well if we compare prices of the DB-90 and the DB-60 the latter comes in at roughly half the price.
So at half the price what have they left out? well the DB-60 wont count in a human voice, doesn't have a foot switch control, wont accept input from v-pad drum pads, or rhythm coach your drumming via a built in microphone. barring these feature the DB-60 can do every thing the DB-90 can do.
So for half the price you get a neat portable device with all the feature useful to a Piper.
Features- Wide variety of rhythm patterns
single beats, accented bars, triplets, syncopation. the DB-60 can match any time signature.
- Quickly create original ryhthm patterns with the Note-Mixing function
Beat groupings can be taped out precisely,
- Loop Play function for calling up memory settings and playing the rhythm patterns for any number of times
As an example this feature worked brilliantly for tutoring my learners. In Amazing Grace I was able to program the DB-60 to beat
out the time and change to beat each note of the "FED" run every time it comes around in the tune.
- Default patterns that can be called
8-beat, 16-beat, Shuffle, Funk, Dance, Country, Reggae, Clave, Rumba, Bossa nova, Waltz, Tango, Mamba, March.
- Memory function for storing independent tempos for each song
Spend time programming you loop play back and save it for use any time in the future.
- Tap Tempo
Not sure what tempo to set to just tap you finger on a button a few times and the tempo is set to your tap
- Timer, and Stopwatch function
No point getting disqualified because your set was too long or short
- Standard Pitch function for tuning instruments
- Backlit display
A very sturdy device. It even handle a fall onto a tiled floor with no visible marks afterwards. Even with extensive tugging and ruff handling the rubber buttons stayed firmly seated.
Overall and excellent build quality.
The DB-60 is priced to please, yet it doesn’t disappoint in the feature department. This handy little timekeeper can lay down the click in style. As a result of going deaf from years of playing the Bagpipes the only thing I would Change on the DB-60 would be to make it a little Louder.