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Saturday, December 16, 2006

  Beat Calculator

I havent't found a tool that will let me mark peaks, grab the times, and see what the beat of whatever I'm looking at actually is, so I rolled a little spreadsheet (ods or xls format) to do the job. I (tediously) marked the sharpest note in some good sounding segments of the recording I made last night, and spat them into the spreadsheet.

Looks like at least the chorus of "Living in the OOze is close to 77.84. It's probably double that (It is kind of a frenetic song, almost techno ), so that would be 145.68. Maybe I'll round up or round down, later. I think I can dismiss the slower examples as me trying to sync myself up to an echo I briefly had on the recording - when the real answer is to sync the echo to the song's tempo.

Now I only have hours and hours of other mismatched midi tempos to look over and fix, but to heck with that, it's saturday night, I wanna play... let's fiddle with that echo... get a basic drum track... do some piano...
 
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