I have a pair of BeatBuddies – one that is my regular gig pedal, and one that travels in a backpack as a backup. My main pedal is one of the originals, and on Friday, it started behaving badly – not fully opening drum kits (missing cymbals, for example), or stalling completely when loading songs using the “Next Song” function. At the time, I thought it might be the SD card, and, after I swapped it, it more or less behaved as expected (still failed to load cybals from time to time, but I told myself that was an optical illusion.
Then, on Saturday, in the middle of a song, it just stopped dead, and then jumped to a completely different song in another folder. It is POSSIBLE it lost power and/or rebooted, but it was an odd song for it to land on when it came back up. And I never saw the lights go out, so I’m not sure it actually lost power. The rest of my pedalboard – which is powered by same isolated power supply brick – continued to function just fine.
Worth noting that I swapped in the backup, and it ran flawlessly the rest of the night. So I think I have a problem.
Before I even ask about sending it in for repair or replacement, though, I want to reflash the firmware. Problem is, I don’t want to upset what I have going on in the other pedal, and I seem to have deleted the files for the last firmware update I did. So, two questions:
Can I get Firmware V1.9.7 somewhere on the site? Or perhaps someone has it thatvthey could send?
If I do a File/Export from BBM, will that re-up my firmware?
I would ideally like to avoid the stress of updating the software, since 1.9.7 is working just fine for me.