Hello, I am new here, in fact waiting delivery of my new beat buddy to Cambodia where I play solo, duo, and trio on keyboards and bass.
I want to hear the experience of keyboard players with BeatBuddy.
Reading some of the forum, I got worried that several features I expected are not supported - for example playing keyboards, and singing into a mic, I cannot easily see the display on the floor, nor easily bend down to adjust it between songs. So I need display up on the keyboard and the most essential start and stop and fill and transition on the floor - but the external foot pedal cannot be configured for any of these? Er… whyever not?
Recently I use an arranger keyboard, with arrangements switched OFF. I play basslines with my left hand, chords and solos in the right, I just need rhythm with simple piano or piano and bass split, and beat buddy seems ideal so I can dump the bulky array of arrangement controls I never use and go back to a simple quality keyboard without on board rhythm.
Beat Buddy for keyboards, seems obvious, or is it not well designed for keyboard players as some posts here seem to imply? Help me escape the tyrrany of “arranger” keyboards with dodgy intros outros and fills!