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Bass Musician Magazine Reviews the Beat Buddy Mini

[svp][/svp] Raul Amador shows you some of the many features this mighty mite of a drum machine has to offer!

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  1. Mark Marxon

    January 3, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Nice groove Raul!!

  2. Bass Musician Magazine

    January 3, 2016 at 3:51 am

    +Mark Marxon (BASS CHANNEL) Thanks Mark, You are too kind…. I will be wood shedding a lot more with this fun Gizmo!

  3. kingstumble

    January 15, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Not impressed by this Beatbuddy at all.The cymbals are poor and are far too high in the mix. For me the Korg KR Mini at a third the price is a better choice.

  4. Bass Musician Magazine

    January 15, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    +kingstumble Thanks for your input!

  5. Thomas Brown

    January 28, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Hi Raul, Can you use BB mini plugged directly into a audio interface (Zoom R16) ? If so how did it sound. Looks like a very user friendly alternative to a tradition drum machine. Thanks in advance and thanks for the video.

  6. ned lud

    June 13, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Hi Raul, can you add additional drum beats?

  7. Bass Musician Magazine

    June 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Hey ned, I don’t know and I am sure the manufacturer could shed some light on your question. This is a smaller version of the Beat Buddy and has so much on it already, I can’t see myself needing more… I will keep my eyes open and update if I find out. Thanks for your question!

  8. Bass Musician Magazine

    June 13, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Looking a bit deeper,,, you cab program the bigger brother of this pedal and they have a library of addition al beats,,, I don’t see this with thisn little guy… however, it looks like they are selling these little guys at half price right now,,, here is a link… Hope this helps

  9. ned lud

    June 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks for the reply – i’m thinking that you cant add any further drum songs has there is no access socket/usb on the mini.

  10. Bass Musician Magazine

    June 15, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I think you are correct!

  11. rodtompkinsmusic

    June 19, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Correct. The Mini has a closed system, so no new beats or drum sets, no changing the order of anything, no changing which drum set a beat plays. It will never do anything more than it does the day you get it. The regular BeatBuddy gets occasional firmware updates, and can have totally new beats and drum samples loaded into it. This is all super easy to do using the Manager app on Mac or PC. You can create set lists that have songs in order for specific gigs. There are other important differences as well, but not specific to your question.

  12. AndreeTheGuitarist

    July 1, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Thanks for this video..! How much is the current draw in mA? Thanks!

  13. Bass Musician Magazine

    July 2, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Thanks for your interest Andree! The power supply puts out 0.5A. Here is a link for the Beat Buddy mini… and for the footswitch….

  14. Snakes Som

    February 22, 2017 at 10:47 am

    Hello … Does the footswitch need to be configured on BeatBuddy MINI? … The manual does not tell you how!

  15. Bass Musician Magazine

    February 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    It was ready to rock out of the box. With the mini I don’t think you can change anything but there is so much there, I don’t see why you would need to mess with it! Thanks for checking this out!

  16. Quirt D'Rozario

    June 29, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Good demo. Very well explained.

  17. Bass Musician Magazine

    June 30, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Thanks for your Input Quirt! Keep it Low! BMM

  18. Phil B

    January 1, 2018 at 7:22 am

    I bought the mini BeatBuddy from Sweetwater , paid $99.00 , when I got the unit , it was used . Box was ripped open on one side , the indicator line on the volume nob had dirt in it and the transparent cover over the LCD was scratch up . Beware buying stuff from Sweetwater , you’ll pay new price on used stuff .

  19. Bass Musician Magazine

    January 1, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Wierd… Did you contact them about it?

  20. Phil B

    January 1, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Yes I contacted them . They told me to send them pictures of the unit and they would reduce the price or send me a new unit . I already bought one new unit off them and they sent me used . The used unit I received works and I need it for an up coming event . I don’t have time for their incompetent BS , I’ll never buy anything off them again .

  21. Bass Musician Magazine

    January 2, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Bummer sorry to to hear it was such a hassle. Thanks for the Info!

  22. P F

    January 18, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Does the buddy work with the Boss FS-6
    the same way it does with the Beatbuddy double Footswitch?

  23. Bass Musician Magazine

    January 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I would think it does but I have not tired it. If you find out … let us know! 🙂

  24. Singular Sound

    February 26, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Yes, it does! if you have any further questions email us at

  25. Bass Musician Magazine

    February 27, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Good to know! As you can see we have had some good questions here and on Thanks for the info!

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