Thanks for the suggestions everyone. After 4 days of struggling I now have BB Manager running with playable content and Firmware on pedal updated. Saved everything as Project ‘Original Content 1’. Since Mac didn’t show pedal connected by USB cable in Finder, I am inserting SD card into laptop and the physical dimensions of the laptop’s card reader slot cause the lock slider on the SD card to move from open to locked. Persist was correct in that theory. Keeps happening. Need to find way to have pedal recognized by Mac.
I have to say that all this software is NOT plug and play. There are too many steps involved after downloading content. I believe that the software can be made to automatically install content into the BB Manager, or at least “automatically” install and then prompt the user with menu pop-up options such as, Install Songs To Open Project? Install Beats? Save to Open Project/New Project/Other? Seriously, the install process is not easy for me and as I read through the forums, I am not atypical. Sure, some people will get it right away but for those of us that are not as experienced, we should not have to enroll in computer literacy tutorial video college to install the software you require and provide.
Seems to me that more streamlined software is possible and necessary considering target market of this pedal. Remember, make it useable for a complete dummy and you will have made it user friendly. Advanced users will jump right into advanced features but we dummies need the software to hold our hand and walk us through the install, not the other way around. You make us direct the process instead of the process directing us.
Only reason I have hung in there and not sent the pedal back is I like the way it sounds and the potential I imagine for my application. If it wasn’t so desirable, I would have given up after day 2 or 3.
So, now I’m downloading drum, beat, and song packs and hope to get them into the Manager and the Pedal so I can begin, after 4 long days, to use the pedal to play songs on my set list.