DNB BPM

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  1. DEF:STAR

    DEF:STAR Member

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    I know this really doesn't matter (I beat match everything by ear) but I'm curious - what is the real bpm of most current dnb, 80-ish or 170-ish? Everything on Beatport that I've gotten has been around 87 but on my computer it thinks half of them are 87 and the other half 174 (and other people online also say dnb has to be above 150) . Just curious what the more musically inclined think.
     
  2. prettyherb

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    174/2= 87 mate :)
     
  3. smoothassilk

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    Beatport's bpm algorithm gets confused unless you have a 4 to the floor kick.

    Generally it picks up the 2 snares in a bar and assumes that each snare is one beat, hence the 87 bpm.

    The way around this is to spend about 30s of your life listening to differnet bpms on a metronome and then you can tell what's reasonable in future.
     
  4. Solace

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    I've even seen some dnb at 115ish. Which is like 3/4 of dnb or something?
    Anyways, dnb is around 160-180
     
  5. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    What if you have some heavy riffing distorted guitars over a amen break at 180bpm? is it still dnb? Or is it heavy metal?
     
  6. Solace

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    That's the question!
    I'll call it:

    Drum & Metalstepcorebass.

    I guess I should tag that subgenreguy. A new subgenre has just arisen.
     
  7. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    Hahaha! in fact, we can call it drumnbassfromhellstep
     
  8. Solace

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    YES! That has a nice ring to it!
     
  9. wingz

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    there is no such thing. it's bpm counters fucking up
     
  10. Solace

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    Yea i know, just trying to figure out why beatport labels some dnb with 115
    I probably worded that a bit poorly :p
     
  11. Menosance

    Menosance aka OSOI

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    D&B Tempo:

    170 - 180 BPM, Half-time: 85 - 90 BPM
     
  12. Dark Lizardro

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    What if I have a song that clocks at 256bpm, with some odd instruments like ukulele, sitar and lap steel guitar over an amen break? Is it drum and bass?
     
  13. DEF:STAR

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    Ok good to know. I'm going to have my dvs software double the 80bpm tunes so they all are more similar with what they should be.
     
  14. RUSSLA

    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    if you use vinyl with your dvs then go to half bpm imo, the counter sits much more stable than at 174
     
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    115 is approximately 2/3 of 174, so I'm guessing it has something to do with the algorithm picking up a triplet pattern in the track.
     
  16. Saftstein

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    2/3 of 174 are exactly 116. So it kinda makes sense. Also thinking about triplet patterns. Or maybe it just recognises the kick? Well i don't know but it happened to some of my releases too. Always thought it would be a bug.
     
  17. Dark Lizardro

    Dark Lizardro The Lizard that has a hammer Staff Member

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    It is a bug called "dnbistoogoodformyalgorhyhtm"