100 full-fledged rhythm patterns
With many rhythm patterns for you to play along with, Beat Boy is a great way to develop your sense of rhythm. It's also fun to casually jam along with the patterns, or use them to refine your riff ideas. With offerings for every genre of rhythm pattern (8-beat, 16-beat, pop, funk, reggae, dance beats, and more), Beat Boy fully supports a wide range of musical styles. The volume of the backing rhythm can be adjusted, so you can set the mix balance accordingly with your guitar, ensuring that you'll be able to clearly hear the rhythm while you jam. The LCD display shows the drums actually being struck, providing a unique visual element. The tempo of each rhythm can be adjusted intuitively by using the tap tempo feature or it can be specified as a precise numeric value for more accurate settings.
Performing with the correct tuning is one of the greatest shortcuts to improving your abilities. Beat Boy contains a tuner that ensures you'll be able to perform in correct tuning every time.
A range of sounds from clean to distorted
A distorted tone is the undisputed king of guitar sounds. In addition to the standard clean sound, Beat Boy provides two tonal variations for a hard rock sound: overdrive and distortion.
Record with immediate playback
An important part of improving your playing ability is listening objectively to your own performance. Beat Boy
makes it easy to record your guitar/bass sound and then play it back immediately. You can loop the playback
for a desired region of the recorded sound and play it repeatedly for careful analysis, or you can practice by
soloing over the loop as a backing pattern. The recorded sound can be loaded as a WAV file via USB into your
computer and edited on your DAW software. Conversely, audio tracks* that you've created on your computer
can be loaded into Beat Boy and used as backing tracks. The possibilities are endless!
* PCM audio format: support is only included for WAV f files (44.1 kHz/16-bit monaural or stereo). The drum machine will not function while a stereo WAV file is being played back.