# Audio delay calculator

### Give the tempo and the time signature

Express the length of the delay as fractions of the beat

### Beats/minute → msecs/beat

• Beats-per-minute: `120` BPM
• Beats-per-second: `2` Hz
• Length of 1 beat: `0.5` second = 500 msec
• Length of 1 bar (4 beats): `2` second
• ### Fraction → msecs

• Delay = 4 / 5 of a beat
• = `400` msecs
• ### Repeated delays

• delay syncs with the beat after 5 repetitions = 4 beats
• x 2 = 800 msecs
• x 3 = 1200 msecs
• x 4 = 1600 msecs
• x 5 = 2000 msecs
• #### Delay vs beat

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### How to use this page

• If you have a 135 BPM song, and you want a phase modulation of 4 beats: that is 1777.6 ms
• If you have a 128 BPM song, and you want an audio delay of 2/3 of a beat: this is 312.5 ms
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