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An even more compact version of the award-winning drum machine.

Bring the drummer right into your home with the BeatBuddy Mini—effortlessly insert fills, transition from verse to chorus, add accent hits, throw in drum breaks, and more, to create an unprecedented live drummer effect—all with the simple ease of a guitar pedal format. No programming is necessary. Just cue your drummer and start jamming.

Controlling the Beat
Start: Begin the song by tapping the pedal button. The song starts with an intro fill, just like a real drummer, and then goes to the first verse, which loops as long as you like.

Fills: If you want a fill, just tap the pedal button any time, and a fill will play, perfectly in time.

Transition: To transition to the chorus, hold the pedal button down for as long as you’d like the transition to last.

Chorus: When you’re ready to begin the chorus, let go of the pedal button. The chorus beat loops as long as you like. You can return to verse the same way you transitioned to chorus.

End: Whenever you want to end the song, double-tap the pedal button and the beat ends with an outro fill.

Selecting A Song
A green light indicates whether you are selecting Genre, Song, or Tempo, all of which you control with a single knob.

1. Choose one of BeatBuddy Mini’s 21 genres by rotating the knob. Select genre by pressing down on the knob like a button. The green light will advance from “Genre” to “Song”.

2. Twist the knob to scroll through the songs within that genre. Each song’s time signature and default tempo are displayed on the bottom row.

Changing Tempo: To change the tempo, press the knob again. The green light will advance from “Song” to “Tempo”. You can now adjust the tempo by rotating the knob.

Visual Metronome
BeatBuddy Mini plays time signatures ranging from ¾ to ⅞ and more. The Visual Metronome aids your timing by moving a bar to the beat. A 4/4 beat has a bar 1/4th the size of the screen, a 5/4 beat has a bar 1/5th the size of the screen and so on. This way, you know exactly where you are in the measure, when that fill will end, when that next song part will start, and so on, tightening your chops like never before.

Additional Control!
With the Official BeatBuddy Footswitch (our SKU# J18656), you can select genres and songs, hands-free, add accent hits and drop the beat anytime—creating a powerful, realistic live effect.

FEATURES
  • Sound Quality: High quality 16-bit sound
  • Audio channels: Mono
  • LCD Screen: Monochrome
  • Visual Metronome: LEDs
  • Included songs: 100

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Singular SoundBeatBuddy Mini
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Good quality (10)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

THE BEST drummer on a budget but this drummer is amazing.

This is what every musician should have. YES, even drummers. This little gem is a great tool for practice, for recording for doing a live show or jamming. Use it anytime you...Read complete review

This is what every musician should have. YES, even drummers. This little gem is a great tool for practice, for recording for doing a live show or jamming. Use it anytime you play and it will help you keep in time. This even has a built in metronome along with all those drum styles. VERY EASY to use right out of the box. This pedal comes with a quick start guide and it comes with a power supply. One thing I would highly recommend is getting the Beat Buddy auxiliary foot switch, there are a couple reasons or more for this. Number one reason, it opens up the door for hands free operation. Number two you can use the foot switch with the big Beat Buddy. These will be the best things you ever buy to help you make great music in time on a tight budget. less than 2 bills and you have a great drummer that plays for free. IF you are a drummer you can use this to help you practice timing. It is a great tool for any musician. You will have a lot of fun with this once you get familiar with all the features. It does have some limitations but nothing that would keep you from using it for playing a gig. If you are doing some straight up music with no arrangements with changing time signatures in the middle of the song then you are business. You will need a friend to play bass with you if you are going to play live but that's OK. Music is about bringing people together for fun. It is not a Digitech TRIO but it is an amazing pedal. I happen to like the both. But for a musician on a tight budget this is a great pedal. You do not NEED the auxiliary foot switch to use it but I would not be without it. You will get addicted to this pedal very quickly. it is for ALL musicians and I say get one and have a lot of fun with it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

nice sounds but a little too fussy for me

The Beat Buddy Mini is a great idea, but it just didn't suit me...it has great sounding drum kits, and excellent patterns, but I found it hard to find patterns that...Read complete review

The Beat Buddy Mini is a great idea, but it just didn't suit me...it has great sounding drum kits, and excellent patterns, but I found it hard to find patterns that were useful to me...I wasn't especially fond of the intros, and I couldn't figure out how to change or delete the intros...I like that it is the size of a pedal and can be controlled by foot switches...but for my purposes it didn't seem to be able to do anything better than my drum machines (Zoom MRT-3b and Boss DR 808)...I sent the Beat Buddy Mini back...

