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Use your foot to take full control over your drummer including transitions, fills, intros, and more.
Compact size makes the BeatBuddy MINI the perfect companion for practicing or jamming.
Over 120 styles and samples of professional drummers result in a versatile and organic feeling drum machine.
The BeatBuddy MINI is a more compact and affordable version of the award winning BeatBuddy drummer pedal. The MINI is used by School of Rock, Taylor Robinson Guitar, Frost School of Music (University of Miami), and more as a tool for efficient and engaging practice.
The ability to play along with beats sampled from professional drummers and control them with nothing but your feet will help you improve your musical talent faster than ever before. And the fun you’ll be having along the way will keep you coming back for more.
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What’s the difference between the BeatBuddy and BeatBuddy MINI?
Both the BeatBuddy and BeatBuddy MINI offer the same core functionality: hands-free control of the beat. There are however 4 key differences. First, the BeatBuddy MINI can’t load any additional content like the BeatBuddy can.
Second, the BeatBuddy MINI features about half of the default content that is on the BeatBuddy. It also utilizes 16-bit sound vs the BeatBuddy’s 24-bit sound. Finally, there is no MIDI functionality in the BeatBuddy MINI.
If you want to start controlling a beat live, hands free, right out of the box with no programming necessary, the BeatBuddy MINI is the easiest drum machine you’ll ever get.
What’s the difference between songs, kits, styles, and beats?
The term song refers to the multiple verses, transition beats, fills, etc. that you control. We chose this term because each song is made up of several individual beats. Sometimes you’ll hear other people (or us!) referring to songs as styles or beats, and most people know what you mean by that, but the official term is song.
Can I record my album with it? Do I need to pay any royalties?
Feel free to use the BeatBuddy MINI in any which way you like! Use it for recording an album, use it live, use it to create music that you sell, anything you want. It is all royalty-free, you don’t have to pay us a dime. We would appreciate it though if you listed us as your drummer in your album credits, though. 🙂
What’s your return policy?
From the date of delivery, you have a full 60 days to try out any of our products. If at any point within that time period you want to return them, email us and we will provide you instructions on where to send it. Once received, we will issue you a full refund on your purchase to the original payment source used.
What’s your warranty and what does it cover?
The warranty is a full two year warranty. This covers any innate manufacturing defects and any other issue that seems to have been caused by a factor outside your control. If there is any issue, we will either repair or replace your unit (at our option) free of charge, as long as the issue being dealt with is within the terms of the warranty and the relevant time span. Technical issues that aren’t covered are ones that are due to obvious negligence, such as connecting the BeatBuddy to too high a voltage of a power supply, dropping it in water, etc. (basically anything that someone with common sense wouldn’t do).
I play acoustic guitar/piano/trumpet/didgeridoo… can I still use the BeatBuddy MINI?
Most definitely! And many users of the BeatBuddy MINI do. You do not need an instrument to be plugged into the BeatBuddy MINI for it to work. The BeatBuddy MINI is incorporated with many performers’ setups, and we continuously receive amazing feedback from them on how much it adds to their performances.
What kind of power supply can I use with the BeatBuddy MINI?
The BeatBuddy and the MINI are compatible with any adapter that meets these specs: 9 volt, center negative, and a minimum of 300 mA. Do NOT use an adapter with higher voltage, otherwise you will fry your BeatBuddy and the warranty does not cover that!
|Live Control of the Beat||Fills, transitions, accent hits, and drum breaks||Limited to switching song parts||Fills, transitions, accent hits, and drum breaks||Limited to switching song parts|
|Compatible Instruments||Any Instrument||Guitar only||Any Instrument||Guitar Only|
|Included Content||10 drum sets, 200+ songs, and 24 genres||12 genres with 12 styles in each genre (must create your own songs)||9 drum sets, 100+ songs, and 24 genres||5 drum sets, no songs (must create your own, stores up to 36 songs)|
|Additional Content||Up to 3.2 million songs and 300+ drum sets||None||None||None|
|Companion Editing Software||Included. Download cover songs or create your own||None||None||None|
|Time Signatures||Any time signature||3/4 and 4/4 only||3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/8, and 7/8||3/4 and 4/4 only|
|MIDI Sync||Full Standard MIDI support||None||None||JamSync to Digitech loops only|