It seems to me that with a really, really good sample synth, you could create a vast number of amazing sounding kits. (Rather than recording it all yourself… people have already done that.) Same with the bass and keyboards, although due to the lack of midi notes, you would record chords on the keyboard.
I guess that is what folks are starting to do… you being the most serious at this point it seems.
Having examined a small handful of “songs” it apears that people are not creating parts… just one continuous midi file for the whole song. Kinda defeats the purpose of the beat buddy… If I start making custom songs, I’m going to have distinct parts so if you want to solo over a verse you can.
The other shortfall I see at the moment is that parts must be played sequentially. If your song is IVCVCBVVCVCVCCO, for example, and you want to go back to the bridge in a live moment of inspiration, you can’t. I wonder if with the Maestro they will allow those extra buttons to be assigned to specific parts in the song. THAT would be cool.
So the BB is starting to grow on me… day two of playing around coming up.