This is my first post here in the forum. I currently using my Beatbuddy almost everyday for live performance. I’m using a Line 6 POD HD500 to control the tempo and master volume of the Beatbuddy via MIDI.
While it’s an awesome, incredibly straighfoward tool for the solo gigging musician, I’m really missing the possibility to control the intensity of the drums performance. Controlling the master volume live with the PODs expression pedal as I progress through the songs helps a lot with the dynamics, but I started to wonder if there’s a way to actually control the midi velocity of the whole arrangement in real time the way I currently control the master volume.
Anyone already missed this feature? A found a similar request in another tread. Someone found a workaround?
I think a midi filter (in the likes of a DAW midi plugin) would dramatically increase the level of realism of the drum performance as all the drum samples of any kit would become accessible in any song as I adjust this “midi velocity filter”. It could be an overall adjustment, keeping the relative levels of all the drum parts the same, but would sound just like a real drummer playing more softly or loudly. I know that anyone that played a sampled drum kit understand this principle, as with any other virtual instrument.
A possible workaround to this would be sending the midi parts inside the beatbuddy to a DAW, applying the filter there through a midi expression pedal and sending the parts back to beatbuddy to play them. I obviously need the control of every transition and fill as I improvise a lot over the beatbuddy drums. I don’t know if this is possible. Need to check, but I don’t think so as of now.
Anyway, thanks to anyone that could help with this.
Cheers from Brazil,