Incorrect BPM in traktor for dubstep track
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    Default Incorrect BPM in traktor for dubstep track

    When I load dubstep tracks in my traktor. 75% of the time it gets set to the wrong bpm around 70 to 90 bpm. Most dubstep bpm range from 140-170. Where can I manually change the dubstep tracks bpm to the correct one.

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    Traktor recognizes them as 70BPM rather than 140BPM because the drums are in half time, you can beatgrid them at 140BPM instead which I prefer because its a lot easier to go from 125-130BPM to 140 rather than all the way down to 70, see YouTube for tutorials on beatgridding.

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    i have never heard a dubstep track at 170bpm

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    Read some of the many threads on beatgridding and perhaps watch some of the many videos on beatgridding too.

    Most dubstep is circa 140bpm, so narrowing your bpm detection range should do the trick. Check the manual.
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    At 170 bpm you are probably thinking of drum and bass.

    Click the 'x2' button in the advanced beatgridding panel bit to quickly go from 70bpm beat gridded to 140

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calum View Post
    i have never heard a dubstep track at 170bpm
    I've never heard a dubstep track not at exactly 140.000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdubs23 View Post
    Traktor recognizes them as 70BPM rather than 140BPM because the drums are in half time, you can beatgrid them at 140BPM instead which I prefer because its a lot easier to go from 125-130BPM to 140 rather than all the way down to 70, see YouTube for tutorials on beatgridding.
    Going from 130 to 140 is exactly the same as if you were going from 130 to 70, since 70 is just 140 in half time. No idea how the sync button treats this case but if you take sync out of the picture (and use your ears) it shouldn't matter what your software thinks the bpm is.

    Personally I'd still label the track 140 so that it's easier to keep organized and will show up next to the rest of your 140 bpm tracks.

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    The only thing i dont really like about settting dubstep/drumstep to 140/175 is that it really screws with the beat masher...1/4 notes are 1/8 notes and 1/2 notes become 1/4 notes so it takes a bit of getting used to, especially if you are using a midi fighter or any midifighter mapping.
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    I like my dnb at 85-ish because of the effects issue, but dubstep at 140-ish works fine for me. I try not to overdo the beatmasher anyway, heh.....
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