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5.0

Very easy to use and sounds like a real drummer!

By N/a

from Monticello ny

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini:

      Pretty much hands free!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Had to tweak it a bit, works great!

      By The Olde Rocker

      from Virginia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Not enough beats musicians actually use.

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini:

      The sound is just excellent, but I'm wondering if the engineering was done by a real musician! Why would every song start with an intro roll?! Lots of good beats, but dozens of beats NOBODY would ever use. The foot pedal should do rolls and pauses, not a just cymbal crashes and pauses. It took me about 10 minutes to open the case and solder a wire between the start/stop/roll to the cymbal crash. Now I can begin a song and do rolls with the left side foot button. VAST improvement in functionality! That may be a bit complicated for some so I'll put a how-to video on YouTube next week.

       
      5.0

      Great product!!

      By banddirectordc

      from Newbern, TN

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini:

        The BeatBuddy Mini works great!!! I am a band director and also a church musician (Praise and Worship Leader) and my primary instrument is percussion. Having said that, at church, I play and lead from guitar and whenever I'm in need of a drumset and don't have a regular drummer, the BeatBuddy Mini will work great. It does take some practice time to get used to using it. I've used it for practice at home, but haven't tried it out at church. I'm looking forward to doing that. I also teach class guitar and I'm planning on using it as a metronome in our class for building rhythm and chops. Thanks BeatBuddy for a great product!!!

         
        5.0

        Easy to operate and great sound

        By Woodturner

        from Texas

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini:

          I use this at home while learning new songs, it helps me keep in time.

           
          3.0

          while it worked fine i prefer my xisting drum machine

          By wildman

          from ill.

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini:

            sent it back

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            nice sounds but a little too fussy for me

            By guitar rabbit

            from Western New York

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • hard to find patterns I would find useful

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing
            • solo act

            Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini:

            The Beat Buddy Mini is a great idea, but it just didn't suit me...it has great sounding drum kits, and excellent patterns, but I found it hard to find patterns that were useful to me...I wasn't especially fond of the intros, and I couldn't figure out how to change or delete the intros...I like that it is the size of a pedal and can be controlled by foot switches...but for my purposes it didn't seem to be able to do anything better than my drum machines (Zoom MRT-3b and Boss DR 808)...I sent the Beat Buddy Mini back...

             
            5.0

            My new best friend..

            By Rock

            from Texas

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini:

              So many choices. Makes a huge difference in practicing.Sharpens my game, seems like. Didn't feel the need for the "full on" pedal for a bunch more money. This one works for me.. Time flies when practicing with this thing. I really like it..!!

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Where has this thing been, I Love It...

              By TC

              from Buffalo, NY

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini:

                Nice unit. If you need something for writing, rehearsing or having a great session, I think you found it....

                 
                5.0

                Must-have addition to the pedalboard.

                By epiclectic

                from The O.C. - Southern California

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                Pros

                • Easy to Read
                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini:

                  I've tried some of the drum machines included on other multi-effect pedals and found them to be a pain to use. The BeatBuddy Mini's simple controls and clear read-out make it a breeze. However, the sounds and features of the pedal are excellent,

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great sound and VERY EASY to use

                  By Joe Weski

                  from Twin Mountain, NH

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini:

                    Having started to play guitar back in the sixties, I have always preferred to tap my foot instead of using a metronome. Drummers are hard to come by for a guy just trying to practice. Recently I started looking for a drum machine. Many seemed too complex and difficult to use, as well as kind of pricey. After finding the Beat Buddy mini with the extra foot-switch, I knew that I had found exactly what I wanted. It arrived within a week, and I am very impressed with the quality*, sound, simplicity of operation. This is a very easy machine to use that even an old rocker like me can figure out.
                    *The only complaint that I have had with it, is that after initially using it to test it out, I noticed a rattling inside the unit when I picked it up. Fortunately, I had the tools and technical ability to remove the back and the circuit board to find an extra circuit board screw bouncing around. This is not something I would recommend a novice to try. If you screw it up the warrenty is voided. I am very happy that the screw did not short anything out, and the reassembled unit plays perfectly without a rattle. I am a very happy dude now.

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