MixMeister BPM Analyzer

OK Hands up all those who make up playlists of MP3’s or CD’s full of songs that run at around the same tempo for while you are out exercising or walking.
Now how many of you have made up your CD and gone out only to discover that the Dave Matthews Band song Amercan Baby is a good deal slower than everything else (well it is in my walkman CD). It’s still a really great song, just slow.

Well, here is a great little free program that will help you keep everything in roughly the same powerband.

MixMeister BPM Analyzer.

MixMeister BPM Analyzer is a free program that you can use to determine the exact BPM (beats per minute) of any song.
BPM Analyzer allows you to:

  • Calculate extremely accurate BPM counts for any song.
  • Drag and drop music files from Windows Explorer.
  • Display and sort files by Title, Artist, or BPM.
  • Update ID3 tags in your music files with exact BPM information.
  • Easily print BPM reports for your entire music collection.
  • Export BPM counts for use in other programs.
  • Free to use and distribute for non-commercial purposes.

You have to register to get it but, that’s what Gmail accounts are for aren’t they?.

How to Use it?

Copy your songs into a folder ready for burning or uploading.
Just before you do, open the Analyzer, and drop all the song titles onto it, go get coffee and when you come back you can see if any are grossly outside your chosen “power band”

Replace the 90BPM duds and burn the CD.

How simple is that?

It has been pointed out that some people may want a CD of 90 BPM tunes. Why?



  1. As a beginner runner, I’m advised to pace myself at a tempo of 90 steps per minute. I have tried to count the beats in my favorite songs, yet have only found a few near 90 bpm. I’d LOVE a list to pick ones for my ipod for running!
    Regards, Toni

  2. OK. That’s a pretty good “WHY?”.

    I don’t drive so the slowest stuff on my getting around town “walking” CD (none of those new fangled iPod thingies for me)is 120BPM and the upper end is just ridiculous.

    {time passes}
    I just loaded up a copy of Audacity and listened to it’s clicktrack function and I can see how 90BPM would keep you moving without actually getting you killed. I dont know if you are into “Metal” but some of that genre runs at 180BPM and that might work for you too.

    Thanks for the insight.

  3. I’m actually planning to make a playlist of songs at particular bpm for cycling workouts. For instance, 90bpm on my fixed gear equates roughly to 21mph; 100bpm equals about 23mph. Using headphones and music to keep the appropriate cadence (and thus the desired speed) is much easier than constantly glancing down at a cyclometer. Furthermore, using music as a reference point allows you to better conserve energy by keeping a specific pace on longer rides without “checking” on yourself with a cyclometer. This is a really helpful util!

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