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Boss DB-88 Dr. Beat

User reviews on Boss DB products

A master axu standards (Boss - DB-30 Dr. Beat)

By 8oris, 10/08/2012
# How long you use it?
2 years ago ...

# What is so special that you love the most, least?
- The Pros:
several types of sound, multiple time signatures available,
headphone jack (which can also serve as a Line Out)
volume control,
two LEDs for visual indicator: super handy for notes.

- The Cons:
no automatic stop: the coup if you forget to turn it off, the batteries will morfler, no asymmetric signatures (3/5, 7/8, 11/8 etc.),
the speaker on the back of the coup must avoid lay it flat, the sound suffers.

Did you tried many other models before buying it?
No, no ...

How would you rate the quality / price?
Very good. It's solid (mine was quite a fall from his perch (my desk) and it is ideally configurable: neither too much nor too little.

With experience, you do again this choice?

moosers's review (Boss - DB-90 Dr. Beat)

By moosers, 20/12/2011
The Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat is an in depth metronome. I don’t know if this is something that they are still making or not. Even though most people are going to be using a click in the box, it can be beneficial to have something not on your computer, especially if you are using tape at all, which is the setting in which I’ve used the DB-90. For connections it’s got ¼” jacks for ins and outs and an 1/8” headphone jack as well. It also has a MIDI output. There’s a lot that you can do with the Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat that I’ve yet to use it for and don’t think that I ever will have the need to. In the studio where I’ve used this we simply use it as a click when recording to tape. The click sound is alterable but we’ve got it on a nice setting that isn’t too abrasive but still can be heard through a headphone mix. You can tap out the tempo easily as well, which is a huge plus on this. You can even save your sounds and tempos as well as have the ability to loop. There’s probably more that can be done with it, but who really needs to get that in depth? If you do, at least there’s options for you but I think that most of use using the Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat in the modern day will not have a need for anything but the basics. It’s also cool that the DB-90 has it’s own little stand that can sit easily on your desk so you can change click times easily as well as turn the click on and off when needed and tap out tempos to the beat of a song. I don’t really have a clue how much the Boss DB-90 Dr. Beat will run you, but if you need an external metronome from your computer, it’s a fine choice because you’ll have all the basics covered and then some.

Between the pocket metronome and drum machine (Boss - DB-90 Dr. Beat)

By babas3d, 18/09/2011
I use it for 1 year and a half.

I have tried many metronomes and other pockets for Smartphone and none of them has as much functionality or input-output.

Right price, you pay a little brand Boss / Roland but the same principle as their pedals ... it's good quality.

You can adjust the boost and have any kind of rhythm of basic 4 / 4 in the shuffle and I'm sure he can do biternaire.

Apprentices muzicos can plug a pad and train with a coach mode or use the included micro clapping.
There is a MIDI-In, which controls the DB-90 (Start, Stop, Continue, Timing clock)

I would do this choice because we can and that's what I love most:
1. directly connect a guitar or the bass on it. There is a gain control input for the balance.
2. set a pace or use the programs included
3. practicing with headphones or plug into the Aux-In a hi-fi.

For me it replaces an amplifier by adding a miniature drum machine function.
For more sounds "metronomic" there are drum sounds: bass drum, snare, hi-hat + 2 which change depending on the program (bossa, techno, hard rock, etc. ...).

Good buy / good metronome (Boss - DB-30 Dr. Beat)

By skywire, 13/06/2011
To answer the question no it is not backlit but there are still two red LEDs (visible) which indicates the exact tempo (the screen is of course not bright either)

Otherwise it is a useful purchase, I use it mostly for the guitar work has an opportunity to play.
I is not much to add to that is stated previously by a good product that is well done (setting the beat, tap function, headphone jack etc ...) and that the rugged area.

I put 9 because I think (despite the quality) 30 € this is an expensive can.
A yes on the sound of "bib" I do not find them particularly uncomfortable but I think it's a matter of taste.