Do you use the BeatBuddy along with a looper or other MIDI enabled device? If so, our MIDI Sync breakout cable is designed to help you get the most out of your performance. It enables the Beatbuddy to interact with your other MIDI equipment as a slave or master.
The cable was specifically designed for the BeatBuddy which was too small to house traditional MIDI IN/OUT ports. As a result, we incorporated a PS/2 connector on the BeatBuddy which, when utilized with this adapter and a male to male 5 pin MIDI Cable provides all the MIDI information you’d need.
What is MIDI Sync?
MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is the digital language that musical equipment use to talk to one another. Therefore, this enables musical devices to either be controlled (slave) or control (master) other MIDI enabled devices. So, it’s a very powerful tool for live performance and recording.
How do I connect my BeatBuddy with MIDI?
On the output side of the BeatBuddy, there is a “MIDI Sync” port. But, in order to keep the BeatBuddy compact, a special PS/2 MIDI Sync port was chosen over 2 standard full size 5-pin MIDI ports for MIDI IN and MIDI OUT. Further, our MIDI Sync cable enables you to use standard 5-pin MIDI cables to connect the BeatBuddy to your other MIDI enabled devices.
For instance, to connect your BeatBuddy as master, connect the BeatBuddy’s MIDI Sync OUT to the other device’s IN port. So, to connect your BeatBuddy as slave, connect the BeatBuddy’s MIDI Sync IN to the other device’s OUT port.
Most importantly, for more information on MIDI and the BeatBuddy’s MIDI functionality, read our MIDI Controls and Settings Document.