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  • This looks interesting... The Beat Buddy

    Well this looks interesting...

    http://mybeatbuddy.com/

    I can see this being a great practice tool and even a "plan B" for those times when your drummer can't make it... hey, it happens some Sundays playing at church! 

    <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">.<br><br><b>MMCQUAIN * Rock, Blues, Christian player</b> * <a href="mailto:mmcquain@mcquain.com">mmcquain@mcquai n.com</a><br><br>Gibson Les Paul Studio 60's Tribute, Breedlove Acoustic/Electric<br><br>Egnater, Dean Markley, D'Addario, various effect pedals<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/mmcquain" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/mmcquain</a> * <a href="http://www.facebook.com/mmcquain" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/mmcquain</a></font></div>

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     I see this as a great tool for solo acts (or duos). Combined live with a looper, and you could sound almost like a band.


    I like the preprogrammability, the minimal size, the SD card slot/usb port and the simpliicity of operation.


    I think, though, I will wait to see their next generation unit features.

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    • bigcatrik
      bigcatrik commented
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      I wonder if the "electronic" kit will be based on the 808 or 909.

       

      It's brave of them to release a limited feature product and open themselves up to "it can't do this" or "it can't do that" (like, for example, "verse, chorus, verse, chorus ... where's the bridge?").

       

      That said, I'd like to see the software.  Even an early alpha version.

       


  • #3

    mmcquain wrote:

    Well this looks interesting...

    http://mybeatbuddy.com/

    I can see this being a great practice tool and even a "plan B" for those times when your drummer can't make it... hey, it happens some Sundays playing at church! 


     

    Hi guys, 

    I'm David Packouz, the inventor of the BeatBuddy.  I'd love to hear all of your comments/suggestions.

     

    Thanks for posting and spreading the word!

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    • #4

      We're almost ready to start our crowd funding campaign. But we'd like to include in the video some clips of musicians, like yourself, talking about how much you want the BeatBuddy.

      So, we're announcing a contest to win a FREE BeatBuddy!

      Rules:

      1. Post a Youtube video on our Facebook page (facebook.com/myBeatBuddy) of yourself talking about how much you want the BeatBuddy and what you plan to do with it.

      2. Include the line 'I want my BeatBuddy' somewhere in the video -- this is one the parts we will use in our crowd funding video, so say it with enthusiasm :-)

      3. In the 'About' section of the Youtube video, put your name, city, instrument(s) you play, and your band's name and website, if any -- so we can credit you if we use your clip. Also put in the 'About' section: "To learn more about the BeatBuddy, visit myBeatBuddy.com"

      4. If possible, make the video 1080p resolution -- or as close to it as you can, and use good lighting so your video looks nice.

      5. At the end of the video, tell your friends they should check out the BeatBuddy at myBeatBuddy.com

      6. Put "BeatBuddy: Drum machine pedal" in the title.

      7. Keep the video less than 2 minutes long.

      8. Whoever has the most video views by Wednesday, April 30 at 12pm Eastern Standard Time, will win a FREE BeatBuddy (free shipping too!) and be one of the first people to receive it.

      Our crowd funding campaign will start shortly after the contest ends.

      Thanks again for your interest and support! And good luck!

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      • daddymack
        daddymack commented
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        David, thanks, got the e-mail the other day. :robot:


        On the topic of 'crowd-funding', are you going at this as 'shares', pre-ordering or a 'Kickstarter' type approach? I am always curious about ways people find to raise project capital outside the 'normal' channels. [I also moderate the 'Inside the Music Business' forum here]


        If you don't feel comfortable answering here, you can PM me and we can discuss it offline.


    • #5

      Congrats David... 15 hours and you've raised $70K of your $75K goal already. I'm just waiting on a check to clear and I'll be ordering mine (hope I make it before the price increase). And for those of you who haven't seen it yet, here's the crowd funding page to get the BeatBuddy into production:

      http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/beatbuddy-the-first-guitar-pedal-drum-machine

      <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">.<br><br><b>MMCQUAIN * Rock, Blues, Christian player</b> * <a href="mailto:mmcquain@mcquain.com">mmcquain@mcquai n.com</a><br><br>Gibson Les Paul Studio 60's Tribute, Breedlove Acoustic/Electric<br><br>Egnater, Dean Markley, D'Addario, various effect pedals<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/mmcquain" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/mmcquain</a> * <a href="http://www.facebook.com/mmcquain" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/mmcquain</a></font></div>

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      • daddymack
        daddymack commented
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        I've been following this all along, nd got my order in at 8:05 Monday morning (I know that is just yesterday for you guys, but this is Wednesday here...). I also was impressed that David raised his goal [$75k] in under 24 hours...says a lot for having the right product and the right following for a kickstarter campaign. I am looking forward to getting my BeatBuddy when they get them built!


    • #6

      Great meeting David P. at today's Orlando Guitar Show (http://www.guitarexpo.net).  I also met his brother (they look alike and I was confused - LOL).  He was showing off the prototype of the BeatBuddy - the world's first drum machine guitar pedal - I've held it in my hands and it is COOL!!!!!!  His crowd-funding campaign has been a tremendous success (over $200K raised so far) and there is still time to order your pedal (shipping later this spring) at the same discounted price as many retailers will be paying for it (i.e., save like $150 off the retail price and be one of the first to own/use one).  I can't say enough good things about how long-overdue I think this concept (and NO, I'm not being paid to say it - LOL).  Congrats to David on his invention and his success getting this thing up and running!!!  Be sure to check out his website for complete details:  http://www.mybeatbuddy.com

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    • #7

      mmcquain wrote:

      Well this looks interesting...

      http://mybeatbuddy.com/

      I can see this being a great practice tool and even a "plan B" for those times when your drummer can't make it... hey, it happens some Sundays playing at church! 


      If John Lennon had one of these, there would be only one Former Beatle alive today.

      Glad he didn't, but this looks like a great practice tool!

       

      www.soundcloud.com/alamojoe

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      • Smilin' Bob
        Smilin' Bob commented
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        If it's computer interface in Mac-compatible, I'm gonna order one!

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