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Singular Sound BeatBuddy   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

A footpedal drum machine is now a reality. Brings a whole new meaning to toe-tapping rhythms.

BeatBuddy is the first drum machine in a guitar pedal format that enables full hands-free, creative control of the beat. Musicians can effortlessly insert fills, transition from verse to chorus, add accent hits, throw in drum breaks, and more, to create an unprecedented live drummer effect.

No programming is necessary: Included are 10 hyper-realistic drum sets and 200 songs in a wide variety of genres.

For the advanced user, infinitely more songs and drum sets can be created with the included PC/Mac software, downloaded from BeatBuddy's ever-expanding online library, or discovered and shared on the BeatBuddy Community Forum.

Featuring a first-of-its-kind visual display of the beat, BeatBuddy also makes it easy-to improve rhythm or learn new time signatures. It's the power of a drum machine with the simplicity of a pedal.

FEATURES
  • Compact pedal
  • 10 hyper-realistic drum sets
  • 200 songs covering many genres
  • Color LCD display
  • MIDI Sync
  • TRS L/R Output
  • TRS L/R Input
  • Footswitch Input
  • 1.3mm Headphone Output with headphone volume wheel
  • Volume and Tempo control knobs

Put the beat at your feet. Order the Beatbuddy today!

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Singular SoundBeatBuddy
 
4.2

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (20)
  • Good quality (19)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Improves sound (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Back-up (10)
  • Concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Like it!

Initially, I really like this. Consider this - out put needs to go directly to a clean place - they recommend a PA system. I'm running it into a clean Fender Reverb and...Read complete review

Initially, I really like this. Consider this - out put needs to go directly to a clean place - they recommend a PA system. I'm running it into a clean Fender Reverb and it sounds just fine. Get the aux pedal at the same time, or you can't stop it without an outro.

Instructions are simple & easy. However, using it in a loop is misleading. When looping this should be the LAST single to go out. Look at my pic: Signal begins at the Oxblood - lower right. So, I can use three pedals while building the 1st loop. That signal goes: out of the Beat buddy, into the tuner, straight to the Soul vibe, back to the Red Hall of fame, straight over to the big blue looper. Then, straight into the clean amp.

Just remember - the instructions are confusing for looping. In my case, the looper is the LAST thing in the chain. But, I wanted the drum song in my loop.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mac users beware!

Worked on this item for a piano-playing friend who purchased the Beat Buddy. We spent 3+hours on this learning how to use the item, downloading the Beat Manager software, reading the manual,...Read complete review

Worked on this item for a piano-playing friend who purchased the Beat Buddy. We spent 3+hours on this learning how to use the item, downloading the Beat Manager software, reading the manual, etc. Could not get the software to work on my Macbook, nor could we get the pedal to connect to the Mac via USB. Tried many times - no luck. This software should be named the "Not Ready For Primetime" Manager. We did enjoy the many varying beats on the pedal, and my friend has decided to keep the pedal and use it "as is" -meaning, only holding out dim hopes that the software manager will someday work with a Mac so we can organize the sounds and download new ones.

Reviewed by 23 customers

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4.0

Lots of fun to jam with !

By oinkjackson

from waco texas

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

    Great sound. A lot of fun. Takes practice to use. Seems difficult to use with a computer but I have a hard time using computers anyway. It would be better to separate the controls from the footswitch.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    The worst!

    By Pro

    from Ca

    Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

    Will not work with a Mac. I want me money back!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A DRUMMER AT YOUR FEET

    By Bass Man

    from Cold North

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

      If you are in need of a drummer, this is the way to go. This pedal along with the software you use on your computer PC/MAC to make any changes, takes a Drum Machine to a whole new level. I have owned Roland, Alesis, and Yamaha, but this one is a whole step above, in sound and features. There is a learning curve, but you will not be disappointed at all.
      Has fill on demand,which by the way is various fill types. Start/Stop, and intro, and these can all be changed to suit to taste. Plus many styles of drum sounds. Also with Software like OnSong and a Bluetooth devise like puc+ you can program the BeatBuddy with your IPAD, unreal. Switch to your song on OnSong and the Beatbuddy will go right to the beat you programmed in the BeatBuddy. No more looking for the patch you need to play. It is instant. Also you can control more then just one, add a looper and pass the MIDI commands unto a looper and never hold up a show again. You can also add another Pedal for MORE control. I am just barley scratching the surface here.
      I love this thing, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

      They have a great forum where you trade songs and learn all about the devise. Insane how good this thing sounds, not just it's feature rich, but it really sounds good. This thing is Brutal Good.

       
      5.0

      Free Top Class Product AND Technical Help

      By Al

      from New Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Amazingly impressive response by Jay @ support!
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Great for gigging at venues, including church.
        • Practicing

        Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

        I am a drummer as well as a guitarist. The drum sounds through my acoustic amp are authentic, realistic, customizable and controllable at will. Can prepare set lists in advance that are able to be accessed on stage by clicking a foot switch both within AND between songs. This means you don't have to bend over and bother with knobs, etc. when performing.

         
        5.0

        Ok

        By Jelly lips Wicl

        from College Station TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

          The Beatbuddy pedal is awesome and simple to use out of the box !

           
          4.0

          Very cool addition to your set up.

          By Axe groover

          from Atlanta GA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

            Basic functions are intuitive. Down loading to computer and creating your own folder of songs....not so easy. I had to contact their "help desk" person several times. To get that contact number, I had to get from Musicians Friend (the contact number is nowhere to be found in the Beat Buddy manual or on their website.) It's like they really don't want to talk to you but just want you using the various you tube videos they have posted. Once I got to their guy he was very helpful and answered my questions. Putting the help desk number in the manual would solve that issue. Other than that issue, great piece of equipment.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect Infinity looper companion

            By Wink

            from Madison, WI

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

                I got the BeatBuddy as a timing unit for my Pigtronix Infinity looper. My intention is to only send its output to an in-ear monitor, so the audience cannot hear it, however I may change that thinking over time. The MIDI sync cable for the BeatBuddy is a must for this application. I've never had MIDI work so easily. I plugged a MIDI cable from the BeatBuddy into the Infinity and it just worked, right out of the box. You can even change the tempo on the BeatBuddy while playing back the loop, although it takes a while for the looper to catch up if you move it more than a few clicks.

                The other thing I like about this unit is that you can set the tempo using either the tap tempo button, or a dial that displays the beats per minute. I personally do not like using tap tempo, so the ability to dial in the tempo is a big plus.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely love it! Easy to operate and sounds great.

                By Greg

                from Georgia

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

                  Currently use it for practice, but can also use it solo.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding, amazing product

                  By AmMacD

                  from Maine

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

                    This is a truly revolutionary product - there is nothing like it on the market. The drum sounds are recording quality and it is easy to use right out of the box. There is a learning curve for the more sophisticated features and management software, but the effort is well worth the result. For anyone who wants to invoke the midi features, the possibilities are endless. This is a godsend for anyone who wants to practice or perform with a drummer, but remain a solo performer. Truly amazing.

                     
                    5.0

                    Good product

                    By Rhoel

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about BeatBuddy:

                    Great for organizing guitars

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