UPDATE 2: I again ran into serious problems, even after rebuilding the library from scratch and reinstalling the software. I’ve reverted back to 1.3.1., and all problems are gone.
The original report:
After playing around with the new software I noticed some really strange things with the BPM/beat grid analysis. After creating a playlist with 1.3.2, I noticed some tracks were playing totally off on my SC5000’s (ie. the track would play at the wrong speed, even at 100% which imo is a very serious issue), so I did some thorough checking, and noticed a few strange things.
- Software or Firmware Version: (1.2, 1.3.1, etc…)
- Steps to Reproduce: (Turn on unit, press button X, etc…)
- Use a tool to calculate BPM’s for all tracks (MP3) and make sure they are added to the ID3-tag.
- Go to your collection
- Re-analyze all tracks
- Start on top of the list, and choose a track and check the BPM, then open the next track, and so on, until you notice the BPM suddenly changes.
- Open the track in explorer and check what the BPM should be according to the ID3-tag.
- Re-analyze the track and be amazed again as the BPM changes back to its initial value.
I did step 1 to 3. Now it’s time to look for anomalies. I noticed this track which was listed at 186 BPM:
After loading the track, the BPM changes from 186 to 189:
Checking the BPM as calculated by MixMeister:
Now, I re-analyze the track:
Lo and behold, the BPM changes back to 186:
Expected Result: (ex: It does X…) After re-analyzing all tracks, I would expect the BPM from the ID3 tag to be used, but certainly not a fluctuation after loading the track.
Actual Result: (ex: It does Y…) The BPM changes unexpectidly.
Reproducibility: (ex: Happens 1 out of 10 times.) It doesn’t happen all the time, but if you look for it in the way I suggested, you will find the anomalies. It appears that after re-analyzing individual tracks it doesn’t happen anymore, but it seems very unreliable.
Other Relevant Configuration Info: (ex: Plugged into a Windows 10 laptop.) Windows 10 laptop.
Operating System & Version (if applicable): Windows 10.
Link to Video Repro: I did my best on the screenshots ;).