The BPM Explorer

Paul Lamere at Music Machinery just released a very cool (and free) application called The BPM Explorer.

Last month I wrote about using the Echo Nest API to analyze tracks to generate plots that you can use to determine whether or not a machine is responsible for setting the beat of a song. I received many requests to analyze tracks by particular artists, far too many for me to do without giving up my day job. To satisfy this pent up demand for click track analysis I’ve written an application called the BPM Explorer that you let you create your own click plots. With this application you can analyze any song in your collection, view its click plot and listen to your music, synchronized with the plot. Here’s what the app looks like:

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This is a great day for music geeks all around the world. Now, go lock yourself in a dark room and start analyzing every track in your iTunes library.