Singular Sound BeatBuddy Drum Machine Pedal

Stompbox-sized Drum Machine with 10 Drum Kits, 21 Styles, 200 Songs, LCD Color Screen, MIDI I/O, and Headphone Jack
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A Drum Machine in a Stompbox

Take hands-free control of your drum machine with the Singular Sound BeatBuddy drum machine pedal. This compact and innovative drum machine is completely controllable with just a tap of your foot. It's loaded with 200 songs covering 21 different styles, including rock, country, jazz, blues, and more. Perfect for one-man bands, singer/songwriters, practices, and more, the BeatBuddy is easy to use and sounds great since it uses actual recordings and loops of real drummers. Take your playing to the next level with the Singular Sound BeatBuddy drum machine pedal.

8 new firmware updates for 2017

Not convinced you need a BeatBuddy in 2017? Here are some firmware updates that may change your mind:

  1. Settings Menu help system ("?") — Because who has time to read the manual when you wanna rock?
  2. Run from an external footswitch — Keep the BeatBuddy at eye level while using an external footswitch (sold separately) for loops, fills, and transitions. Everything BeatBuddy's onboard switch could do, an external switch can now control.
  3. New accent options — Have a one-shot you like? Now you can use it across all songs and parts, and configure its level for subtler or more obvious accents.
  4. Higher polyphony — 64 simultaneous instruments (increased from 24) means richer, fuller backing tracks.
  5. Bigger bass — Drum sets that include bass now sound fatter and more alive.
  6. Fill finessing — Now you can set drum fills to begin an 1/8th or 1/4 note after you press the switch, for smoother transitions.
  7. Delayed post-fill loop start — For more true-to-life drumming, BeatBuddy delays its loop start MIDI messages until after fills have completed.
  8. Bug fixes across the board — A host of bug fixes for 2017 make the BeatBuddy more rock solid than ever.

Big drums from a compact pedal

Get big-sounding, stylistically correct drum beats with the Singular Sound BeatBuddy drum machine pedal. Choose from 10 different drum kit sounds and over 20 music genres, including rock, blues, jazz, pop, Latin, metal, funk, punk, reggae, country, Brazilian, and many more. Take it from the Sweetwater crew — BeatBuddy has pretty much any style you're looking for. You can even choose odd time signatures, such as 5/4, 7/8, and others. This robust and easy-to-use drum machine is ideal for practicing, writing songs, and even gigging.

Control beats, fills, and transitions with your foot

Drum machines are great tools, but many of them are tough to use in a live situation. Singular Sound designed the BeatBuddy with a control scheme that is easy to understand and execute onstage while playing. Its single footswitch lets you start the song, insert drum fills that change each time, transition to different parts of the song, end the song, and more. Controlling a drum machine has never been easier. And with the optional 2-button footswitch, you can add accent hits, pause the drummer, scroll through songs, tap tempo, and more. Singular Sound's BeatBuddy lets you control every facet of your drummer with the tap of your toe.

Create custom content with ease

Creating custom content is easy on the Singular Sound BeatBuddy. You can use the BeatBuddy Manager software to combine beats, fills, and transitions to create custom songs. You can also upload General MIDI files of beats that you have programmed. BeatBuddy also supports WAV files for drum set sounds.

Singular Sound BeatBuddy Drum Machine Pedal Features:

  • A completely controllable drum machine in a compact stompbox
  • Play along with 200 songs in 21 genres using recordings of real drummers
  • Choose from 10 different drum kits for your ideal sound
  • Easy-to-use footswitch control lets you start, stop, insert fills, transition, and more
  • Large LCD screen indicates the beat and section of the song
  • Headphone jack for silent practicing
  • Music genres include rock, blues, jazz, pop, Latin, metal, funk, punk, reggae, country, hip-hop, R&B, techno, world, beatboxing, Brazilian, pop brushes, marching, Motown, oldies, and drum and bass
  • Drum kit sounds include standard, rock, metal, brushes, jazz, Latin, hand drum, electronic dance, electronic ethereal, and voice
  • MIDI I/O for control and sync functions
  • Create your own songs with the included BeatBuddy Manager software

Additional Media

BeatBuddy Drum Machine Pedal User Manual
Singular Sound BeatBuddy Drum Machine Pedal Demo
BeatBuddy Updates to v1.85, adds Sobriety
BeatBuddy Manager Updated for Mac and PC
Singular Sound BeatBuddy Review by Daniel Fisher

Tech Specs

Inputs 2 x 1/4" (Input), 1 x 1/4" (Footswitch)
Outputs 2 x 1/4" (Output), 1 x 1/8" (Headphones)
USB Mini-B
Manufacturer Part Number BeatBuddyUSA

Customer Reviews

4/5
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5/5

Easiest Drum Machine on the Planet

This thing is incredible. The sounds are fantastic, it is unbelievably easy to use, has great MIDI controls (I synced mine to start with my Boss looper) and tons of extra content available on the Premium Content Library (where they have frequent coupons and everything is already REALLY cheap). I haven't used the software much other than to load my Premium Content Library purchases, and I was able to do that fairly easily using the online resources. If you need help with anything, the Singular Sound guys are great and will definitely help you out. They also take suggestions to heart and have already updated the BeatBuddy's firmware several times, so it will continue to get more awesome over time!
Music background: Bassist & Guitarist
5/5

BeatBuddy Drum Mashine Pedal

Awesome! I will recommend to my musicians friends!
5/5

this is awesome

I bought this when it was being developed in the initial stages of being funded for a very good price then waited in anticipation for the device to be built and delivered. All I can say is you need this it is awesome just watch the videos on you tube you will become a believer the first minute of using no learning curve just plug it in and play
Music background: hobbyist 50 years
5/5

A drummer I can practice with

A little pricey but easily replaces any other drum machine out there. Simple easy to use features. Highly recommend this over other drum machines.
5/5

Beat Buddy is Awesome

I purchased mine during the Kick Start Program and been using it since last October. Ive owned a couple drum machines and have used a keyboard for drum tracks prior to the BB. The BB saves time programming beats with its pre loaded kits and simple to use as a foot pedal. Works great with the Pigtronix Infinity looper. Great tool for practice and solo musicians, buskers,and for any small group. I'm 59 yo, been playing since 12. I prefer playing solo now at my age. With the BB I have a drummer, the Infinity Looper for my rythm, chorus and fills, and a Digitech Element XP for octave effects for the bass lines plus other effects I'm still exploring. And it all fits on my Pedaltrain Mini. Get a BB and you'll love it.
Music background: Musician
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