I have tried to sort out Muff fact from Muff fiction and clarify some confusing or contradictory details from other websites and articles, as well as include a comprehensive history about Electro-Harmonix and the story behind the origin of the Big Muff Pi for all you Muff junkies.
Be aware that it is overly and obsessiveley detailed, to a level much deeper than the average person would care to know, and the person who put it together obviously suffers from some type of OCD!
You can practice counting the BPM with our Beat Counter below.
Use your CD player, Tape Deck or Radio to play a track and use the counter and chart to work out the beats per minute.
Beats Per Minute or BPM are used to calculate the 'Timing' of a song and acts as a guide to the speed it should be played.
i.e., 60 bmp = 60 counts in 1 minute = 1 beat per second.
Contributor: Derek Chilcote-Bacco [email protected] URL: A manual Beats per Minute (BPM) counter for DJs, Musicians, Singers.
Counts the beats-per-minute of a song by tapping a key or the mouse to the beat of a song.
Learn more "Our work with the GCSAA and using the resources that the Environmental Institute for Golf has available has been very beneficial.If the counter shows % of a beat you should round it up or down depending on the music e.g., 58.988888 would be 60 bpm.For more theory, info & a neat Tempo & Delay Calculator check out the Timing Links!Later the Big Muff made it into the rock and roll world with scores of other users, from Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, J Mascis of Dinosaur jr, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, to Jack White of The White Stripes.Even guitarists you would not expect have used them, like John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, who is a collector of Russian Big Muffs (a detailed list of users can be found The Big Muff used an independant four stage Silicon transistor based circuit that did not have the limitations of the typical guitar-into-fuzz circuits around at the time it was created.