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BeatBuddy Drummer Pedal

BeatBuddy Drummer Pedal

$299.00

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

2 Year Warranty, Lifetime Support

Control intros, outros, fills, transitions, verse, and chorus sections using only your foot.

Studio quality, 24-bit samples and non-quantized, multiple velocity playback results in a human sound.

Over 200 songs, 24 genres, and 10 drum sets out the box, with room for up to 3.2 million more songs.

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Product Description

The BeatBuddy is a drum machine in a stompbox, or a drummer pedal for short. We’ve meticulously recorded professional drummers and paired their samples with an algorithm that results in the best sounding drum machine you’ve ever heard.

In addition to being the most realistic drum machine on the market, it’s also the easiest drum machine to use. There’s no fussing around with sequencers and controlling the beat during a live performance is as easy as stomping on the pedal to add fills, transitions, and outros.

Features

• Studio-quality 24-bit sound with true stereo audio
• 220+ styles, 24 diverse genres, and 10 unique drum sets
• No programming necessary for live, hands-free control of the beat
Works with any sound system and any instrument
Unleash the full potential with room for up to 300 drum sets and 3 million songs

Hear the Award Winning Sound

Functions:

  • Press the pedal to start the beat using an intro fill, count in, or immediate start.
  • Add a fill by 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:

Additional Content:

  • Add up to 3 million songs
  • Add up to 300 drum sets
  • Download from the Premium Library
  • Create with free software
  • Share on the forum

Sound Quality:

  • Studio-grade 24-bit sound
  • Award-winning samples
  • True stereo
  • Non-quantized (feels human, not mechanical)
  • Recordings of professional drummers
  • Use with any sound system including headphones.

Included in the Box:

  • BeatBuddy
  • SD card with included content
  • USB cable
  • Power adapter

Optional Accessories:

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Antonie Botha
Antonie Botha
2018-10-12T08:31:02+0000
Great drum pedal and versatility!
Gerardo Hernandez
Gerardo Hernandez
2018-09-23T17:04:55+0000
The Beatbuddy is a amazing tool for practice and live performances. Singular Sound keeps their product updated and really listens to their customer base about what they should fix or improve. They provide great customer service as well. Great people, great idea and great products.
Jose Morales
Jose Morales
2018-09-14T00:41:38+0000
excelent drum Machine pedal
Victor Tarassov
Victor Tarassov
2018-07-11T17:50:14+0000
I originally purchased one of the Beat Buddies b/4 they came out and was disappointed with the original release. However I’ve been hearing good things on the Beat Buddy on FB and You Tube and thought I should give it another try. Man am I glad I did. The sounds, functionality, ease of use/navigation, color tempo screen, additional content (Cajon & Flamenco) are wonderful. Thanks Singular Sound. It worked for 30min now it’s not working right. It looks like if you run two Tip Ring Left and right out to a TRS Cable for a stereo input the pedal dose not work right causing the cymbals to latch to tempo. The fix was just run two TR cables separate out to the mixer.
Josiah Garrett
Josiah Garrett
2018-05-30T18:43:02+0000
The Beat Buddy has completely transformed my practice routine and my creative process! As a content creator, I love having immediate access to all these great drum sounds. I use to waste 15, 20 minutes building a drum beat in a DAW for my videos, lessons, and general practice. But now all i have to do is turn on the Beat Buddy 😀 10/10
Antonio Morejon
Antonio Morejon
2018-05-23T00:07:20+0000
I just got my Best Buddy mini and the foot switch and I love them. I have been a performer since the 70’s under the stage name or Tony More and I wish that I had this great device.
Хара Салчин Херцеговачки
Хара Салчин Херцеговачки
2018-04-16T02:27:51+0000
The BeatBuddy is my best buddy for years now. My band and myself relies on it so much that we wouldn’t exist without it.
Tim Doyle
Tim Doyle
2018-04-05T12:27:31+0000
Best purchase I’ve made in years…..and I OWN a music store! (And no, we don’t sell BBs)
Samuel Jie
Samuel Jie
2018-03-27T04:21:24+0000
The best drum machine. I like it
Argo Mar
Argo Mar
2018-03-01T13:29:00+0000
Fantastic tool. jam, creative, improvement, duets
Michel Bérubé
Michel Bérubé
2018-02-28T17:45:16+0000
I play guitar since 40 Years and I just discover the Beat Buddy Mini, WOW! Now i am not alone. Thank you!
David Markovich
David Markovich
2018-02-20T14:18:23+0000
Solid team behind this company – I can see why they’ve been nothing but a sucess.
Scott Thibeault
Scott Thibeault
2018-02-16T12:14:43+0000
Just started using The BeatBuddy Mini..such a great tool..love it ! I was asked to post some of my tunes on this site..but I can’t find a place to post them..help..sending peace to all!
Butch Adkins
Butch Adkins
2018-02-07T15:50:06+0000
As a schooled drummer I’ve always used a metronome. Now that I’m studying bass, this is perfect for practice and just having fun !!! Impressed the whole family !!! Love it 🙂
Geri Blount
Geri Blount
2018-02-07T11:52:23+0000
I have had my BeatBuddy just a few weeks and I can tell you as a musician, singer songwriter, and a woman who is not technically savvy…who has tried just about every drum machine or drum gadget out there this is absolutely the best! When I first saw BB of course I was skeptical and the price kept me away. However, after ordering and returning other cheaper and not so user-friendly products that sounded like tin cans I finally bit the bullet and ordered my BeatBuddy. Like anything else you have to be dedicated and learn the process which I am still learning. Singular Sound has excellent customer service and the BeatBuddy Forum is a wonderful community of folks who are happy to help. After performing in bands since the 1990’s I went solo three years ago. Since I prefer live music and don’t use background tracks I use my harmonizer and “BB” which has now taken my performances to another level. Like Linda Ronstadt sang “you and I dance to the beat of a different drum”…I’ve got my DIB (drummer in a box)! I love you “BB”!
Tony DeVito
Tony DeVito
2018-01-27T18:33:56+0000
Changed my mind. Turns out the used one I bought on guitar center was bad, I wish I hadn’t wasted hours and 3 different SD cards on it. Just took this out of the box and it sounds fantastic.I wish I could mess with it all day, but it’s too late to call in sick to work now.Our drummer can spend all the “quality time with his wife and kids” he wants now.
Jürgen Magar
Jürgen Magar
2018-01-09T20:35:05+0000
The first drum pedal/instrument I can really work with and jam with my friends.I use both versions .. the Mini for easy praticing and the BB when having bass and organ acompany via SD card. This works perfect for me. I can also work from my PC for checking the song files before copying.5 ***** stars.
Philip Miskelly
Philip Miskelly
2017-11-24T15:29:58+0000
Can’t understand why all the main music shops in the UK don”t stock this product, it”s a revelation.Mind you I suppose their drum sales would suffer!
Damian Garra
Damian Garra
2017-10-20T02:31:43+0000
Un gran compañero para improvisar y loopear. Muy completo y versátil.
Wayne Dean
Wayne Dean
2017-09-25T22:23:44+0000
I use mine to record and i love it and i use it every day
Kevin Roberts
Kevin Roberts
2017-09-19T07:44:51+0000
I play in a band, but at least 6 times a year or so i get booked to play a private birthday party or something alone. I always dreaded these gigs because 1 man and 1 acoustic guitar…. I sweated sometimes to finish the night. With the beat buddy everything is different! I have lots of beats with bass, some are one push, and some are fully improvisationally set up… the sky is the limit! I play almost anything.. acoustic, electric, … like so many say, GAME CHANGER!Thanks!
Виктор Герасимов
Виктор Герасимов
2017-09-18T13:37:05+0000
Информативная страница, актуальная информация о продукции компании, обновления ПО.
Myson Webster
Myson Webster
2017-09-17T17:48:10+0000
I love my Beat Buddy. Just sounds so good and I’m only playing with the installed songs-I’ve not even tried the software/arranger yet. However, I had a Digitech FX3 switch pedal. Three buttons really help. It does even more than two buttons-it’s one higher, innit?!
Steve Hardesty
Steve Hardesty
2017-08-25T18:07:01+0000
When I first bought the Beat Buddy and the Pedal….I was pleased but still saw many short comings as far as using it live….now that I have finally dived in and really researched the best ways to use it and am now downloading other kits and beats, this thing is EXACTLY what I was looking for….I am now using it with my trio/ duo/ single shows and loving it. people can not believe how good it sounds! Neither can I. I love it!
Ty Howard
Ty Howard
2017-08-19T12:48:43+0000
An amazing practice tool. As a bonus, it won’t drink all your beer or have your studio smelling like feet.
Marco Russo
Marco Russo
2017-07-18T03:40:31+0000
My musician life has changed with BeatBuddy ����
Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens
2017-07-03T19:42:33+0000
Amazing product with realistic drum sounds! A must have for any musician! Makes playing the guitar more fun!
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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.

