Tunable For Android & iOS

tunableDeveloper Affinity Blue has introduced a new app, Tunable, for Android and iOS.

Tunable is a chromatic tuner, tone/chord generator and metronome that helps musicians learn to play steadily, in tune, and on beat.

Featuring a unique tuning history display for visualizing pitch over time, Tunable is designed to be a toolkit for professional and beginning musicians. Continue reading

NAMM 2005: Boss DB90 DR Beat

DR Beat DB90NAMM 2005: Boss has introduced the new DB-90 Dr. Beat metronome, which is packed with sounds and PCM drum patterns to make practice sessions less mundane and more musical.

The Note Mixing function lets you customize beats by adjusting the levels of five different note values. The front-panel sliders, buttons, and a large rotary dial provide instant, hands-on access to the parameters. Four click sounds are built in, including a human voice-counting sound so you never lose track of where you are in the measure.

The Rhythm Coach is a follow-along feature with four training modes to help build accuracy, speed, and endurance. Thanks to the DB-90′s onboard microphone, acoustic drums can be integrated into the lessons; a Roland V-Pad can be connected as well. Guitarists and bassists can plug directly into the DB-90 and monitor their playing via connected headphones. 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.

For more information, visit the Boss site.

Boss Debuts DB30 DR Beat at Winter NAMM Show

Boss DB30 Dr BeatAt the 2005 NAMM Show, Boss introduced the pocket-sized DB-30 Dr. Beat metronome. It can lay down a variety of rhythm patterns and time feels to practice with, and it has a few timekeeping tricks up its sleeve as well.

Choose from a menu of nine rhythm types and 24 beat variations, including combinations of odd-time signatures and clav patterns for practicing Latin rhythms. The DB-30 features a smooth-flowing LCD needle and two bright LEDs for visual tempo assistance. Other helpful functions include Tap Tempo for finding the right pulse fast, internal reference tones (12 semitones), Auto Power Off for optimizing battery life, and stereo headphones jack so you won’t miss a beat, even in noisy environments.

For more information, visit the Boss site.