Cadence BPM Tapper


Current Version: 1.2.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 396.7 KB - Download


Ever wonder what that BPM ( Beats per minute) column is for in iTunes?

Every song has a BPM. A slow BPM would be 80, a fast BPM 170. When you have BPM's for each of your songs you can create great workout playlists matching the BPM you want.

So how do you get a BPM for a song? Cadence BPM Tapper is here to help.

1.launch iTunes and then Cadence BPM Tapper.

2.Play the song you want a BPM for.

3.Tap the large button along with the beat of the music. You can use your mouse or use the spacebar on your keyboard.

4.After around 10 taps a precise BPM will be shown to you.

5.Then click on the BPM to export it to iTunes.


You need iTunes installed to export to iTunes, duh.

Can't see the BPM column in iTunes? In iTunes select File, then View Options. Make sure Beats Per Minute is checked.


Check out our other products:

-Cadence BPM Analyzer Pro for your desktop computer.

-Cadence App for iPhone and iPod Touch.


Release Notes:

Slight Menu change to accommodate our growing product line.

Small improvement in stability.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by KOOSEE

It's free - A good tap-tempo app that comes in handy for any kind of musical recording.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by BigEMan

Won't run in Lion - Program just locks up and doesn't respond. Can't endorse an app I can't run!

Found helpful by 4 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2.1
Review by Heilo

Very good - Very easy to use, and port the new numbers right over to iTunes. Would like a fine tune option for the bpm, and visual representation of the beat would be cool, but those would be great add ons not something to give a low score for.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by deanmoses

Needs a way to edit BPM before saving - It's nice and simple, but oftentimes I want to manually edit the BPM before saving it, and it's frustrating that you can't. A good example is when it categorizes a song as 80 BPM and I know it should be 160 BPM.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by ppp5

needs to be upgraded to work with new version of iTunes - please update this application so we can actually use it! Doesn't seem to be compatible with the most recent iTunes release and so it basically crashed every time it's opened… Disappointed that I purchased something that doesn't even work!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by actslikesummer

Simply does just what I need - I wanted an easy to use app that would help me build a playlist to my running cadence and this is perfect for this. The tapper flashes with each click which helps you make sure you're on beat. It's so simple and easy to redo if you save it as a certain bpm and need to modify it (either because you were off beat or want to make it double time/half time, etc). Only drawback - I can't save the bpm to songs that aren't in my itunes library. I have a lot of songs on an external hard drive that I can't save to my itunes library (mac only recognizes the drive as a read-only because it's formatted for Windows) so I can't save the bpm of those songs to itunes on my mac.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by stuckfly

Simple… too simple! - There are other basic BPM tapper apps and widgets available that do exactly the same thing, but this one has the most potential, I think. It's good that it reads the current value from the iTunes database when you play a song. It's a clean and efficient interface. One star penalty for having no visual representation of tempo, which is critical to verify that tapped values match music tempo. One star penalty for having no plus/minus (+/-) adjustment buttons to fine tune new BPM values before commiting them to iTunes (based on that visual display). One star penalty for having no multiplier buttons (x1/2,x1.3,x2,x3). It would be cool if the developer were to provide a hot link to Wikipedia's excellent article about Tempo and maybe eventually add some more advanced custom tagging functions based on that information. Cadence's Analyzer Pro app (also on the Mac App Store) is excellent, but no automatic analyzer is accurate for every song, so this free tapper app is a necessary complement to Analizer Pro for uncooperative tracks—so much so that I would gladly pay for this one. I hope they continue to develop both. This is especially important now that the long-standing best BPM tapper for the Mac, iTunes BPM Inspector by Blacktree—also free, is disfunctional for OS X Lion or later.

Found helpful by 14 out of 18 people