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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 a... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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
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Singular SoundBeatBuddy
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (10)
  • Improves sound (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 16 customers

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5.0

It doesn't drool, and yet keeps perfect time!

By lightbg

from Northern New Jersey

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Single gigs

    Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

    A drummer in a pedal - what a great idea. Amazing sound, audio pass through, MIDI timing, and great software interface. If it doesn't have the songs you want, you can buy others, or write them yourself. The Beat Buddy Manager software gives lots of control over just about any parameter, and the operating system is updated with new options on a regular basis.
    A nice unit that will grow with you.

     
    5.0

    A drummer in a pedal for guitarists

    By Asa W

    from Hinckley, Minnesota

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

      A drum machine that sounds great and is easy to program, which makes it special since most drum machines' learning curves are daunting.

      Designed for the working musicians, worth every dime. Adding the heavy duty footswitch and midi sync chord is recommeded.

       
      5.0

      Drummer late? No worries! BeatBuddy is here!

      By RAUL

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

      More than words can explain. It is the perfect companion to practice, or in my case, solo gigs. If you're drummer is ever late for practice, this can definitely fill the void too. Sounds very realistic, not like a MIDI box.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice drum machine.

      By maxwell

      from Harrisburg PA usa

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

      Like this allot but it will take a while to learn how to properly use it. Everything is well documented. Web user forums and manufacturer web sites are all very helpful. I emailed for technical assistance and got response same day. The company seems to be very customer service oriented. Construction is very good.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I love it!!!

      By Lsaic68

      from Albany Oregon

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

        Love it!!! I just wish it had a better memory then a little card. Specially for the cost of it. But it is very fun right out of the box. It likes to move around a lot. I don't like using Velcro on my pedals. So I will have to figure something to help. The sound is very good and love the metal !!!!!!!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I love it!

        By Lsaic68

        from Albany Oregon

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

          I use this in my little studio. Have not had it very long. I really love it. It's a little pricey. I know it's new ,but I worry a little that the memory card might go bad. They have a free download to fix it if your card is corrupt. I have had good cards from other things that I have losses everything and then in this case I would have to buy another card ,but maybe it lasts a long time. They make more drum beats for you to add but they want more money and more money. It already costs a lot, so I really don't want to spend more money even though they look like they have a good selection. But again after the pedal and they foot switch that's a lot of money and if you keep buying there updated drum beats it could end up costing a lot. I do love it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fun device, easy to use

          By PE Music

          from NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

            Years ago I had an Italian made drum machine that allowed for foot pedal control of fills, turnarounds and endings. The sounds were a bit lame but they did the trick on small jobs.
            Since then, it's been difficult to find a good drum option with foot pedal control.
            I have been programming beats on a zoom pedal, but it's a little tedious.
            The Beatbuddy arrives ready-to-go. It's very "open source" in the sense that I can customize using my own midi patterns and rearrange patterns already present in the package.
            The Beatbuddy forum is populated by a lot of generous people who share their own patterns and songs.
            Some of these songs are gig-ready and include bass. (Nice!)
            The difficult I have is, when programming my own patterns using my DAW, the sounds I am hearing often do not match the Beatbuddy Kit. I was hoping that using a GM kit would solve the problem, but the mapping is not always a match.
            The basic kits are missing some favorite wav samples, like sk
            Shakers and Tamborine.
            It's something I'm sure I can get around but customizing my own kits, but I wish the Beatbuddy kits were a little more robust in the area of sound samples.
            Rearranging order of songs and beats is easy using the manager software.
            Creating my own set lists is also a breeze.
            Great pedal for gigging and practicing.
            I also bought the additional two step pedal to access the additional features. Worth the money.

             
            5.0

            Great Pedal

            By Piper Don

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

              This pedal is great for busking, practicing, and laying down percussion tracks. It is easy to use out of the box and when you add the optional switch and take advantage of it's programmability, the options are limitless. The wide variety of percussion sounds loaded on the pedal are realistic and you have the ability to download additional kits from their website. I can not speak to the support/customer service for this pedal yet because I haven't needed it; it's easy to use and built like a tank. Although it does not have a battery power option, it fits neatly on my pedal board and plugs into my power brick. This is an excellent and unique product.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              met or exceeded expectations

              By frhek

              from PAC NW USA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

                Wanted an easy to use, foot-controllable drum machine for jams while I play guitar through and amp and PA. Sounds quality is good through PA, and the device is fairly easy to operate (conceptually simple, the skill comes from you :) ) I was able to throw down an hour of guitar jams with dynamic drums controlled by my foot. It was fun and it was good.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Solo Performer Tool/Like a Real Drummer Is There

                By wofadmap

                from Nashville, TN

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Create Own Beats
                • Easy To Use
                • Foot Switch Good Edition
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • One Man Band
                • Plethora Of Beats
                • Tempo Changes Nicely

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Creating New Beats
                  • Great Acompanying Drums
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Singular Sound BeatBuddy:

                  Great online instructions
                  Lots of options to create the sound you want
                  Worth every penny
                  Teaches you to stay on tempo
                  Great practice tool
                  Great live tool for a solo performer
                  Fun and easy to use

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