The first drum machine pedal for every musician.
Intelligent simplicity. Professional capability.
…Because every song needs a live beat.
Elegantly simple, extraordinarily deep
See how intuitive and easy it is to control the drums in this short video. Of course, the BeatBuddy allows for complex and nuanced modifications, some of which is detailed below.
Award-winning, ultra-realistic 24-bit recordings of real drummers. Beats are non-quantized (not set to a grid), making BeatBuddy the first drum machine that doesn't sound like a machine. Hear for yourself how amazing the BeatBuddy sounds.
Complete Creative Control
Effortlessly insert fills, transition from verse to chorus, add accent hits, throw in drum breaks, and more, to create an unprecedented live drummer effect. Unlike backing tracks, BeatBuddy enables you to decide live what the beat does, fully hands-free.
Find Your Beat
With over 200 songs in 21 genres available right out of the box (click to hear a demo in every genre), you’ll be sure to find the beat you want.
All time signatures are available, from 3/4 to 5/4 to 7/8 and beyond.
Play any song on one of 10 included drum kits. Want to play rock beats with brushes? Or heavy metal on a hand drum set? Beatbox the blues? With BeatBuddy, you tell your drummer what to play.
Unlimited Additional Content
Download more songs and drum sets from our ever-expanding Premium Content Library, create your own content with the included PC/Mac software, or discover and share new material on the BeatBuddy Community Forum. With a storage capacity of 3.2 million songs, the possibilities are limitless.
The full color LCD screen displays the beat in real time, making it easy to perfect your timing, improve your rhythm, learn new time signatures, and explore new styles of music.
Keep your MIDI enabled looper, effects and other MIDI devices perfectly in time to the beat with MIDI Sync. BeatBuddy can both control and be controlled by other MIDI Sync-enabled devices.
Create Gig Lists
Put your favorite BeatBuddy content or your own uploaded songs into special folders: “Friday Night Gig”, “Wednesday Coffee House”, “Album in Progress”, for easy and seamless recall.
Drums for Every Musician
Give yourself the power of drums, no matter what you play. No instrument is needed for BeatBuddy to work -- and BeatBuddy works with every instrument. Stereo Inputs enable you to combine your instrument's sound with the BeatBuddy's drums and adjust each sound channel without the need for a mixer.
Official BeatBuddy Footswitch
Get additional control with the Official BeatBuddy Footswitch. Select songs hands-free, tap tempo, add accent hits, and drop the beat -- for even more powerful, realistic live control.
Footswitch not included
BeatBuddy is simple to use, but with all the customizable features, you can delve deep into its power. This is your tool, you decide how it works.
▪ Live control of the beat - Yes
▪ Intuitive controls - Yes
▪ Sound Quality - Ultra-Realistic, Non-Quantized Professional Level 24-bit Sound
▪ Audio channels - True Stereo
▪ LCD Screen - Full Color
▪ Visual Metronome - HD and Full-Screen LCD Color System
▪ Included Songs - 220
▪ Unique fills per song part - 3+
▪ Additional content - Premium Content Library, Included BeatBuddy Manager Software, Holds up to 3.2 Million Songs
▪ Drum sets - Can Play Any Song on Any Drum Set
▪ Compatible with Official BeatBuddy Footswitch - Yes
▪ Create gig lists and custom folders - Yes
▪ Upgradeable capabilities - Yes
▪ Customizable settings - Yes
▪ MIDI Sync - Yes
▪ Headphones Jack - Yes
▪ USB Port - Yes
▪ SD Card - Yes
▪ Dimensions - 5 x 3.4 x 2.5 inches
▪ Can be played with any instrument - Yes
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We do not normally accept returns. This is protection for you as well as for us. We believe when you purchase an instrument or amplifier that is "NEW" it should be NEW! If we accept returns, this would mean that returned item are not "NEW". Of course we realize that sometimes things do not work out for customers, so we take returns on a case by case basis. We are very easy to deal with. Please call the store and ask for George.