Hey guys, we have come to a crossroads on this feature for our upcoming Autopilot update, so we wanted to make a poll and see what was most useful to you.
In case you haven’t heard yet, the next BeatBuddy feature update will have a highly requested feature: Autopilot mode.
In essence, this mode allows you to pre-program the BeatBuddy using the BeatBuddy Manager to playback a song exactly how you need it to without having to tap more than once. Basically, any song in your Project file can be turned into a one-press song! Automate, fills, transitions, and the outro. This mode can also be enabled/disabled on the BeatBuddy menu, and will only affect songs that have been made to work with Autopilot.
A pause/unpause will start the song part from the beginning
A manual transition will end the current song part and move you to the next song part (as it already does)
A manual fill can be used to both play a fill and extend the part to play from the beginning again.
The feature in question is the manual tap to play a fill/extend the song part. This is to allow manual repetition of the current part while on autopilot. Fills should normally be pre-programmed, and so it would be unlikely you would need to play any fills manually other than to start a repetition.
The choices are:
- The BeatBuddy will start the repeat of the main loop at the next measure.
For example, if on measure 5 of 8 and you tap the main footswitch, the main loop starts over on measure 1 on the next measure.
- The BeatBuddy will start the main loop again once the main loop elapses once fully.
For example, if on measure 5 of 8 and you tap the main footswitch, the main loop starts over after it plays through measure 8.
- Tap to replay the main loop at the next measure
- Tap to repeat main loop at the end of main loop length