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Old 1st June 2012
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Prefered BPM?

Just wondering what BPM, if at all, you use as default or more often. I'm not going to steal your BPMs, remain calm. Just curious, probably be a bit discussion if people listed some kind of genre too.
Old 1st June 2012
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Originally Posted by 8BitCulprit ➑️
Just wondering what BPM, if at all, you use as default or more often. I'm not going to steal your BPMs, remain calm. Just curious, probably be a bit discussion if people listed some kind of genre too.
128 is the default for my template, because it's a good starting point for house music and its derivatives. That said, I've been working on some radically non-house stuff of late, so it usually doesn't stay there long.

I like the idea of stealing a bpm value though. Makes it sound like you're going to come into my computer and remove just that value, so I can never write music at that tempo again
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98, sometimes I feel adventurous and go up to 105.
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Originally Posted by aunshui ➑️
128 is the default for my template
WRONG!

Lol, sorry.

172 for DnB.
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I usually write to fit a specific time (jingle/commercial work), which'll specify my BPM for me. But, when I write for fun, it can vary from 90s to 140. Although 127 is disco heaven.
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128 for house

135-140 for techno

138 for breaks

168-176 for drum & bass
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140 is typical for me.
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Mhhmm, good, more BPMs, feed meeee.

No seriously, thanks.
Old 1st June 2012
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120 lately, after having it at 125 for years...

96, 104, 124, 130 are favorites

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Ok, I'm asking because I'm thinking of doing something closer to 150bpm, it could work now with techno, dubstep, future jungle, breaks. You're answers wont affect that but it just made me curious, i'm nosey.
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129.34568723659456 bpm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hazmatic ➑️
129.34568723659456 bpm
Everyone use that BPM, passe.
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110-125 is my range for house music with 115, 118 and 120 being the most used.
100 for slow house
120-140 for techno inspired brokenbeat, garage, dubstep kind of stuff.
80 or 90 for hip hop
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126 - 138 bpm
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From 60-165, quite often 78, 90,104, 110, 120 and 132.
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After using random BPMs for years, I forced myself (for the sake of sanity when going back and mixing various stuff) to stick strictly to either 105 or 110 on all my techno stuff.
My natural walking pace is pretty much exactly 110 footfalls per minute, and I think there's probably an innate relationship between that and the speed I like to work at for dancy-ish music.
105 seems to work, in my fantastical hypothesis, because my brain requires extra time/cycles to process the actual work I'm doing, so the net sensation while working on music at 105 is that I'm "hearing" it at 110.
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140 for dubstep, or 70 for the uninitiated.
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I tend to go around 130, for more laid back dub techno.
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Classical/symphonic - 80 to 100bpm
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When I started, 15 years down the road : - Industrial Hardcore... 200/220 bpm.

Few years later : - Hardtekno/Acidcore : 160/180 bpm.

Now : - Classic Techno/Acid : 125/135 bpm.

Yeah, I'm getting old...
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i've noticed i've slowed down over the years too,

most common tempos for me are 120, 128, 135, 140 and 101.

all hardware based. I'll also use certain tempo's to fit set delay times I have on hardware delays.
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This is different than the Edge of No Control that I have on vinyl.



I have this version. I've actually haven't head the version that you posted. I guess that's what I get for being born in 1990. So much great electronic music that I have missed out on and now only just discovering.
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I start at 120. Just because.
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133

I believe Frankie Bones has said at 133 people can dance all night without getting tired out.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 8BitCulprit ➑️
I'm not going to steal your BPMs, remain calm.
One day Apple will copyright all popular BPMs, and we'll have to pay them a fee every time we use their BPMs in our DAWs. Make no mistake about this. Apple is the Monsanto of the music industry, after all.

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exactly 137.

industrial/IDM-ish synth-pop stylings....
Old 2nd June 2012
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Originally Posted by NAWAX ➑️
Yeah, I'm getting old...
Me too, back in the day 120-135, over the past 10 years or so 95-115.

Right now I'm working on an ambient track.... running at 65bpm (no 32nd notes either)
Old 2nd June 2012
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It seems to be getting slower recently, but 120bpm used to be my 'starting' tempo and I'd go from there on vibe or whatever fitted what I was playing myself rather than programming. The last thing I just programmed into my old Electribe is at 118bpm, sounds a bit like Daft Punk's more laid back sort of stuff.

One thing I must say is I can't ever see myself sticking to one tempo throughout a collection of tracks, gets too stiff
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140 for dubstep.

127-130 for house / electro.

112 for moombahton / midtempo.

89-107 for hip / trip hop instrumentals.

When scoring or working on a sound design project I find it best to ignore bpm completely and turn off the metronome, leave the set at the default 120 bpm and just play.
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