Some thoughts to help guide you on the use and enjoyment of your BeatBuddy (BB).
The BB is a system consisting of the pedal, SD card and the BeatBuddy Manager (BBM) and they all depend on each other. Your computer OS plays an important but minor role.
You cannot use the macOS to manage the content on your system—you have to use the BBM to do so.
If your Mac has an SD slot reader put the SD card in the slot reader. Avoid connecting your pedal to your Mac via the USB cable as the data does not transfer reliably. If your Mac does not have an internal slot reader, I suggest you buy and use an external USB slot reader.
To answer your questions:
- Unzip the BB songs to your desktop
- Use the BBM to create a new folder in your project; name the folder; make sure your new folder is highlighted (selected)
- Use the BBM File - Import - Songs and select the songs on your desktop and press OK
- You don’t need a new SD card, use the BBM as mentioned above. You don’t need to erase the content on your SD card to get new songs on to it.
Place the SD card in your Mac’s slot reader
Use the BBM File - Export - Project to SD card and accept the prompt to link the card for future synchronization. Keep in mind that the Mac version of the BBM Synchronize menu entry will be grayed out after quitting the BBM or restarting your Mac. This is a known bug in the Mac version and you will have to use the Export Project to get the content in to tour SD card.
I don’t know if this simplistic illustration will help but please let me know what you think: