Alesis SR-16 Classic Drum Machine

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SR-16 Classic Drum Machine

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SR-16 Classic Drum Machine
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As one of the most popular drum machines ever made, the SR-16™ has been used by everyone from songwriters to live performers to remix engineers as their drum machine of choice. The reason is simple: it features a great selection of 233 realistic, natural drum sounds, offered both in dry form and sampled with Alesis's incomparable digital reverbs. Their exclusive Dynamic Articulation™ feature enables a drum sound to change its tonal content as it's played harder for truly realistic performances. The SR-16 features 50 preset patterns that were actually played in by top studio drummers, not just programmed and quantized. You'll find enough built-in rhythmic variations (with A, B and two Fill sections) for composing complete arrangements, and you can create and save your own customized patterns and songs. Plus, the SR-16 also provides complete MIDI implementation, a footswitch input, flexible programming and editing features and velocity-sensitive pad buttons. It's so easy to use that you'll be up-and-running and composing new music in minutes. Whether you need a songwriting partner or an accompanist for live performance, turn to the all-time world standard in drum machines: the SR-16.

Features
• Complete MIDI support for use with keyboards, computers and electronic drum kits
• 233 professional sounds included
• Built-in digital effects for added realism
• Create and save your own customized patterns and songs

Specifications
• Audio Outputs: 4 (2 stereo pairs)
• Pads: 12 velocity sensitive (w/Dynamic Articulation)
• Sample/DAC Bit Resolution: 16/18
• Sounds: 233
• Sounds Accessible via Pads: 12
• Sounds Accessible via MIDI: 120
• Polyphony: 16 voice
• Panning: 7-position user programmable
• Velocity Response: 8 loudness levels via pads, 127 via MIDI
• Timing Resolution: 96 ppq
• Time Signature Range: 1-128 beats per pattern
• Tempo Range: 20-255 bpm
• Notes/Patterns/Songs: 12,000/400 (200 user, 200 preset)/100
• Kits: 50 user, 50 preset
• MIDI Program Change Response: Kit
• Sync: MIDI Clock/Song Position Pointer
• Footswitch Jacks/Functions: 2; start/stop, count/A/B/fill
• Other Features: Sound stacking, step editing, stereo samples with reverb and ambience
• Dynamic Articulation: Modulates tone
• Power: 12V DC External Transformer
• Dimensions: (WxHxD) 9.25"x1.5"x6.5"
• Weight: 2.5 lbs

Q & A


Question: Could this work as an upgrade from my alesis nitro module on my electric drumkit?
- asked on Apr 7, 2024
Answer: No, the nitro module requires a snake input. This unit is not meant to be used with the Nitro kit.
- answered by Lindsay Meville
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Question: Shipped with 12V DC supply?
- asked on May 4, 2024
Answer: Sorry, power supply is not included.
- answered by Stepan Solomakha
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Great drum machine for the price 8 of 8 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Red Deer, Alberta
The Alesis SR-16 is a classic piece of gear and has impressively been in production for over 30 years. For being one of the cheapest drum machines out there, you get pretty good bang for your buck. The samples sound great. I've heard a lot of people say they suck but I think that's subjective. With 233 samples and the option to layer, there's a lot you can do with it. It works great for the kind of music I make. It's super easy to learn and there's a decent amount of functions. Was definitely stoked to get one when I heard that it's the upgraded version of the drum machine that Godflesh used. My only two gripes with it are the pads and the fact that there's no backlight. The pads are small and you have to get pretty aggressive with it to get the right velocity out of it. While this can be a little frustrating when programming beats, you can always plug in an external controller or use the step editor to correct mistakes. All in all, it's the perfect drum machine for songwriting, jamming along to, or if you want vintage drum sounds.
Posted by Kalen on Feb 3, 2021
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La meilleure drum machine pour moi. 5 of 7 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Longueuil, Quebec
Je suis chansonnier et j'utilise cette drum machine en public depuis plus de 15 ans et je n'ai rien à redire. Elle est très efficace et fiable ( j 'en ai même 2 pour backup, mais jamais eu besoin ) brancher sur un bon P.A. avec des 15", ça sonne comme un vrai drum. Très facile à opérer avec 2 pédales.
Posted by Normand Leclaire on Jul 25, 2020
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