Well… I just received an email from David Packouz, the BeatBuddy’s inventor, and he said he just released his IndieGoGo promo video. Once you watch it, you’ll be able to see for yourself why I’m so excited about this new and upcoming product. Check it out:
Here are some major features of the BeatBuddy:
- Produces 24-bit sound
- Has a MIDI-sync port! This is huge if you use a looper that has MIDI-sync.(I’m in the market for one right now)
- 10 drumsets and over 200 preset songs
- Fully customizable via USB port
- SD card port for extra storage
That’s just a few of the features that have gotten me so excited. I see lots of gear released every year, but most of it doesn’t really move me mainly because they’re vamps on the same or similar theme. Or, even if they are totally cool, lots of times I don’t have a particular application for them. A good example of this are envelope filters. I dig them, but I’ve never had the chance to apply one. On the other hand, the BeatBuddy is something I can use for my solo gigs – of which I do at least 100-150 a year. For me, it’s the one thing that I have been missing, and have been trying to figure out how best to employ some rhythm.
As you will have seen in the video, they’re campaigning for some financial support to get their production off the ground. I don’t know the details for what you get for a particular funding amount, but for me, this is something I’m definitely going to try to contribute to.