Kentster…There are a lot of options. I have a few songs that are pretty complicated in that they have stops, build up transitions, breakdown sections, etc. I am always tweaking as I go here as I try to find ways to make things work better, but I have set up extended intros with a build up into the main groove, I have used “fills” as little extended rhythm changes I can trigger, I have programmed complicated transitions and messed with some outros that need something unique. The pedal itself only really allows you the flexibility to stop, start, start into and outros, trigger “fills” (however you want to design them outside of the pedal itself) and transitions. Using the external switch and can stop and start, trigger my own “click” (or in my case I like either kick or open high hat count using my foot on the switch) and when in stop mode, scroll and move to other folders using the foot switch. It’s cool. When you add in the things the BBM software and external midi map programmer gives you, it’s really an incredible music creation device.
One of the things I really like about this pedal though is the flexibility. I’m not a formula player generally and this pedal allows me to extend solos, return to verses and go back to solos, trigger “breakdowns” for sing alongs and crowd participation, etc. It’s an on the fly device and not just a drum machine or a simple backing track. Plus the drum sounds are good. I’ve tried other things that weren’t. I pretty much stick to 3 standard kits and one that I bought and loaded and I program a lot of my own beats, fills and transitions.
Issues I have: I don’t like a lot of the stock beats–especially the blues shuffles and reggae grooves. But they may work with some that aren’t as crazy particular about that stuff as I am. I also think most of the stock fills and transitions are too busy. But again…that’s me. I make my own pretty quick. Issues solved. That said…learning curve is a tad steep. In a few days though I was up and running.