I would make use of this for sure.
Haha, I’ll preface what I’m about to say by saying I’m about a month into my Aeros/Beatbuddy/Footswitch+ experience and it’s awesome so far. I’m filled with inspiration and excitement.
What I really want is an all-inclusive Singluar Sound remote app. I stream live music broadcasts, and loop multiple instruments while doing so, which means I’m also not always planted in front of my pedalboard and looper. Being in a performance environment like that means I get a lot of requests—which I tend to take. Therefore, I don’t know what my set list is going to be at the beginning of the show, so simply using the footswitch to go to the next song on the beat buddy won’t always work for me. I might get asked to play Johnny Cash, followed by Bob Marley, followed by That Thing You Do! — that’s a lot of navigation to do with knobs and/or footswitches. And it’s impossible to do hands free without a LOT of loud footswitch clicks.
It’d be great to be able to use a phone or tablet to manage what’s playing on my beatbuddy, as well as toggle tempo and kits, without having to touch anything.
So far, I haven’t gotten into the habit of saving loops—most are deleted between each song performance, but I would love to be able to switch quickly between 6x6, 2x2, and Freeform mode without having to bend down and fiddle with the settings. I know that more hands-free options for the Aeros are in development — it be great to be able to have a Freeform loop setup ready to go at the push of a button.
I think some of this stuff, at least with the beatbuddy, you can do with other apps using beatbuddy as a slave, but I’m not that midi savvy, and I’m just getting into all this, so I might find more efficient ways of setting things up in order to be able to rapidly switch between beat buddy beats and Aeros loops modes on the fly.
For those times when I know exactly what I want to play in my set list, it’s super easy to set that up with the beatbuddy and scroll thru the tunes