(January 6, 2014)—Good drummers
are hard to come by and many performance venues lack the space for a
drum kit. In addition, conventional drum machines are cumbersome and
difficult to program for jamming or playing live.
Singular Sound solves all of these issues with the launch of BeatBuddy™ (www.mybeatbuddy.com)—the
world’s first guitar pedal/drum machine that makes it easy and
convenient to fill out the sound of any musical combo with
a testament to the musician community’s enthusiasm for such a useful
device, the BeatBuddy achieved full funding of its Indiegogo
target within a mere 20 hours. BeatBuddy carries a projected
street price of $350, but is available for $199 to the first 2,000
Indiegogo supporters who help with the funding, which closes on February
is the most successful crowd-funding launch for a music accessory
product to date,” said BeatBuddy inventor David Packouz. “The results of
this campaign prove that there is a real demand
for a simple, user-friendly product that sounds great and does what no
other device has done before.”
is the perfect accessory for guitarists, bassists and keyboard players.
Unlike commercially available drum machines, BeatBuddy is a small,
single pedal that offers hands-free, real-time
creative control of beats that perfectly complement songs, making it
ideal for solo players, singer/songwriters and music educators.
comes pre-loaded with 10 unique drum kits and includes more than 200
verse/chorus beat progressions in a variety of styles—and up to 32GB of
additional content can be loaded on
the optional SD card with included PC/Mac interface software, enabling
practically unlimited customization. It effortlessly inserts fills,
transitions from verse to chorus, and adds accent hits such as cymbal
crashes and hand claps to create an unprecedented
live drummer effect. Other features include tempo adjustment via a knob
or tap tempo, hands-free song advance and tap tempo control, MIDI sync
for integration with MIDI-based devices, a headphone jack, SD card slot,
mini USB connection, full stereo sound,
and a computer software interface to enable users to load and arrange
their own content.
really sets BeatBuddy apart is the sound quality: Singular Sound
partnered with world-class GoranGrooves Studio to create content using
top-of-the-line recording equipment, session players
and high-quality drums and percussion. What’s more, MIDI beats are not
quantized and each drum is multi-sampled at various dynamic levels for
ultra-realistic natural sound. Future enhancements will include new
beats and drum sets in both free and premium content
packages, along with a forum that will allow BeatBuddy users to upload
and share their custom beats and drum sets.
view the BeatBuddy as a platform, not just a pedal,” said Packouz. “It
puts the power of a live drummer right at your feet. Literally.”
For more information or to help fund the project, visit
or visit Singular Sound during Winter NAMM 2014, January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Booth 1285, Hall E.