No, the artist is not a big name. In fact, he seems to be a lot like me – just a simple solo artist. And that to me is a much more useful demo as opposed to a big name who’d probably only use it in the studio. With Fernando Perdomo, the artist doing the demo, it just feels more real to me because he’s a guy that I imagine would be truly using the BeatBuddy in a variety of venues.
Mind you, the demo is not just some guy performing a song. Singular Sound, the makers of BeatBuddy, also have an inset frame that shows what Fernando is doing during the song. This could even be used as an instructional video.
Anyway, here’s the demo:
I dig what he says at around 4:30 where he asks, “How many great guitarists have you seen that are really great… but they have no rhythm. This is a rhythm trainer…” That’s a really important point that he made. I’ve played with and mentored several young players over the years who’ve got chops that are far more advanced than my own humble chops. And one of the first things I’ve had to teach them was how to maintain their tempo. The BeatBuddy is perfect for that because the tracks are complete songs, not just single loops. So what it’ll help train is maintaining a good tempo in response to changes in a song. I can’t tell you just how invaluable that is!
TRY IT OUT FOR YOURSELF!
David Packouz (Founder) contacted me this morning to say that they will be at NAMM. If you’re going to NAMM this year (I’m jealous if you are as I’m working), the BeatBuddy guys will be in Hall E, Booth 1285. I have to tell you that if I was going to NAMM, this is the first booth I’d go to because of the impact I foresee it will have on my solo act.