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Parker OstertagFollow

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Comstock Memorial Union, MSUM

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Poster

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https://www.mnstate.edu/sac/

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On the market today, there exists a multitude of software that allows for the detection and prediction of beats per minute (BPM) contained in audio files. There are both free and monetized versions of these programs, but there is one thing that they all have in common: they are inaccurate. This is simply because the science behind beat detection is unfinished, and may never be. In this project, I decided to use a method of audio peak detection to help me detect the tempo that may exist in any audio file. I started by researching existing programs and the science involved. The existing technologies are very complex, so I learned what I could, and I created my own implementation. My software is free, fairly accurate, and easy to use which is what I don't see in today's market.

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Estimating the Tempo of Audio Files

Comstock Memorial Union, MSUM

On the market today, there exists a multitude of software that allows for the detection and prediction of beats per minute (BPM) contained in audio files. There are both free and monetized versions of these programs, but there is one thing that they all have in common: they are inaccurate. This is simply because the science behind beat detection is unfinished, and may never be. In this project, I decided to use a method of audio peak detection to help me detect the tempo that may exist in any audio file. I started by researching existing programs and the science involved. The existing technologies are very complex, so I learned what I could, and I created my own implementation. My software is free, fairly accurate, and easy to use which is what I don't see in today's market.

https://red.mnstate.edu/sac/2020/cbi/4