Changing songs in real time continuously

#1

Spent all night playing with the BB after first unboxing :slight_smile: A good sign…

One thing that came to mind as a possible feature improvement is the ability to change songs in real-time. i.e. currently, when I select a pattern(song?) from the tempo knob the current song stops playing upon the selection. I would LOVE to be able to just go from one song to the next and having the beat never stop until I tell it to by pause or double-tap.

At least im able to change drum set sounds in real-time. I’m really hoping this gets implemented soon as well! :mrgreen:

#2

As I see it, you want a way to be able to queue a next song, so that starts after current one ends. This is a very interesting suggestion, and will definitely be looked into.

#3

I agree. I play on the Worship band in my church and just ordered a Beat Buddy. I’m already thinking this would be a nice addition to what sounds like an incredible tool. Being able to seamlessly go into the next song without stopping. Although a workaround until then would be to program the two songs into 1 song file in the beat buddy. Not having the device or manual in front of me limits me to know if this is doable but from what I am reading it looks like it could be done. Make the final transition in the first song be the first transition of the new song. (a new tempo/drum set/time signature)
Moderator, is that possible?

PD

#4

While what you describe is indeed possible (to just throw all songs as parts into one metasong), the tempo won’t get changed on the fly.
I believe this will be definitely looked into (as this is indeed a very very useful feature). But I wouldn’t get my hopes too high to get it in the very first manager software release.

#5

Probably get caught with CPU loading time for the next song causing a timing interruption. I posting a request for auto next song loading. When you double tap to stop then the next song in folder is automatically loaded.

#6

The most lengthy operation is a drum set loading. If two songs share a drumset, there would be almost no load time. But it is a good suggestion to have an option to automatically move on to the next song after you’ve stopped the previous.

#7

It’s taking me 20 to 30 seconds to load song from the same custom gig folder that has a different kit (depending on the sound file complexity). Is this a normal load time?

#8

Different drumsets have different loading times. If that’s a peak value, that sounds about normal (though I’d use a timer to estimate the time a bit more precisely). I usually get at about 12 seconds peak loading times (drumset only).
I have limited experience loading extremely complex songs, but they can indeed add to that.