A couple of days ago, I received an email talking about a new pedal that a person “invented”. I had some assumptions and it sat in my inbox for a day or two without me opening it. Finally, I figured I would crack it open and most likely delete it, but quickly after reading it, it caught my attention. The email mentioned that the pedal is called aÂ BeatBuddy and basically, it’s a drum machine in a pedal. Now, that isn’t complete new, my Boss RC-3 Loop Station has a rhythm guide with ‘real’ drums. I have to say, that feature is not that great, but nice at times. Either way, I thought I’d learn more and ended up on their official page – http://mybeatbuddy.com/
I watched the video.. and was blown away:
The beats on this were amazing, easily customizable and easy to work with your feet. Solo looping artists are going to love this thing! I was disappointed that you couldn’t purchase it right away, but see that he’s trying to get funding completed to produce the units. They created a indiegogo campaign asking for $75,000, and they’re almost fully funded. If you’re interested in this, you can drop $179 on their first perk which is for a BeatBuddy (500 units available – 350 remaining). The BeatBuddy will sell at a retail price of $349, so this might be a great opportunity to pick one up at a great price.
Let me know what you think by commenting below!