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: 98 BPM
  • Beats-per-second: 1.6333 Hz
  • Length of 1 beat: 0.6122 second = 612.2 msec
  • Length of 1 bar (3 beats): 1.8367 second
  • Fraction → msecs

  • Delay = 3 / 16 of a beat
  • = Dotted 1/8 note
  • = 114.8 msecs
  • Repeated delays

  • delay syncs with the beat after 16 repetitions = 3 beats
  • x 2 = 230 msecs
  • x 3 = 344 msecs
  • x 4 = 459 msecs
  • x 5 = 574 msecs
  • x 6 = 689 msecs
  • x 7 = 804 msecs
  • x 8 = 918 msecs
  • x 9 = 1033 msecs
  • x 10 = 1148 msecs
  • x 11 = 1263 msecs
  • x 12 = 1377 msecs
  • x 13 = 1492 msecs
  • x 14 = 1607 msecs
  • x 15 = 1722 msecs
  • x 16 = 1837 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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