DB-90

Dr. Beat

DB-90
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The Versatile and Professional Dr. Beat

Practice in style with the flagship of the Dr. Beat Metronome line. The new DB-90 is loaded with quality sounds and drum patterns to make your practice sessions less mundane and more musical. There’s a Rhythm Coach function with an onboard mic, a reference-tone function for tuning, an Instrument input, MIDI input, and other handy tools to make learning fun and effective.

Better Beats, Better Practice

The Note Mixing function allows you to instantly create a variety of beats by adjusting the levels of five different note values. Front-panel sliders, buttons, and a large rotary dial provide instant, hands-on access to edit parameters. Select four different click sounds, including 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

Expand your rhythmic horizons with Rhythm Coach. This innovative follow-along feature has four training modes to help build your accuracy, speed, and endurance. With the DB-90’s onboard 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 via Roland V-Pads or the internal microphone. Guitarist and bassist can directly plug into the DB-90 without any other gear required, and monitor via connected headphones — practically any type of instrumentalist can benefit from the DB-90’s features. And for those who wish to sync to an external sequencer for more elaborate accompaniment, they can do so with the DB-90’s MIDI input. This stage-oriented feature is especially useful for drummers.

Metronome
Tempo: 30-250 (Accuracy: ±0.1%)
BEAT: (BEAT1) 1–9, (BEAT2) OFF/1–9
PATTERN: 8-BEAT x 4, 16-BEAT x 3, SHUFFLE x 3, FUNK x 2, JAZZ x 2, BLUES, TECHNO, HOUSE, COUNTRY, REGGAE, CLAVE 3-2, CLAVE 2-3, SALSA, RUMBA, BOSSA NOVA, SAMBA, WALTZ, TANGO, MAMBO, CHACHACHA, MARCH (30 kinds)
RHYTHM COACH
Time Check, Quiet Count, Gradual Up/Down, Step Up/Down
Reference Tone
Reference Pitch: A4=438 Hz-445 Hz (1 Hz steps)
Reference Tone Range: C2-B6 (5 octave, 12 semitone)
Memory
Metronome: 50
Reference Tone: 10
Auto Power Off function
Turns unit off after 60 min
Indicators
LCD Display, Tempo Indicator LED x 2
Connectors
TRIG IN jack
START/STOP jack
MEMORY UP/DOWN jack
MIDI IN connector
PHONES jack x 2 (Stereo 1/4" phone type, Stereo miniature phone type)
INPUT jack
AC ADAPTOR jack
Power Supply
DC-9V: Dry Battery (6LR61/9V, 6AM6/9V) or AC adaptor (PSA series)
Current Draw
85 mA or less (with reference tone sounding)
190 mA or less (with signals input to the INPUT jack)
Accessories
Dry Battery (6LR61 (9V) Type)
Soft case
Owner's Manual
Boss nut (M8)
Size and Weight ( incl. battery )
Width
122 mm
4-13/16 inches
Depth
164 mm
6-1/2 inches
Height
38 mm
1-1/2 inches
Weight
450 g
1 lbs.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner's Manuals

Support Documents

  • DB-90 Q&A

    A collection of popular articles from the DB-90 knowledge base.

  • BOSS Product Catalog 2008

    Forging the Future - Innovation for Creative Inspiration
    BOSS forges into 2008 with an awe-inspiring lineup of effects, digital studios, and accessories.