The pedal you see to the left is called the BeatBuddy, and it ain’t even out yet! But the damn thing’s so cool that I couldn’t keep my mouth shut about it. This is a drum machine with over 200 beat patterns built in. But at the press of the switch and/or an optional footswitch, you can add fills, change to a chorus beat, and even do an ending fill!
I have to admit that when I first saw the email from the maker, David Packouz, I treated it like many of the gear announcements I get on a regular basis. I put it aside until I could have some time to take a good look at the materials they sent thinking, “Ho-hum, more gear…” 99% of the time, it’s nothing special. But when I took the time to view their promotional video (sorry, it was a draft, and they asked me not to repost it), by the end of the video, I knew that this was something I needed to have.
They will be launching a campaign to help finance production on IndieGoGo on December 16 at 11:00 am EST. That’s when you’ll get the full rundown of what this thing can do.
For me, after watching the promotional video, I was thinking that as a solo artist, this is exactly what I’ve been missing. I could get plenty of mileage out of something like this! One thing I was thinking was that I’d have to practice with this enough so I could use it with my looper as well. That way I could play this along with my looper and play leads over a loop AND a beat! That would be freakin’ awesome! But I’m probably getting ahead of myself. First these guys have to get funded… I’m game. I’ll probably contribute!
Anyway, I’ll be posting more as I know. Stay tuned!