Although most of this stuff has been posted before and is spread all across the forum, here’s the Reader’s Digest version and in one location.
Yes, you can ask Jay to send you a new SD card with the default content (it would be reasonable to expect to pay for postage to Australia) and you can re-download all Premium Content you’ve bought from Singular Sound. But then you’ll still have to re-install and configure all of it to your BeatBuddy Manager (BBM) and BeatBuddy anyway.
The concept of a Project:
- The BeatBuddy (BB) pedal allows only one project at a time on the SD card;
- Although your bbworkspace may contain several projects, the BeatBuddy Manager (BBM) allows only one project open at a time in the software;
- A project may contain up to 99 folders;
- Each folder may contain up to 99 songs;
- A project is a container that never changes, the contents can be changed, however, you don’t need a new project for every gig or event—it’s static (no need to add, delete or rename projects);
- You use the folders to organize and manage your gig list or performance sets. They are dynamic and you can add, remove or rename them to suit your needs;
- Remember, the project as a container remains static—only the contents change;
- If you treat the project as a dynamic process (new or renamed for every gig), it complicates life, meaning you have to use the BBM to Export Project to SD card; by treating the project as a static process, you only have to synchronize changes to your SD card. Much easier, IMO.
The takeaway from the concept? Manage folders—not projects.
This is a customized set of instructions based on the General Disaster Recovery procedures.
- Prepare your computer for the BeatBuddy Manager (BBM)
- Since I have no idea of what condition your BBM, bbworkspace and SD card are in (if your SD card is a mess, it’s likely that your BBM is also a mess), I recommend a fresh start by making sure that you have all of the premium content, custom drum sets, and BBM folders of songs backed up and available from your computer; just make sure that the backups you make are not stored in your bbworkspace
- Delete the BBM and bbworkspace;
- Download and install the BBM application from https://singularsound.com/contact/
Prepare the SD card:
- Make sure the card is not locked and insert SD card into your computer SD slot reader—DO NOT use the USB connection method;
- Delete (DO NOT FORMAT) the files and folders on your SD card;
- Download and unzip SD Card Backup from https://singularsound.com/contact/
- Copy contents from SD Card Backup file you unzipped to the top level of your SD card;
- Leave your SD card in your computer slot reader.
Set up your project:
- From the BBM File > Open Project and navigate to your SD card and open the project
- As the project opens, follow the prompts to save the project to your computer; you can give the project a new name if you wish; (if you do, you will have to Export from the BBM; you will only have to do this the one time);
- Allow future synchronization;
- Check your BBM, it should now have the default BeatBuddy content folders (genres) and songs (and drum sets; more about drum sets in a moment or two);
- From the BeatBuddy Manager (BBM), import all premium content songs or folders;
- From the BBM, import all custom drum sets;
- Activate all drum sets: click on the Drum Sets tab in the left pane of the BBM;
- Check the box for any drum sets that you need active;
- Save Project;
- From the BBM > File > Export Project to SD card and allow future synchronizations;
- Eject the SD card from your computer.
Set up your pedal:
- Power off to the pedal; insert SD card and power up;
- Verify that you have the version of the firmware that you want to use (it does not need to be the latest unless you need those features; I suggest using 1.8.5 or 2.0.4); they are on the forum;
- Set pedal firmware settings;
- Test your songs and settings.