online song BPM detection tools that you can use to calculate song BPM in a web browser. Here are some of the good tools you can use:
Let’s take a look at the tools above!
Tunebat.com is a free website that allows you to find key and BPM of songs online. It works for several songs at the same time. This tool is especially useful for DJs for harmonic mixing and remixing of songs. It is also useful for generic music lovers to understand music better.
You can simply open this website in a web browser and then select one or more music files that you want to detect the BPM for. When you import songs, it starts analyzing the key and BPM of the songs and displays the respective values ââin dedicated columns.
The free plan of this online tool only shows you the key of the song and the BPM. It also provides an advanced map which can detect the energy, dance and happiness of songs. Also, you can save the results using its advanced plan. You can try the free plan here.
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SongBPM.com is a dedicated online song BPM calculator. It is a little different from other software and online tools listed in this article. It does not display the BPM for files saved locally. Instead, you can search for specific songs and then examine their BPM value.
First, open a web browser and navigate to its website. Now type the song you want to know the BPM value for in the search box and hit enter. It will display all the results of the song with the respective BPM values. Also, it displays the key of the song.
Conversion-tool.com is a free file conversion tool that also allows you to analyze and display the BPMs of songs. It provides a BPM detector using which you can choose a locally saved file and then click the Detect BPM button to view its BPM value. You can also grab a song online using the corresponding URL and then detect its BPM.
Head to tool-de-conversion.com to detect the BPM of songs.
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