Back in 2019 I sat down with my computer and decided to start working out the file formats of the BeatBuddy project. I thought it would be cool to have a mobile app that allowed me to control the BeatBuddy in every way.
That exploration faded into the background and became one of those 80% complete projects that are so famous. I even had a demonstration video on YouTube last year
All that to introduce the missing app for your BeatBuddy available for both Apple and Android.
Rather than a MIDI controller where you have to tell it what to send, this app loads up meta data from your BeatBuddy project and then becomes a complete remote control for the pedal.
It’s great for:
- Searching for and loading songs
- Changing tempo while practicing
- Starting at or jumping to specific sections (it knows exactly how many sections each song has)
The biggest win is I can control my BeatBuddy without bending over
The app also has virtual playlists (it does support pedal playlists)
Virtual playlists allow you to have the same BB song with different names, tempos, and drum sets.
This has been a long time in the making and a lot of effort to produce something of quality. I also want to be able to support it and develop it further so it is a paid app.
I hope it will be something of value to you, find out more at https://bbff.rocks