A command line tap tempo. Hit enter key with style and you'll get the corresponding number of beats per minute (BPM).
This tool is very useful to quickly find the tempo of a song without launching a big digital workstation like Ardour or LMMS.
Just type "taptempo" in a terminal and hit the enter key while you're hearing a song to print the tempo:
> taptempo Hit enter key for each beat (q to quit). [Hit enter key one more time to start bpm computation...] Tempo: 143 bpm Tempo: 145 bpm Tempo: 143 bpm Tempo: 143 bpm Tempo: 144 bpm Tempo: 145 bpm Tempo: 146 bpm q Bye Bye!
Many Linux distributions like Debian, Ubuntu or Arch Linux have packaged TapTempo. Please check Repology.
Check the download server to get the latest release, usually named:
Signed tarballs are available at the download server. For the latest development version, check the official git repository.
GNU General Public License v3.0 (GPL-3.0+).
mkdir _build cd _build cmake .. make make DESTDIR="/path/to/install" install ./path/to/install/bin/taptempo
To generate debian package, check out the packaging repo and type:
debuild -b -us -uc
Install MSYS2 and run msys/msys2_build.sh script inside MSYS2 shell.
François Mazen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
TapTempo is written in C++, but lots of porting in other languages have been developed via the LinuxFr website.