Beat Finder

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Beat Finder attempts to place labels at beats which are much louder than the surrounding audio. It's a fairly rough and ready tool, and will not necessarily work well on a typical modern pop music track with compressed dynamic range.
Tip If you already have a label track and that is included in the selection that you make for the analysis then these labels will be added to your selected label track - possibly causing confusion with your existing labels.
  • Workaround: Ensure you just select audio track(s) and include no label track in the selection for the analysis. Audacity will then create a new label track for the analysis output named "Label Track" - you may wish to rename that so that you remember what the labels in the analysis track refer to.
Accessed by: Analyze > Beat Finder
Beat Finder 3-5-0.png

Threshold Percentage

Sets the beat detection threshold. The default setting is 65%. The setting can be changed by typing directly into the box or by using the slider.

If you do not get enough beats detected, try reducing the "Threshold Percentage" setting.


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