My BeatBuddy morphed into a brick last sunday. I was setting it up for return today and Amazon offered me a free replacement at no charge with free shipping. I had to sit back and think because I planned to return it and get something else. The thing is I really like the sounds and since this seemed like the path of least resistance I agreed, send me a new one. Free shipping though is at their discretion so I’ll be waiting for the spring wagon train out of Santa Fe. We’ll give it another go.
When I was in the Navy we had a saying that if you put a sailor in a padded room with a feather and an anvil he will within thirty days find a way to screw up the anvil beyond all usefulness using nothing but a feather. Mil Specs are very demanding and specific to the smallest detail so that military equipment is very nearly idiot proof.
The makers of BeatBuddy need to take a page from that notebook and seriously try to idiot proof this device. I don’t know if I did anything wrong but that’s the problem. What did I do that was wrong and could I have been warned ahead of time? The only one I know of is that you:
- Don’t cut power during a firmware update.
I’m posting this in hopes that everyone who has more cautions will post them and add to the list of commandments. Is there a problem with removing or installing the SD card with power applied? Is there a bug in firmware 1.77? I really liked being able to select songs with midi but it was not reliable. Sometimes she ignored me, (note the gender affix in honor of my wife) other times she would serve up the wrong song. Though my Ipad would display the correct message sent.You can’t have that during a gig. Luckily I haven’t tried this on a gig yet. Still using the Boss DR3.
So if you guys know of another cautions please add them and let’s see if we can get this thing Sailor Proofed (idiot proofed).