# BPM: Gabber

### Give tempo and time signature

The speed at which music is played/performed is expressed as beats-per-minute or BPM. The more BPM, the faster the music goes. Most music uses the same BPM range as the human heartbeat: 60-140 bpm.
A base of 16 means that the bar is divided in 16 parts of length 1/16. The most common bases are 4, 8, 16 or 32. Use base 12 or 24 if you also want calculations for triplets.
This is also used in "Quantising": the process of snapping notes to the nearest beat subdivision.

Beats per minute
190 BPM
Beats per bar
4 beats
Bars per minute
47.5
Length of 1 beat
0.3158 sec
Length of 1 bar
1.2632 sec
Beats per second
3.1667 Hz

### Fractions for base 16

These are some common fractions (handy for setting delays, LFO and modulation parameters)

1/16
1/16
6.25%
78.9 ms
12.7 Hz

2/16
1/8
12.5%
158 ms
6.33 Hz

3/16
3/16
18.75%
237 ms
4.22 Hz

4/16
1/4
25%
316 ms
3.17 Hz

5/16
5/16
31.25%
395 ms
2.53 Hz

6/16
3/8
37.5%
474 ms
2.11 Hz

7/16
7/16
43.75%
553 ms
1.81 Hz

8/16
1/2
50%
632 ms
1.58 Hz

9/16
9/16
56.25%
711 ms
1.41 Hz

10/16
5/8
62.5%
789 ms
1.27 Hz

11/16
11/16
68.75%
868 ms
1.15 Hz

12/16
3/4
75%
947 ms
1.06 Hz

13/16
13/16
81.25%
1 026 ms
0.974 Hz

14/16
7/8
87.5%
1 105 ms
0.905 Hz

15/16
15/16
93.75%
1 184 ms
0.844 Hz

16/16
1/1
100%
1 263 ms
0.792 Hz

24/16
3/2
150%
1 895 ms
0.528 Hz

32/16
2/1
200%
2 526 ms
0.396 Hz

48/16
3/1
300%
3 789 ms
0.264 Hz

64/16
4/1
400%
5 053 ms
0.198 Hz

If you have a 135 BPM song, and you want a phase modulation of 4 beats: that is 1.778 sec
If you have a 98 BPM song in a measure of 3/4, and you want to know how long 8 bars is: 14.7 sec
If you have a 128 BPM song, and you want an audio delay of 2/3 of a beat: this is 313 ms
If you have a 80 BPM song, and you want an LFO of 5/4 of a bar: this is 4687.5 ms

### Musical genres

These are some popular modern music genres with typical BPM speeds.

Slow dub/reggae
Fast dub/reggae
Deep house
Slow house
Electro house
Trance
Dubstep
Hard house
Jungle
Drum&Bass
Gabber

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