I’m not sure there is a definitive guide for the BeatBuddy Manager (BBM) software that shows you the “what, how and why” to get things done in the BBM. I realize you have asked for a written text guide but the next best thing I can offer is to view the tutorials listed in Psalm40’s signature: http://forum.mybeatbuddy.com/index.php?members/psalm40.87/ Once you’ve viewed those, there are several other tutorials offered here on the forum by Guitar Stu, BeatBuddy Worship and Phil Flood. These are very good and are text-based but they don’t really cater to new-to-the BeatBuddy users.
It would be nice to have a written tutorial from “soup-to-nuts” that walks a user through every step of using the BBM software e.g., download, install, load premium content, purpose and limitations of the MIDI Editor, creating content (beats/songs and drum sets), project management and etc. Oh yeah—it probably wouldn’t hurt to explain the differences between default (multi-part) content and one-press content (that was probably never in the BB creator’s minds and thus never really supported by the makers of the BB system).
While I understand that it’s easier to create video “how-to’s” than creating and updating written content, Singular Sound seems to prefer the video method rather than to provide and to sustain text-based user guides (admittedly more time-consuming and costly—especially for a small company) that are informative and genuinely helpful. Many users prefer to have written content to reference instead of having to FF or rewind thru a Youtube video (which works for the other half of users).
So where does this leave new users? They have to grind through the forum searching and reading for content that may or not answer their questions. The forum is a great resource and users will go out of their way to help you when you’ve made the effort to wade thru the material here on the forum and have made an effort to learn and then ask questions when they get stuck.