I’d like to comment that it would be a superb addition to the BB functionality and utility if the user were able to navigate both forward and backward between song parts.
I have the SS Footswitch and my most specific wish is to be able to go backwards with the left button and forwards with the right button!
IMO, almost all of the currently required “parts vs full-song-MIDI-file” decisions that users must make would be mooted if we could navigate both backwards and forwards.
The fact that the BB can provide a part’s beat as long as desired, followed by easy foot-switched control to the next part is a HUGE part of the overall strength of the product (along with the sounds, the small size, and other features).
The only major limitation here, is the inability to navigate backwards! (to a previous part)
This is simple in concept. Ideally a full “Song” should be as potentially simple as having beats for Verse, Chorus, and Bridge (for example), with each beat/part being able to run for an arbitrarily long time, followed by a change to whichever beat/part the user wants next. The improvisational implications are enormous here!
To be clear, it would be GREAT to have two simple gestures available on the main pedal, one for next part navigation, and one for previous part navigation. However, I’m not going to address here what those gestures might be - this might or might not be a difficult conceptual problem for the one-and-only main pedal, which is already carrying alot of functional load.
What is completely un-difficult though (conceptually!) is that the two external buttons could be used one for previous part and one for next part navigation! Of course, this would require creating a firmware capability that is not present currently (as of 20190916, in this case). What I’m suggesting is that engineering this capability is probably the highest value addition that could possibly be made to the BeatBuddy product.
I sincerely hope that this addition can be considered by Singular Sound and chosen for implementation in a future BeatBuddy firmware release.