First off, I am really new here, so I hope I am not speaking out of turn.
I am a bassist that has come to jam with a bunch of guitarists that have played solo for probably their whole lives. Jam sessions are chaotic, going this song and then that song and then a song that no one but one of us has played before. We would probably make a good commercial for ADHD medicine. It is great fun, I enjoy it a lot, but I have my hands full trying to figure out what I am going to play much less get my beat buddy set.
So I guess I am proposing could be thought of as a beat buddy jamming assistant app.
For songs we have played before, I could save the drum set, the beats per minute and the beat under the name of the song. For instance, I play Gary Numan’s Cars at 129 BPM with Rock 8 and I don’t remember what drum set. So I would just select Cars, and all that would be set.
For songs we hadn’t played before, a database search for bpm and suggested beat would be cool. I know about the google doc, but this would be accessible within the app. Maybe the database could be expanded to include a lot more “close enough suggestions”, just to get some sort of beat going.
Also to streamline jamming the app would be a tappable/scrollable virtual control of the beat buddy where you could scroll through the folders and select a beat, dial up or down the bpm and switch the drum set.
The whole idea would be to decrease workload and increase response speed and make the beat buddy more like another member of the band.
In the mean time, I am hoping to learn better skills and tricks in using the beatbuddy better. An app like this, though, would shave the learning curve off for new users, make it more attractive.
Thanks for your time,