Singular Sound Beat Buddy - Guitar Pedal Drum Machine
The world’s first guitar pedal / drum machine hybrid
- Plugs right in with your other pedals to play a drum beat through your amp. No mixer required!
- Hands free functionality: Add fills, transition from verse to chorus, add 'one off' accent hits (such as cymbal crashes or hand claps) - all with a press of a pedal!
- Pre-loaded with 8 unique drum sets, and up to 1000 songs (verse/chorus beat progressions) in each of 8 musical styles!
- Adjust tempo with a turn of the knob, or with a tap of a button
- Connects with standard mini USB cable.
- Beautiful strong construction made from anodized aluminum. Built to last and withstand tough live performance environments.
- Completely customizable with included computer interface software.
- Load your own beats and drum sets! Share them with your friends.
- 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 2 to 4 weeks (once we have a significant mailing list, so we can start off with a bang) to raise the funds we need to get the BeatBuddy into production. We expect to deliver the first units to our Kickstarter supporters within 4 months and to have retail distribution within 7 to 8 months.
Q: How much will the BeatBuddy cost?
A: We don't want to commit to prices at this point because there are many factors that are involved that can change it... and we don't want to upset anyone. BUT - since this is a question that is on everyone's mind... currently we are looking at a BALLPARK area of around $300 for retail and $200 for Kickstarter supporters. Of course, the more we sell, the more we can lower the price as our manufacturing costs come down.
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:
Q: Will the BeatBuddy have tap tempo or Midi sync?
A: You can do tap tempo with the tap button or with the footswitch. We are currently looking into the possibility of adding Midi sync. If it doesn't make it into the current model, we will include it in the next double pedal model.
Improved Features v2.0
Replaced numerical display with a 1.8" color LCD screen so more information can be displayed -- song name, genre (or folder) of song, time signature, drum set, volume and BPM. This allows you load unlimited songs and drum sets as well as to organize your songs in custom folders. So you can have separate folders of songs for your different shows or practice sessions.
MIDI Sync: The most highly requested feature! This allows the BeatBuddy to be synced with other midi based loopers and effects to become an integrated part of your rig. We used a mini-DIN port with a ROCKTRON 006-2026 cable to fit both Midi IN and OUT while still keeping the BeatBuddy in a single pedal format.
Headphones volume control: For jamming without disturbing the neighbors!
Various improvements to the electronics and software 'under the hood'
- patent (Synthesized percussion pedal)