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BeatBuddy MINI 2 Drummer Pedal

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BeatBuddy MINI 2 Drummer Pedal

$199 $149

In Stock – FREE delivery in 5 days if you order before 5:00PM EST (U.S. Only)

2 Year Warranty, Lifetime Support

With the BeatBuddy MINI 2 Drummer Pedal, Use your foot to take full control over your drummer including transitions, fills, intros, and more.

The ergonomic button makes this drummer pedal perfect for playing or jamming out when wearing socks (or barefoot)!

Over 200 styles and samples of professional drummers result in a versatile and organic feeling drum machine.

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Product Description

The BeatBuddy MINI 2 drummer pedal is a more compact and affordable version of the award winning BeatBuddy drummer pedal. It’s 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.

Features

  • High-quality 16-bit sound and samples of professional drummers
  • Same core functionality and samples as the BeatBuddy drummer pedal in a smaller, more affordable package
  • No programming necessary for live, hands-free control of the beat
  • Works with any sound system and any instrument
  • Ergonomic button that’s perfect for jamming or practicing in socks or barefoot

Hear the Award Winning Sound

Functions:

  • Press the pedal to start the beat with an intro fill.
  • Add a fill buy pressing the pedal at any point during a song.
  • Press and hold the pedal to transition to a song’s next part (verse to chorus).
  • Double tap the pedal to end the song with an outro fill.
  • Use the built in visual metronome to keep on the beat.

Included Content:

  • 9 drum sets
  • 24 genres
  • 200+ styles
  • All time signatures

Sound Quality:

  • High-quality 16-bit sound
  • Recordings of professional drummers
  • Use with any sound system including headphones.

Included in the Box:

  • BeatBuddy MINI 2
  • Power adapter

Optional Accessories:

What is a drummer pedal?

The BeatBuddy and BeatBuddy MINI 2 are described with many different terms, including “drum machine pedal”, “beat pedal”, and “drumbeat pedal”, but here at singular sound we like to call them “drummer pedals”. We chose the term “drummer pedal” because the BeatBuddy and BeatBuddy MINI 2 are more than just drum machines with fills, they’re your own personal drummer in a pedal. 🙂

How did you get the BeatBuddy to sound so realistic?

A lot of work went into ensuring that the BeatBuddy was the most realistic sounding drum machine on the market. The very first thing we made sure to do is go straight to the source. Instead of relying on samples from 3rd parties, we recorded professional drummers for our own samples.

We did this because we’re able to utilize multiple velocity playback as a result. See, most drum machines utilize just one sample for each sound, using volume to increase or decrease that single sample. But drums are dynamic and the overtones and attack vary between hits at different velocities. In order to accurately recreate this we had to record samples ourselves. We took the time to record a multitude of velocities, which allows the BeatBuddy to not just play a sample turned down or up, but to play different samples depending on the volume.

But multiple velocity playback isn’t the only factor. We also needed to ensure the BeatBuddy wouldn’t sound robotic, and this was accomplished through non-quantized playback. Quantization is the process of aligning notes perfectly on the beat, and by playing back without quantization, we’re able to more closely recreate the subtle nuances in a rhythm.

The end result is a drum machine that doesn’t just sound amazing, it plays amazing. 

What’s the difference between the BeatBuddy and BeatBuddy MINI 2?

Both the BeatBuddy and BeatBuddy MINI 2 offer the same core functionality and default content. There are however 3 key differences. First, the BeatBuddy MINI 2 can’t load any additional content like the BeatBuddy can.

Second, the MINI 2 utilizes 16-bit sound vs the BeatBuddy’s 24-bit sound. Finally, there is no MIDI functionality in the BeatBuddy MINI 2.

If you want to start controlling a beat live, hands free, right out of the box with no programming necessary, the BeatBuddy MINI 2 is the easiest drum machine you’ll ever get.

What’s the difference between the BeatBuddy MINI 2 and the BeatBuddy MINI Classic?

Both the BeatBuddy and BeatBuddy MINI 2 offer the same core functionality and default content. There are however 4 key differences. First we’ve pushed the hardware on the BeatBuddy MINI 2 to it’s limits to deliver maximum possible sound quality. It’s noticeably better than the now classic BeatBuddy MINI’s sound, but not quite as good as the bigger BeatBuddy.

Second, we doubled the content on the new BeatBuddy MINI 2, giving it over 200 songs while the BeatBuddy MINI classic has only 100.

Third, we added an ergonomic button, perfect for practicing or jamming in socks or while barefoot.  Finally, we reworked the LEDs to make the built in visual metronome more easily seen.

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 2 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). 

Click here to register your BeatBuddy MINI 2’s warranty.

I play acoustic guitar/piano/trumpet/didgeridoo… can I still use the BeatBuddy MINI 2?

Most definitely!  And many users of the BeatBuddy MINI 2 do. You do not need an instrument to be plugged into the BeatBuddy MINI 2 for it to work. The BeatBuddy MINI 2 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 2?

The BeatBuddy and the MINI 2 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 MINI 2 and the warranty does not cover that!

Why Music Schools use the BeatBuddy MINI 2 over backing tracks and metronomes

School of Rock, Taylor Robinson Guitar, and Frost School of Music (University of Miami) use the BeatBuddy MINI 2 instead of backing tracks and metronomes for its ability to help musicians both practice more efficiently and have more fun while doing so!

Practicing with the BeatBuddy MINI 2 feels less like practice and more like a jam session, which means you’ll want to practice more than you ever did with that annoying metronome. Additionally, since you can song parts, add fills, and more you’ll be able to better practice improvising, something you can’t get from a backing track!

BeatBuddy MINI 2 vs BeatBuddy

Both the BeatBuddy and BeatBuddy MINI 2 offer the same core functionality and default content. There are however 3 key differences. First, the BeatBuddy MINI 2 can’t load any additional content like the BeatBuddy can.

Second, the MINI 2 utilizes 16-bit sound vs the BeatBuddy’s 24-bit sound. Finally, there is no MIDI functionality in the BeatBuddy MINI 2.

If you want to start controlling a beat live, hands free, right out of the box with no programming necessary, the BeatBuddy MINI 2 is the easiest drum machine you’ll ever get.

BeatBuddy MINI 2 vs SDrum

When comparing the BeatBuddy MINI 2 to the SDrum there’s only really one area where the SDrum beats the MINI 2: It can sync to Digitech Loopers using JamSync.

But, if you don’t have a Digitech Looper already, the MINI 2 is better than the SDrum in nearly every category. For one, it costs just $149 vs the SDrum’s $199 price tag. It also enables more live control over the beat than the SDrum, which only allows for the switching of song parts.

The SDrum is also limited to guitar only, has no built in visual metronome, only 5 drum sets (vs the MINI 2’s 9 drum sets), and can only store 36 songs. (The BeatBuddy MINI 2 contains 200+)

Lastly, the BeatBuddy MINI 2 supports all time signatures while the SDrum only supports 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures.