Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

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Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by PM_Music » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:05 am

HI
Is it possible to have a project BPM lower than 40
I can't make it lower than 40

Thanks

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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:11 am

Hi,

40 BPM is the lowest setting.

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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by PM_Music » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:43 am

Hi
I saved a Midi file from Mixcraft , loaded it into Aria Maestosa "Freeware" changed the tempo to 30 BPM
saved the midi , loaded the midi into mixcraft and mixcraft then showed 30 BMP.
Why is the lowest setting 40 BPM, what is the advantage of this

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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:58 am

Hi,

Because it's not musically useful for most people to set the tempo lower than that. What minimum tempo setting would you like to see? 30?


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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by PM_Music » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:14 pm

How about 1

The user of the software decides what is useful
Lowering the BPM is a useful hack to quickly change the speed of the music without changing
the actual music, for say testing purposes.
I am personally using it to slow down piano midi files to use in Synthesia for practice.
Synthesia users would say you can slow it down in Synthesia, but then the practice speed is not accurate.
Therefore i have a very valid reason to want a lower than 40 Bpm option

thank you for your response.

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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:25 pm

Hi,

Thank you for the suggestion!

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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by jclu223 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:26 am

I agree, to me it would certainly be "musically useful" to be able to lower the BPM past 40. This level seems very arbitrary. One beat per minute is much more sensible as it allows the user to determine whether or not going slower than 40 would be "musically useful" to them or not.

And here's another question: how is it "musically useful" to go to 400 BPM? If the bounds are set by some subjective judgment of what speeds might be meaningful to the users, how did you end up there?
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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by Acoustica Greg » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:30 am

Hi,

Mixcraft 9 has step recording, which allows you to record MIDI notes at your own speed. See page 121 of the manual for more info.

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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by bigaquarium » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:07 pm

You can cut the speed of your audio clips in half here:
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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by Anorax » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:42 pm

jclu223 wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:26 am
I agree, to me it would certainly be "musically useful" to be able to lower the BPM past 40. This level seems very arbitrary. One beat per minute is much more sensible as it allows the user to determine whether or not going slower than 40 would be "musically useful" to them or not.

And here's another question: how is it "musically useful" to go to 400 BPM? If the bounds are set by some subjective judgment of what speeds might be meaningful to the users, how did you end up there?
the wooden metronome I have goes down to 40 BPM. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by bigaquarium » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:33 am

You could replace your low metronome sound with silence and get down to 10bpm!

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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by jlouvar » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:38 am

One beat per week for really slow dancers, lol? :lol:
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Re: Lowering the BPM to less than 40 Bpm

Post by draconious » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:44 am

Yes!!
1- Double your original tempo midi track (ex: from 30 to 60 bpm) Then load it on Acoustica.
2- In the lower menu (Project/Sound/Mixer/Library) Go to "Sound" and "Time Stretch", then "rate adjustement" to 200% It will change the lenght of the MIDI so now is half velocity; it means 30 BPM
It works with any tempo you need, just make the maths and put the "rate adjustement" you need.
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