Well, last night’s gig went off without a single hitch, at least where the BeatBuddy is concerned. LOL Had a bad mic cable between my Vocalist Live 4 (guitar and my vocals) and mixer, but resolved that after first song. Fortunately I was playing as a duo, so bassist was singing and playing bass while I tried to figure out why my signal was out. :oops:
Besides the great sound, and naturalness of the song performances, all I had to do was make quick tempo adjustments for about 4 songs on the fly - you don’t realize how some tempos get varied to live performances until you try to play the song at actual tempo.
We noticed a few of the random fills felt a little odd for a few songs, but most fit well, granted we were using the stock songs.
For songs that I didn’t want drum intros, I just started song (without muting volume), and perhaps a beat or two played before I hit the Pause footswitch. I just made jokes telling our “drummer” not to be so eager, etc.
The crowd in this particular bar are not really “focused” listeners, so most of the time we’re just background music, BUT… we did have a few people dancing, and that’s a first for us, since we have always played acoustic, sans percussion.
The performance of “Banditos” (The Refreshments) was really fun, even though the stock song didn’t quite match (lots of accents that weren’t there), but it was cool finally being able to play the lead guitar bits. Can’t wait to program that one!
First performance grade: Definitely an A!