BOSS DB-90 Metronome

A metronome might not sound like the most exciting gift, but if you think that you’ve never used a Dr. Beat from Boss. This is by far the most advanced metronome you can get, and its programmability and range of beat options makes it perfect for drummers. It’s also one of the loudest metronomes that […]

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BOSS DB-90 Metronome

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A metronome might not sound like the most exciting gift, but if you think that you’ve never used a Dr. Beat from Boss. This is by far the most advanced metronome you can get, and its programmability and range of beat options makes it perfect for drummers. It’s also one of the loudest metronomes that you can get, loud enough to use on a marching band field and certainly loud enough to hear over a drum kit kit.

The DB-90 is advanced even compared to other Dr. Beat models, with features that musicians of all experience levels will find incredibly helpful. It has four different sounds for the metronome, including a human voice count-off. You can program it to produce pretty much any time signature and subdivision combination, which is great if the drummer is working on music with time or tempo changes.

Maybe its most impressive feature, though, is the Rhythm Coach. It has four different modes for working on specific areas of technique, like accuracy, endurance, and speed. Drummers can either use the on-board microphone for acoustic drums, or plug a V-drum set straight into the trigger input and track their progress that way.

It’s true: the Dr. Beat does cost a lot more than other metronomes. It’s also significantly larger, has a more complex interface, and requires more power than the simple pocket metronomes you might be used to. In all honesty, though, this is an acceptable tradeoff for most players, since it comes with features that simply don’t exist on other metronome styles. No matter how complex the player’s rhythms, the Dr. Beat can handle them, making it a great gift for pros as well as beginners.

Features:

  • Dimensions: 5” X 6.5” X 1.5”
  • Inputs: MIDI in, 2 stereo jacks (for headphones), ¼” direct in for guitars and drum machines
  • Power: 9V battery or AC adapter
  • Tempo: 30-250 BPM

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