BeatBuddy and MIDI Maestro Volume Control Expression Pedal

Hello everyone

My siblings and I bought our dad for
Christmas the MIDI Maestro
Our main reason was so he didn’t have to be bending over to adjust any knobs

How can I control the volume with the expression pedal

Is there any update I need to do?

When I connect the expression pedal
It only Controls the tempo

It would be nice if we could toggle through both


I haven’t used MM, maybe you need to set it.


Long story short is that you can’t. Beatbuddy just doesn’t have that functionality.

However, since you have a Midi Maestro, you can control your volume with it.

Just like van9818 showed up above, use one of these CC’s depending on how you’re connected.

What I’m suggesting is that you set one button to toggle between 90% and 80%, and a second button to toggle between 70% and 60%.

You can also set these values to whatever you like, or even add another button if you wish, but this works pretty great.

You can go from high to low or vice versa within 2 button presses, which to me is even more efficient than an expression pedal (unless you only use your ear and do not try to hit a specific percentage).


Now you can! Controlling BB volume is now fully and easily supported when using the app and a custom mode

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Can any Expression Pedal be used with the Midi Maestro to control BB volume or is there a particular brand that is required.

a TRS one

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I have the latest firm ware installed on my Mini Maestro and have attempted several times to get my expression pedal to use for volume control of the beat buddy. I go through the processes described on the web site, but it never takes. Sugestions?

Hey there,

Consider reaching out to with your issue so they can assist you!

Thanks for reporting