100 songs (verse/chorus beat progressions) in 10 musical styles
• Adjust tempo with:
A turn of a knob
Tap tempo with a button or footswitch
• Midi Sync: Integrate with midi based loopers and effects in your rig.
• Headphones Jack: For jamming without disturbing the neighbours!
• Full stereo sound
• Beautiful strong construction made from anodized aluminum.
• Built for tough live performance environments.
• Connects with standard mini USB cable.
• Expand memory with standard SD card.
• Completely customizable with included computer interface software:
Load your own beats and drum sets
Uses standard MIDI and WAV files
Add additional song parts (bridge, different verse, etc.)
• New beats and drum sets to be available for download on regular basis.
How To Use
Press pedal to start beat
Press again to add a fill. Different fills are played each time to give a live drummer sound
Hold pedal down to begin transition beat
Release pedal to end transition and go from verse to chorus or back again
Use footswitch to add accent hits. Accent hits are customized to the song part (e.g. hand claps for verse, cymbal crashes for chorus)
Press pedal twice to stop beat
Q: When will the BeatBuddy be available? A: Our current time frame is to start a Kickstarter campaign in 1 to 2 weeks to raise the funds we need to get the BeatBuddy into production. We expect to deliver the first units to our Kickstarter supporters by March 2014 and to have retail distribution by June 2014.
Q: How much will the BeatBuddy cost? A: Currently we are looking at prices in the range of $200 for Kickstarter supporters and $350 for retail .
Q: How will I know when the Kickstarter campaign has started? A: We will send an email to our mailing list. So please sign up for our updates here:
"Accurate timing and a solid sense of rhythm is requisite for any musician. That's why we always recommend working with a metronome or a drum track when practicing or jamming by yourself. Of course, metronomes are boring and drum tracks are a hassle to prepare and control but BeatBuddy is the perfect solution and its a blast to work (and play) with! We can't wait to introduce it to our student body."
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