In this guide, we are going to discuss how you can calculate song BPM on your Windows 11/10 PC. BPM is Beats Per Minute which is the value depicting the tempo of songs. BPM enables music artists to understand songs better. Also, for DJs, it helps them remixing songs and also for harmonic mixing. Now, if you want to detect or calculate the BPM of songs on your PC, this post is for you. Here, we will be discussing different solutions using which you can calculate the BPM of songs in 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 enable you to analyze and detect the song BPM. Other than that, you can find plenty of online tools 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 song BPM. You can check out below.
How long is a 120 BPM song?
It depends on the duration of the song. 4 minutes of a song with 120 BPM will have a total of 480 beats. Likewise, 3 minutes of a song of 120 BPM will have 360 beats. And, so on!
How to Calculate Song BPM in Windows 11/10
Here are the methods to try in order to calculate song BPM on your Windows 11/10 PC:
- Calculate song BPM using free software.
- Use a free online tool to calculate song BPM.
Let us discuss the above methods in detail now!
1] Calculate song BPM using free software
You can use free software to detect song BPM 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 BPM. These are feature-rich software and hence you get a lot of good features that may come in handy.
Here are the free song BPM calculator software for Windows 11/10:
- PistonSoft BPM Detector
- BPM Counter
Let us discuss the above freeware in detail now!
1] PistonSoft BPM Detector
As you can guess by its name, PistonSoft BPM Detector is a dedicated free BPM calculator software for Windows 11/10. In it, you can detect BPM for multiple songs at a time. It calculates the real BPM value of songs as well as shows the BPM tagged in a song. Let us discuss the steps to detect and view song BPM through this software:
- Firstly, download and install PistonSoft BPM Detector on your PC.
- Then, launch the software.
- Now, use its inbuilt file browser to select the source directory to import the source songs.
- Next, click on the Detect BPM button and let it analyze and show the BPM of songs. It will show analyzed and tag BPM.
- After that, if you want to save the song BPM, you can do that by clicking on the Save BPM button.
It comes with a built-in music player, so you can also listen to the imported songs on it. You can also refresh the analyzed BPM values.
You can download it from here.
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2] BPM Counter
You can also try BPM Counter which is another dedicated song BPM calculator on Windows 11/10. It lets you calculate BPM for a batch of songs. You can browse and import the source music folder and then it will analyze and show you the BPM of each song. It works well with MP3 and WAV audio files as input.
It provides an inbuilt file explorer using which you can select the source music directory to import all your songs. As soon as you do that, it will start detecting the BPM of each song one by one and show the respective BPM value in the BPM column. If you want, you can also save detected BPM values inside ID3 tags for MP3 files. For that, click on the Options menu and enable the respective checkbox. You can also refresh and reanalyze the BPM values of 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 view song BPMs in it, you will have to use an additional plugin. Let us check out how you can use it to calculate the BPM of songs.
How to calculate and show song BPM in foobar2000
Here are the main steps that you can follow to detect song BPMs in foobar2000:
- Firstly, download and install foobar2000 on your PC.
- Now, download the BPM Analyser plugin from here.
- Next, install the above-downloaded plugin 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.
- Next, from the context menu, select the BPM Analyser option and it will analyze and show you the BPM of all the songs.
In case you want to tag the BPM values in the songs, you can use the Update Files button. All in all, it is a good music player that also lets you calculate the BPM of songs with the help of a simple plugin.
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BPMinus is another dedicated free BPM calculator software for Windows 11/10. You can simply add songs to this music player, start playing a song, and then view its BPM value. It analyzes and shows song BPM in real-time. It also lets you set up track settings like tempo, pitch, stereo mix, etc. You can vary the tempo and pitch of songs and play them.
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VirtualDJ is free DJ software that can also be used to analyze song BPM on Windows 11/10. It is basically used to mix and play live songs. You can analyze the BPM of online songs too using it. Here are the steps to calculate song BPM in this free DJ software:
- Firstly, download and install VirtualDJ on your PC.
- Now, launch this software.
- Next, from the bottom-left panel, browse local music and import your library. Or, select online music for analyzing BPM.
- After that, right-click on a song.
- Then, from the context menu, click on the Analyze for BPM option to view the song BPM while playing it.
This DJ mixing software also provides you Tag Editor, BPM Editor, POIs Editor, and some more handy tools.
2] Use a free online tool to calculate song BPM
Another method to calculate song BPM is to use a free online tool. There are many free online song BPM detector tools that you can use to calculate song BPM in a web browser. Here are some of the good tools that you can use:
Let us have a look at the above tools in detail!
Tunebat.com is a free website that lets you find the song key and BPM of songs online. It works for multiple songs at once. This tool is especially useful for DJs for harmonic mixing and remixing songs. It is also helpful for generic music enthusiasts to understand music better.
You can simply open this website in a web browser and then select one or multiple music files for which you want to detect BPM. As you import songs, it starts analyzing the songs’ key and BPM and shows the respective values in dedicated columns.
The free plan of this online tool only shows you the song key and BPM. It also provides an advanced plan that can detect the energy, danceability, 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 tool. It is a little different than other software and online tools listed in this post. It doesn’t show BPM for the locally saved files. Instead, you can search for specific songs and then look at their BPM value.
First, open a web browser and go to its website. Now, type the song for which you want to know the BPM value in the Search box and press Enter. It will show all the song results with respective BPM values. Also, it displays the song key.
Conversion-tool.com is a free file converter tool that also lets you analyze and show song BPMs. It provides a BPM detector using which you can choose a locally saved file and then click on the Detect BPM button to view its BPM value. You can also enter an online song using the respective URL and then detect its BPM.
Head over to conversion-tool.com to detect the BPM of songs.
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