Please be honest - will Beatbuddy Manager ever get updated?

Ah, that’s a good idea. But still extra work for something that shouldn’t happen. Though the magic red line does suddenly reappear sometimes so the way you said could be a safe guard for it. :+1:

Yeah I know they’re not that keen but to me I think it would be disappointing if they didn’t. The software should support the hardware. The basics are there, they just need to bring it up to date.

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All the requests and concerns have been mentioned several times in the forum.
SS should already know what needs fixing/updating.
But I don’t hold my breath any more. :slightly_frowning_face:

Further to this, BeatBuilder had so much potential to get it right. If it supported working with bass notes it would of been awesome. It’s a shame it’s not supported any more.

I always thought BeatBuilder was someone else’s baby and nothing to do with SS.

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Yeah it was developed by a user I believe but it could of been awesome. It’s a shame it didn’t get developed further or anyone else take it up from where it was.

I’ll take note of all the things you posted there! I will say that most of the features I am referring to are more foundational reworking of how files are used and stored. The next version of the BeatBuddy manager (2.0.x) will only be a redesign of the UI and file management, we also intend to be able to quickly build Auto-Pilot into it once the editor is underway.

There are however significant suggestions from Goran for better UI and features within Drum Set creation, we are currently looking into what we can do to better the experience for every creator while also keeping all functionality, hopefully easily adding some features without major rework needed of BB firmware (at least at first).

We are leaning towards eventually adding a midi editor, but likely as it’s own release.

We will be doing a more official report of our plans soon, thank you all for your thoughts and feedback!

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Of course it all makes sense what you say. It’s a shame though when if you import a MIDI into the Manager from a DAW or similar and you just want to fine tune some of it, maybe some velocities or note modifications and then you’d have to go out of the software, back to your DAW, edit, save and export, then import back into the Manager. Having an editor as a stand alone ends up behaving the same way.

I still believe having the TOTAL solution in one software package is the better option. Some may disagree with me I’m sure but just an opinion. And new comers would find it much easier and more attractive having the total solution all in one. The basics are there in the existing Manager, why not base it on that but a working version?

You mentioned BBM 2.0.x! Is there any estimated publication month or year in sight?

We are working to get the best version of this software going as soon as possible, thank you all for your patience!