BPM Counter
for Electronic Music

Made for DJs & Producers

The last BPM Counter app you'll need. EDM BPM reveals 100+ subgenres of Electronic Music based on the tempo you're tapping. Improve your DJ mixes & productions.

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Frequently Asked Questions about tempo.

BPM stands for Beats Per Minute. It indicates the number of beats in one minute (60 seconds.) If you listen to a ticking clock, the BPM of the ticks would be 60. If a track was produced at 120 BPM in 4/4, there would be exactly 2 beats per second. Finding the BPM of a song is easy to do with EDM BPM. Simply tap the ‘TAP’ button to the beat of the kick. The BPM will display at the top of the screen. For more accurate results, tap the beat for 4-8 bars with beat averaging turned on.

Electronic Music as an umbrella term refers to hundreds of genres and subgenres of music. From House, to Techno, to Trance, to UK Hardcore; the BPM of Electronic Music varies greatly between all of these different genres. On the slower end of electronic music is Ambient (60–120 BPM), Downtempo (70–125 BPM) & Bass (100–115 BPM). The more widely known genres of Electronic Music are House (100–135 BPM), Techno (120–145 BPM) & Trance (125–145 BPM). The faster spectrum of Electronic Music mainly revolves around Drum & Bass (160–200 BPM) & Hardcore (170–300 BPM). Electronic Music generally falls between 70–300 BPM, with the most common tempo being 128 BPM.

House Music is the most prominent style of Electronic Music, with its roots dating back to Chicago in the late 70s. DJs like Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan & Ron Hardy were pioneers in the inception of House Music. All modern forms of House Music typically fall between 100–135 BPM. The genres of House Music on the slower end of the spectrum are Tropical House, Deep House, Afro House, French House & G-House. These subgenres of House Music range from 100–125 BPM. The more upbeat & club-oriented House Music genres are Progressive House, Future House, Melbourne Bounce, Electro House & Big Room House. These subgenres of House Music range from 120–130 BPM. Faster subgenres of House Music at 128–140 BPM include Fidget, Trouse & Hard House.

“A trance is a state of hypnotism and heightened consciousness” which perfectly describes the genre of Electronic Music. Originating in Germany in the early 90s, Trance Music revolves around the euphoric & uplifting feeling it gives listeners. Early pioneers in the Trance Music scene were Dance 2 Trance, Jam & Spoon, Rank 1 & Paul van Dyk. Trance Music generally falls between 125–145 BPM; with 138–140 BPM being the most common tempo. Different subgenres of Trance Music fall within different ranges of BPM. On the slower end there’s Progressive Trance, Balearic Trance & Dark Trance. On the faster, more driving end there’s Uplifting Trance, Goa Trance & Psy Trance.

Originating in Detroit in the mid 80s, Techno has some of the deepest roots in Electronic Musics culture. Techno Music is characterized by 4/4 timing (4 quarter notes per bar) with a strong emphasis on melody and rhythm. The tempo of Techno Music generally ranges from 120–145 BPM. Most modern Techno Music is produced in the 120–145 BPM range. Notable artists in the scene include DJs Carl Cox, Marco Carola, Chris Liebing, Ricardo Villalobos & Josh Wink.