New BeatBuddy Firmware (2.7.0 "The Tempo Update")

Anthony - thanks. I did find that it goes away if you start the song, but under certain conditions it’s very important for me to confirm which song I’m on!


Greetings from The Netherlands, and thanks Singularsound, for this usefull firmware update !
Maybe in a future update it’s possible when you double tap for the end of the song, you can choose a 2 - 4 or 8 bar fadeout .
At this time i’m using a volume pedal, but then you need a sharp coordination…
Another BIG wish is a simple internal ambience/reverb function so you can use dry samples, and add reverb when needed, depending on the location ( saves drumkit memory too) but for this time, i like my BB very, very much

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I use Midi command in forScore to select Beat, Set Tempo, Drumset and Start. This leaves The TEMPO Big Screen on. Very distracting. Is there a midid command to turn it off

Not at the moment, this is a bug we’re aware of that should be fixed next version.

Upgraded to 2.7.0 and now the pedal when powering up cues up the last song that was used. In the previous firmware the main list of song categories would display on power up. Is this an undocumented change or do I have something else going on. I looked through the settings quickly and didn’t see anything related to how to change how the BB boots up.
If this is indeed a change of how it boots, can I revert to v2.04 without a problem?

Don’t know if it’s an intended change but if you can’t get used to it, you can revert to the previous f/w version. The process is the same as for updating—copy all 5 files to the top level of the card and allow the pedal to complete the update process. You might have to reset your pedal settings again, though.

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Weird… reloaded up the v2.04 f/w and it still loads the last loaded song rather than showing the folders like it used to. Is the last loaded song the normal boot for others here?
I can get used to it, but bothered me more that it’s doing something different that it didn’t do that way prior to the upgrade. I did like having the folders show first, rather than having to back track out of a song to go to a different song when booting up the BB.

My beat buddy aways boots up to the last song played. I haven’t updated yet.

I tested 2.0.4 on several SD cards and each one powers up to the last song that was playing.

I tried a bunch of stuff to try and replicate the boot to folders and I can only think that somehow when I originally did the 2.04 update something didn’t take quite right and the last song wasn’t retained.

There is a folder called PARAMS, which contains two INI files. One defines the firmware used and the footswitch setup and the other retains the last song loaded. Interestingly if I delete the TEMP.INI file from the card the BB will create a new TEMP.INI file and even does so if the card is locked which surprised me. If I make the TEMP.INI a ‘read only’ file the BB creates another TEMP file with an extension like .IN~ .

It’s just a change I’ll have to get used to :slight_smile:



Tried to update and I’ve bricked my beat buddy!

Won’t power up. I’ve tried wiping the
memory card and downloading the default files. Deleted the manager and reinstalled.

Manager works, and files are there for the virtual beat buddy on my Mac, but the pedal won’t power up. Tried everything I can find in this forum.

Man, I knew I should have left well enough alone, but I tried the update.

Now I’m stuck, and been at it all afternoon.

Power sources have all checked out, getting power inside the pedal. Won’t boot up.

HELP! Please!

Follow the instructions for the Mac from the link above. If you can’t get it to work, you’ll have to contact

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

Thanks, I’ll give it a shot.

This is from the BB instruction manual, but thought it may be worthwhile putting it here for those that forgot the instructions were there like I did. It should have been included with the first post announcing the f/w update, a link to, or as a ‘readme’ file with the zip download.

• Once you have downloaded the firm ware, unzip the file.
• You will see 5 files: app, app.bin, boot. bin, MLO, and MLO.bin.
• Insert SD Card directly into your
• Drag the contents of the firmware
folder directly onto the SD Card (the first
window when opening the SD card drive on your computer).
• If you are prompted to skip or replace certain files with identical names, click Replace.
• After the files are transferred,
insert the SD card into your
unplugged BeatBuddy.
• Once the SD card is in, power the
BeatBuddy on. Let the firmware
upgrade take place (~20-30 seconds).

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I am surprised that the announcement did not mention the introduction of the cut time and double time options for foot switch buttons. I don’t recall seeing those options prior to upgrading to 2.70. Those features work nicely. Great job to those who made it happen! :grinning:


Wow. Thanks for letting us know. I would’ve missed it otherwise!

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You are welcome.

I would be curious if anything else was added in this update. I hope others will take a look around and report back to this thread. I only found them because I wanted to try out the updated tap tempo functionality by assigning tap tempo to the first button on my foot switch. I saw them in the options list.

I am sure it was just an oversight in making the announcements.

I’m super stoked to report Singular Sound support is going above and beyond!
A new special power fix sd card is on the way.
Thanks everybody.

I love when an update gives unintended new features rather than unintended bugs ;).

Fabulous. Especially the tap tempo and immediate start which was something I’d been struggling with as I’d have to tap along and then leave a small gap until the screen had cleared. This is really a great improvement when playing along with others