Beat Buddy: Drum Pedal Closing Up IndieGoGo Campaign
Beat Buddy, instrument hardware startup, will be closing it’s IndieGogo campaign in less than 10 hours. Beat Buddy has currently raised over 350,000$ and still have some time left on the clock to rack in some extra cash. Beat Buddy is an all in one drum machine in an amazing looking guitar pedal. The startup is all fully patent and ready to go.
The minimum pricing for Beat buddy is 179$, however those were considered early bird tickets and now the minimum to preorder one is $199. Let’s dive a little into exactly what Beat Buddy does.
Beatbuddy was invented out of frustration at not being able to find a drum machine that enabled hands-free live control of a beat. Other drum machines are either complicated table-top devices that are difficult, if not impossible, to control while jamming or are loopers that grant no control of a single repetitive beat loop — no fills, no rhythm changes, no accent hits, no tap tempo, no pause/unpause feature, and of course no computer interface. With detailed input from the musician community, the BeatBuddy was designed to be the perfect solution to this frustration. The power of a drum machine, the simplicity of a pedal.
Beat Buddy Features
BeatBuddy has a lot of advance features that will attract professional musicians.
Convenient: Plugs right in with your other pedals to play a drum beat through your amp or PA.
Transition from verse to chorus
Add accent hits (e.g. cymbal crashes or hand claps)
Pause/unpause beats with second footswitch, while song is playing
Advance to next song with second footswitch, when no song is playing
Meticulously sampled drums at full dynamic range
Advanced algorithms generate realistic natural beats
10 unique drum sets
200+ songs (verse/chorus beat progressions) in a wide range of musical styles
Computer software to load your own beats and drum sets
Adjust tempo with:
A turn of a knob
Tap tempo with a button or footswitch
Ease Of Use
Beat Buddy might not be intended for absolute beginners to use, but it is an ease to use for existing musicians. Simply turn on the beat buddy, press it again to start a beat, and then another time to add a fill. Use footswitch (mono) to add accent hits. Accent hits are customized to the song part (e.g. hand claps for verse, cymbal crashes for chorus).
Check out the Indiegogo campaign here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/beatbuddy-the-first-guitar-pedal-drum-machine