Inconsistent BPM analysis across djay platforms, esp with Drum n Bass tracks

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I am getting BPM analysis issues, it seems with drum and bass tracks in particular.

Djay on the Mac seems to be analysing some DnB tracks at 2/3 time, most of the tracks should be 80-85 BPM or 160-170 BPM... but I am getting some at 127 (if my maths is correct that is in the middle of the 2 BPMs they should be).
Also I am getting different analysis results across djay platforms... it seems only the Mac version is the problem child, whilst the i-device versions are fine.

Roni Size - Brown Paper Bag: djay Mac = 127 BPM / djay iPhone = 85 BPM
Track is taken from same iTunes library in both cases. 85 is the right result.

There needs to be some sort of reset / re-analyse feature on the BPM.
Why would different platforms of the app get different results?

It is very hard to mix a track analysed in 2/3rd time...
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Bill Shillito

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It seems to me this problem would go away if there were just a manual entry field for the BPM. That's the big feature I'm still waiting for them to implement for djay 2. That way if you KNOW a track is 180 bpm, but the analyzer puts it at 90, or 179.6, or 120, you can just override it and say "trust me, this song is 180 bpm."
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This seems like the most robust solution to me, and I find it very hard to understand this feature is still lacking. I work with hihat/top/percussion loops which I know are all 128, just let me enter the number already. *sigh*
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Taisaiah Rios

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I know right. I test it with present tracks and my own tracks and still I get the bpm out of sync on the best work. Phillip fry: "Fix it. Fix it! FIX IT!" lol