Review of Boss DB-90 ‘Dr Beat’ Metronome

by | Nov, 2019 | Drums


Metronome plays a vital role in developing rhythm when you learn to play music. Many beginner musicians slow down timing in order to learn the note accurately. However, playing the right note at the right time is crucial and control over your music can be achieved progressively with the use of a digital metronome. Boss DB-90 Dr Beat metronome is loaded with high quality sounds and drum patterns that make practicing more fun. Dr Beat can be used by musicians who play a variety of instruments like keyboard, piano, drums and much more.

With better beats, it is possible to practice music in a much better way. Note mixing function of Boss DB-90 Dr Beat metronome creates different beats by simply adjusting five different note values. The adjustments can be done using front panel sliders, large rotary dial and buttons. Different click sounds can be generated using the digital metronome. One of the most important features is that human voice counting sound can also be generated. Realistic PCM drum patterns are available with DB-90 and hence, accuracy can be greatly enhanced.

Rhythm Coach feature of Boss DB-90 Dr Beat deserves a special mention in metronome review. It is an innovative feature that has four different training modes. Musicians who practice using the virtual rhythm coach can develop endurance, speed and accuracy. There is an onboard microphone with DB 90 that is useful to learn acoustic drums. You can also learn music using Roland V pad.

If you play some kind of instrument, you need Boss DB-90 Dr Beat because it is useful to learn every possible instrument. Drummers can easily connect to the metronome using internal microphone or through Roland V pads. Guitarists don’t require any extra gear to plug into the metronome. Monitoring of your practice session can be achieved with the help of headphones. The microphone of the digital metronome is useful to connect any instrument and practice notes at the right times.

Boss DB-90 is not just for practice sessions. The same metronome can be used to deliver music effectively on stage as it has MIDI input. External sequencer can be connected to the metronome more easily. This way, you can use the metronome and keep track of your rhythm even if you perform live on stage. Volume of the tracks can be adjusted easily unlike other metronomes.

Boss DB-90 has LCD display to display information and there are two small LED displays to indicate tempo. The unit automatically turns off when no input is received for one minute. Ten reference tones and fifty metronomes can be stored in the in built memory. Even though battery can be used to supply power to the device, it is better to buy AC adapter because you can save a lot on battery that way.

Boss DB-90 Dr Beat is not a small unit, but it is one of the most useful tools for musicians. If you are serious about learning music and wish to play like a professional, you should take advantage of this metronome.


Source by Raja Priya