ltjBPM 2.0.0
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Lightweight BPM counter for iTunes.   Free
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  • ltjBPM has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Jared Hunter
ltjBPMis a lightweight BPM counter for OS X 10.5+ and iTunes. Measure and export tempo info to the BPM metatag quickly and easily.
What's New
Version 2.0.0:
  • complete rewrite; now implemented in Obj-C using Scripting Bridge Framework (requires OS X 10.5+)
  • Universal Binary; compiled for 32-bit Intel and PowerPC targets
  • added full HTML Help
  • removed "stop to export" interlock
  • added JumpSeeking commands
  • added Play/Pause command
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5.
  • iTunes.

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Roger Euchler reviewed on 27 Mar 2011
Discontinued? Migrate to MixMeister BPM (free) at Much better!
[Version 2.0.0]


Adwiz commented on 05 Jan 2010
Download link and developer's site links are no longer active
[Version 2.0]



cheekypaul reviewed on 20 Dec 2009
I've upgraded(?) to snow leopard and am now using v2 of this awesome piece of manual bpm finder software.
see my previous review for some details.
i'd like to add this... the bad thing about EVERY automatic bpm finder out there is that they don't always get every track correct. and i include dead straight bpm techno tracks, not serato, tracktor, ableton... trust me, i've used many of them.
so you end up with a load of tracks with the wrong information. no good to me.
the absolutely cool point point about ltjBPM is that you know your bpm is correct because you did it yourself.
open itunes, play a playlist of stuff you want to bpm, open ltjbpm, stay on the ltjbpm program... tap the full stop in time with the beat, do it for as long as you want but minimum 8 beats, when you're happy hit semi-colon, this will add that bpm to that track, next hit apostrophe to go to the next track, start tapping the full stop again (if the track starts beatless tap the right bracket to skip forward. do it again. do it again.

Anyway, it seems to be down, the website, right now... i hope it comes back, and he charges a fiver, because it's great.
[Version 2.0]



Pablito reviewed on 01 Jul 2009
I did not get it. How it works? is it buggy?
[Version 2.0]

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cheekypaul replied on 20 Dec 2009
pabliot - that is not a review. you can't operate it, say it's buggy and give it one star. you don't seem to understand the concept of reviewing a piece of software. maybe you've sussed it by now, i hope you're enjoying it.

cheekypaul commented on 05 Jun 2009
Excellent. I'd rather use this than an automated analyser. It's still the best manual bpm application. i don't think there is a better one. i have used all, or at least nearly all, even if it is in ppc. (1.2 version not 2, 2 requires 10.5, i'm on 10.4). the automated ones just do not deliver good results, unless the track is already dead straight - ie electronica at 4/4 tempos 70 to 160 bpm.
[Version 2.0]


Jon Hall commented on 08 Oct 2008
I have used 1.2 extensively. It's the best workflow ever for measuring bpm.

Unfortunately, the keyboard commands only beep for me, and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Any body help me?

[Version 2.0]

Shill had trouble on 20 May 2010
The download is now working, but I cannot get this program to work on OSX 10.5.8 and iTunes 9.1.1. I can run the program and the window shown above works, and I can click on the "Start" button (which changes it to saying "Reset"), but no other key has an effect (and some of them beep at me).
[Version 2.0.0]

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Roger Euchler commented on 05 Jun 2010
I think that the JAVA update Apple released on the 14th did the lil BPMer in. I also have found (ever since I updated with this java update) that it is completely useless, and sounds a tone when I try to use it. Can't find the developer. If someone knows him..I'll pay for an update. It's the most accurate beat counter out there. HELP!
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Version Downloads:659
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
Date:02 Dec 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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ltjBPMis a lightweight BPM counter for OS X 10.5+ and iTunes. Measure and export tempo info to the BPM metatag quickly and easily.

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