It also 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 perform live, create your own content, download additional content, and have an ear for studio-grade sound quality, there is no drum machine on the market as awesome as the BeatBuddy.

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.

What songs/styles can the BeatBuddy play?

Here are all of the default songs on the BeatBuddy.

Can I record my album with it?  Do I need to pay any royalties?

Feel free to use the BeatBuddy 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’s warranty.

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

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

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 and the warranty does not cover that!

Do you release updates and new features for the BeatBuddy? Where do I get them?

Yes, we do. The frequency varies, but it’s usually once every few months. Every update is in the form of a firmware upgrade which is simply a matter of just placing some files on your SD card and giving it 10 seconds to update. Every update will come with a changelog, and if you are subscribed to our newsletter, you should receive a notification by email once an update is ready.

We plan on making the firmware update process automatic via our free software, so the simple process will be even simpler! 🙂

BeatBuddy vs SDrum

When comparing the BeatBuddy to the SDrum there’s only really one area where the SDrum has an edge: price. The SDrum retails for $199 while the BeatBuddy costs $299. But as you’ll see here, the extra costs is worth it.

The BeatBuddy is better than the SDrum in nearly every category. First and foremost, it 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, and can only store 36 songs. The BeatBuddy by contrast comes with 200+ songs, 10 drum sets, and the ability to load up to 3.2 million more songs, and 300+ drum sets. We even provide the free companion software so that you can create your own custom content for your BeatBuddy!

Additionally, the BeatBuddy supports all time signatures while the SDrum only supports 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures. But, it doesn’t end there. The BeatBuddy has full standard MIDI support while the SDrum can only use JamSync to sync up with Digitech loopers only.

BeatBuddy vs 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 perform live, create your own content, download additional content, and have an ear for studio-grade sound quality, there is no drum machine on the market as awesome as the BeatBuddy.

Why music schools use the BeatBuddy over backing tracks and metronomes

School of Rock, Taylor Robinson Guitar, and Frost School of Music (University of Miami) use the BeatBuddy 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 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 change song parts, add fills, and more you’ll be able to better practice improvising, something you can’t get from a backing track!