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: 60 BPM
  • Beats-per-second: 1 Hz
  • Length of 1 beat: 1 second = 1000 msec
  • Length of 1 bar (4 beats): 4 second
  • Fraction → msecs

  • Delay = 3 / 16 of a beat
  • = Dotted 1/8 note
  • = 187.5 msecs
  • Repeated delays

  • delay syncs with the beat after 16 repetitions = 3 beats
  • x 2 = 375 msecs
  • x 3 = 563 msecs
  • x 4 = 750 msecs
  • x 5 = 938 msecs
  • x 6 = 1125 msecs
  • x 7 = 1313 msecs
  • x 8 = 1500 msecs
  • x 9 = 1688 msecs
  • x 10 = 1875 msecs
  • x 11 = 2063 msecs
  • x 12 = 2250 msecs
  • x 13 = 2438 msecs
  • x 14 = 2625 msecs
  • x 15 = 2813 msecs
  • x 16 = 3000 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 sec
  • 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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