I’ve been writing my own patterns in the BeatBuddy Manager software and have had decent luck by copying existing patterns and editing them. However, one thing is mystifying to me.
Sometimes when I create a fill or transition pattern, the BeatBuddy either plays the transition twice or it will drop the sound from the first beat of the new pattern is it plays my transition fill.
It’s not clear to me how the BeatBuddy is interpreting my fill. What is the best way to create a drum fill part where I want a cymbal hit on the downbeat of the pattern that it is transitioning to? How does the BeatBuddy know when my fill/transition is a half/bar only when I can’t specify less than 1 bar in lenght for any pattern. It’s all a sort of trial and error exercise for me with no way to really understand how the BeatBuddy interprets fill patterns and aligns them into the pattern that it is transition from/to. Any insight into this would be welcome. I’m struggling with an ad-hoc approach and want to understand a better way to do this.