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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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

     

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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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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

must have

By Bryce Job

from Denver, CO

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Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

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.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not bad but not great

By Lumpschlevot

from Hawaii

Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

One Fatal Flaw

By xaphod

from It really doesn't matter

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Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

Bought this and returned it the next day. It's got fantastic features, and the memory is ample (I think there are 50 spots to save "songs" and it's easy to plug a pedal in to switch between them). The problem? After you've spent 45 mins programming in all your songs (yes it takes that long even when you get good at it), any time the unit loses power even for a second, like when switching batteries, it loses everything in it's memory. Even worse, it loses all it's memory when you have fully charged batteries inside and you plug in the AC adapter! Unbelievable.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

what they don't tell you about it

By devonn

from Croatia

Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

I've been using this gadget for about a year...It's pretty fragile, it is def not loud enough for live and rehersal unless you put stereo in-ear bugs in both ears (so I use a headphone amp) and there are 4 sounds available and they all pretty much suck...a simple cow bell sound would top em all by far...oh, and it's pretty expensive too.I don't recommend unless you need it to sync to comp software like reason, ableton et... that was the reason I bought it and it does that well.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Metronome but pricy

By PADMAN

from Houston, TX

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Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

Lots of features. The display is VERY small. Many of the key indicators are too small to see quickly. The blinking light is also to dim. I also have the Tama Rhythm watch which has a better display and much easier to use. It does nto have all the features of the Dr-90 but is much more practical for a drummer.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best dog-gone metronome ever...

By Fryovation

from St, Louis, Mo.

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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...

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Useful

By Concord

from Calera, AL

Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

Our praise band uses this metronome. As the worship leader, I ask the drummers to please use it. Playing with a metronome makes the band a much tighter band. We find the battery lasts through about two weeks of services. This would be six services and approximately six to eight rehearsals. We use an Aviom system for stage monitoring and have a dedicated line for the metronome. The roller dial is useful for quickly dialing up the next song tempo.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Basic rythem bit marker

By Frank

from Eston PA.

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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.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesome

    By efh0888

    from Miami, FL

    Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

    The only complaint I have about this is the price. However, if you have a birthday coming up or a gift card or something definitely go for it. Every decent drummer should be very comfortable playing with a click in live situations and this metronome is the most practical for both practice and live shows. It is definitely loud enough without being obnoxious, and you can program your whole set before the show starts. Pretty amazing!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    For drummers it's worth it.

    By Mykv

    from Orange County, CA

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    Comments about Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat Metronome:

    I've had this unit for about a year and a half now. I needed a metronome that I could sync to Ableton Live and my Roland SP808-EX. It does exactly what I need it to do which is to provide a click when playing live. I have it running through a headphone amp so that I can get more volume if I need it. Plus, if I need a clear monitor mix I can push the mix with the DB-90 through the headphone amp as well. However, I haven't had a need to do that because my floor monitor is loud enough and I can hear the click through the headphones. On another note this handles tempo changes via MIDI very well and the stand attachment comes in handy. I would suggest buying the AC adapter for it.

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