Enter the total beats per minute and select a tempo into the calculator to determine the total milliseconds (ms). This calculator can also determine the bpm if given the ms and tempo.

BPM to MS Formula

The following formula is used to convert beats per minute to milliseconds.

ms = 60,000 / BPM * T
  • Where ms is milliseconds
  • BPM is beats per minute
  • T is the tempo (i.e. 1/4 note, 1/8 note, etc.)

To calculate ms from bpm, divide 60,000 by the bpm, then multiply the result by the temp.

BPM to MS Definition

BPM to MS stands for beats per minute to milliseconds. The conversion is done through the use of tempo.

BPM to MS Example

How to convert BPM to MS?

  1. First, determine the bpm.

    Determine the beats per minute.

  2. Next, determine the tempo.

    Measure the tempo.

  3. Finally, calculate the MS.

    Calculate the milliseconds using the equation above.


What is BPM?

BPM stands for beats per minute and is typically used in fields of music to describe how quickly the beats to a particular song are moving. For example, 60 beats per minute would be 1 beat every second. BPM is also used in medical fields for measuring heart rate.