How to Find BPM of a Song in Ableton - 2024 Tutorial for Beginners

Ableton is a professional audio editing tool. You can use it to find pitch, remove noise, and separate vocals. This guide provides you with full steps of how you can find the BPM of any song with Ableton. 

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Updated on Apr 24, 2024

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Find the BPM of a Song in Ableton Open Ableton > drag the audio file to the software > find the BPM number from the top left corner.  Read More
Change the BPM of Audio in Ableton Open Ableton > import the music you'd like to change with > edit the audio and make the length of each pattern equal > turn off "Warp" > find the most suitable BPM and change it.  Read More
Find the BPM of a Song Online (Easier for Beginners) Open EaseUS Online Vocal Remover > click "Key finder" from the left sidebar > upload the audio file > wait for the AI analysis > the BPM will show up.  Read More

Ableton Live, also known as "Live" or "Ableton" in short, is a professional digital audio workstation. It supports both Windows and macOS to meet more users' needs. It is designed to be an instrument for live performances, so most DJs use it to compose, record, arrange, mix, and master. 

When composing new music, the match of BPM matters a lot. If you're getting ready to get into the business of being a DJ or are experimenting with Ableton, then how to find the pitch of songs with this software is your first lesson, and that's exactly what this article is about.

How to Find the BPM of a Song in Ableton

This post will include three parts in total. First, I will discuss how to find the BPM or tempo of an audio file in Ableton, a BPM analyzer for Mac and Windows computers. The tutorial shows below work on almost all versions of Ableton, including Ableton Live Lite, Standard, or Suite versions. As a beginner, it's better to choose the Lite version as it is the best to get started, and the tutorial is based on the Lite version as well. 

🔑The specific steps of how can you find the tempo of an audio file: 

Step 1. Open a new project in Ableton first. Then, drag the song file to the main interface of Ableton. 

Step 2. There is a "tap" button from the top left corner. There is a number that shows the initial tempo of your song. It's quite easy to find the BPM of an audio file in Ableton. 


There is a beginner tutorial about how to use Ableton. Read through for further learning: 

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How to Change the BPM of Audio in Ableton

After knowing how to find the tempo of an audio file in Ableton, the next step is to guide you on how you can change the BPM of music with Ableton. As you can see, the steps for detecting the original tempo of an audio file are quite easy in Ableton. If you want to be more professional, you must learn how to match the BPM on Ableton. 

🔑Here is the specific tutorial on how to manage this goal: 

Step 1. Open Ableton Live Lite on your Windows/Mac first. Drag the audio file you'd like to change the pitch to the main interface of the audio editing workstation. 

Step 2. Before performing the steps of changing the BPM, you should make sure that the length of each pattern in the audio file is equal to each other. 

Step 3. Remember to turn off the "Warp" function from the left bottom bar. This button will let your operations not affect the audio speed. 

Step 4. You should listen again and again and count on the music to find the best beat for the music. Then, select the audio track and change the pitch to the desired one to make the song more lively or more serious. 

Step 5. After all settings are done, click "File" > "Export" to save the changed audio file on your computer. That's all!

🎞️Here is a video tutorial to help you better learn it: 

  1. 00:00 Intro
  2. 00:42 Tutorial begins
  3. 03:11 Outro

Pro Tip: How Can I Find the BPM of a Song Online? - EaseUS Online Vocal Remover

The content above has actually covered all aspects under the topic of "how to find the BPM of an audio file with Ableton". However, as you are a beginner in this field, there is another easier way if you have an emergency task and have no time for further learning. 

Let's meet EaseUS Online Vocal Remover, an online audio editing website that is totally free. This website combines the most commonly used functions of audio editing software in one and it works with the newest AI model. 

👍EaseUS can also help you in the following aspects: 

🔑Follow the steps below to see how to find the BPM of a song with an online website: 

Step 1. Go to the website and navigate to the "Key BPM Finder."

navigate to the Key BPM Finder

Step 2. Browse the local library or drag and drop the audio here.

Browse the local library or drag and drop the audio here

Step 3. The AI will analyze it and show the key of your song. Click "Add Tracks" for multi-tasking. Press "Export .csv File" to keep the record.

keep the key record

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In this post, you have learned how to find the tempo with the Ableton BPM counter. As a beginner, it would be good for you if you could find and change the pitch with Ableton on your own now. If you find it still hard to use Ableton, EaseUS Online Vocal Remover is another choice. Its clean interface and ease of use help most beginners a lot. 

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