Is it possible to make changing the genre and style of drumbeat seamlessly, during a live performance? I just picked up a beat buddy. Not much familiar with using any kind of drum machine but it seems to stop if I change up the beat to a different one.
Hi mindsofmusic, welcome to the forum.
Yes if you have the bigger BeatBuddy (not the mini) you can do what you want by using the BeatBuddy Manager (BBM) software to mix and match the various genres into a single song.
Thanks for the reply. I was hoping to change the beat during improvised performances, in real time. On my RC 300, whenever I want the feel of the drums to change, I simply move the dial to a different random drum beat. I was hoping it would be this simple with the beatbuddy, even if I have to manually go through the settings to select a different genre and style of beat.
The only way I could think of doing this seamlessly would be to create a single song and each part is a different genre. Then use MIDI command CC 113 to transition to any given part at any time.
|CC-113||[1-127]||Starts song transition|
|(Selects the next part)|
|1: Starts transition, will jump to Part 1 on exit|
|2: Starts transition, will jump to Part 2 on exit|
|3: Starts transition, will jump to Part 3 on exit|
|126: Starts transition, will jump to previous part on exit|
|127: Starts transition, will jump to next part on exit|
|Transition will continue looping until value is changed to 0.|
|It is possible to start a song with a transition.|
|0||Quits the transition and go to specified part|
I am assuming that it would support values above 3 (ie 4-125) otherwise this would be limited to 3 parts.
You would need one drumkit to rule them all too, but that should be easy to put together.
The answer is no, we cannot change the beat live at our will without interruption.
Wish we could.