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Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome   

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The Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome features Rhythm Coach functions with an onboard microphone, a reference-tone function for tuning, an instrument inp...Read More

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Practice effectively with quality sounds, varied drum patterns, and learning tools.

The Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome features Rhythm Coach functions with an onboard microphone, a reference-tone function for tuning, an instrument input, MIDI input, and other handy tools.

The Boss DB-90's note mixing function allows you to instantly create a variety of beats by adjusting the levels of 5 different note values. Front-panel sliders, buttons, and a large rotary dial provide instant, hands-on access to edit parameters. Select 4 different click sounds, plus a human voice-counting sound that will help you know your place in the bar. The DB-90 is also equipped with realistic PCM drum patterns, for developing your accuracy and rhythmic feel effectively.

Plug Into Rhythm Coach

Rhythm coach has 4 training modes to help build your accuracy, speed, and endurance. With the Boss DB-90's microphone, you can use the Rhythm Coach functions with acoustic drums or plug a Roland V-Pad into the trigger input. Play along and chart your progress.

Many Uses

Drummers can connect to the DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome via Roland V-Pads or the internal microphone. Guitarists and bassists can directly plug into the DB-90 without any other gear required and monitor via connected headphones. And for those who wish to sync to an external sequencer for more elaborate accompaniment, they can do so with the DB-90 metronome's MIDI input. This stage-oriented feature of the Boss Dr. Beat Metronome is especially useful for drummers.

FEATURES
  • Trigger input to access unique Rhythm Coach exercises
  • MIDI in for syncing to external sequencer tempos
  • PCM sounds with drum machine-style patterns
  • 50 memories
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BossDB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome
 
4.1

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (7)
  • Improves sound (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

must have

This is absolutely the best metronome on the market. People said earlier that you can't keep the light on when it says clearly in the instructions to press and hold light and power at...Read complete review

This is absolutely the best metronome on the market. People said earlier that you can't keep the light on when it says clearly in the instructions to press and hold light and power at the same time and it will remain on. The built in coach feature is great for warmups. I love the memory settings because during high school I had drumline, jazz band, show choir, and my other bands songs all programmed into it with space for more. The bad thing was when the battery died all my tempos were gone and it was a pain to redo them all.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad but not great

This is a decent metronome. Easy to use for a practice tool. The biggest gripe I have is that the battery life is very limited. I cant get over how fast it eats...Read complete review

This is a decent metronome. Easy to use for a practice tool. The biggest gripe I have is that the battery life is very limited. I cant get over how fast it eats up batteries. Yes you can plug it in to a wall outlet but then it is not as portable and becomes cumbersome.It would have been awesome if there was a built in tuner. A audible tone works but for the price, there should be a built in chromatic tuner too.

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2.0

WAY OVER DENSE, VERY POOR OWNERS MANUAL

By Buffalo BiL

from New Buffalo, Michigan

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Metro arm visual
  • Mostly Latin beats

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Not many ROCK beats.
  • Unreadable owner's manual

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Wasting hours reading manual

Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

I LOVE the metro arm swinging back and forth on the screen, really helps me adjust if I get out of time.
This helps visual people a great deal, so how come I can't get a basic metronome with that???
This is NOT very useful for ROCK music, but it's has many Latin beats.
I just need a 1-2 rock beat, and a 1-2 dance beat with kick drum on all beats, it don't got those. (????)
The owner's manual is written in 1 point type, (???) you'll need a strong magnifier to read it. (WHAT??)
No list of beats, so you have to listen to each one to find yours.

 
4.0

Does what it says it will do and it is a Boss Product

By Solo Jazz Ambiance

from Maui, Hawaii

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Vocal beat count reason I purchased this unit

Cons

  • A better manual with beat listings is needed.
  • Bought it to strenthen my feelin for the "One"
  • For the money, the case and jacks not great.
  • Voice trainer for samba/Latin would be great

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

Practice only, sounds,clicks mechanical sounding. I only bought this unit because of the vocal coach feature to strengthen feeling for the "One" during practice and writing arrangements.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what the Dr ummer ordered!

By J.R.

from Denver, CO

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Playing
    • Practicing

    Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

    If you want the best - get it. This is the best metronome on the market today.

     
    5.0

    Bought the product as a gift for my son, he is pleased

    By Pat

    from Wilmington, NC

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

      My son uses it to improve rhythm and timing during practice. It has been a great asset to his practice and performance.

       
      4.0

      How to retain the memory on DB 90 when changing battery

      By Johnboy

      from Tauranga New Zealand

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Memory loss

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

      To prevent memory loss, purchase the power adaptor, plug it into the mains power, turn it on----then plug it into the DB 90, you can now remove and replace the 9 volt internal battery without losing the memory.
      Make sure you turn the mains power on first, if you don't the inserting of the plug will disconnect the internal battery and memory will be lost. I don't recommend trying this with the flat round disc batteries which are in other different metronomes as arcing could occur

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      is what it is

      By brent

      from porterville,ca

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Does What It's Supposed D
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Perfects Your Timing
        • Practicing

        Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

        i was under the imprssion you could create simple beats to work with but you can't. but it does have 30 veriety of rythems that can really help a person develope impecksble timing, which i have now decided to give it to my daughters music teacher. deffinately worth the price

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Worzit 1 is right.

        By Mike

        from Rochester, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

          This is by far the best metronome I've owned. I don't
          know what more you could expect from a metronome.
          Yes, the light does stay on. Worzit 1 was right,
          "DB90" will become synonymous with "metronome".
          Pay a little extra now, in the end, you'll be glad
          you did.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          What is there to say?

          By Worzit1

          from Los Banos, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

            This is one of those products that everyone assumes you have because it's the industry standard. Eventually DB-90 will be synonymous with "metronome" just as "Kleenex" is for tissue.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Basic rythem bit marker

            By Frank

            from Eston PA.

            About Me Novice

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • I Use It For Practice

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

              I just use it for practice, I wish it would have more rythems variants, but does its job.I recommended.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              best dog-gone metronome ever...

              By Fryovation

              from St, Louis, Mo.

              Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

              I like the drum patterns For country on this product best It is no. 18
              I bought this Metronome To may-"B" help me with my timeing, WOW. Was I ever surprized,
              Not only is it helping me with my timeing, but I injoy playing along with the rythem... The drum
              patterns, since I do a lot of playing by my selff ..I Would say this is the one to buy..
              Way to go Boss ! Howard...

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