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Alesis SR-16 - 16 Bit Stereo Drum Machine

B&H # ALSR16 Mfr # SR16
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You Pay: $134.95

The SR-16, a stereo drum machine featuring stereo samples, is an easily programmable, portable and affordable instrument. The sounds are clean, well recorded, and useful; nothing esoteric here, but a drum sounds like a drum, and, with the Dynamic Articulation functionality embedded in the pads, responds like one as well.

The SR-16 has a nice feel not always associated with a 96 PPQ resolution, and the pattern presets were composed and played in by actual DRUMMERS, who've imparted some genuine musicality and usefulness to what are often odiously lifeless little demos. Those who are novices will appreciate the instant grooves, those inclined to roll their own will appreciate the intuitive design and responsiveness of the machine as a musical instrument.

A 7-position panner is available for a nice stereo spread, and the MIDI implementation is appropriate. The sounds are served seasoned and sampled with cushy reverbs, or dry, for console processing, and sent to a pair of assignable 1/4" stereo outputs.

There's no obsolescence built into well recorded musical sounds, which is one of the reasons why this machine has been around for....a while, so, anyone from a solo clubdate performer to a songwriter or programmer will probasbly be using the SR-16 for a while, too.

Proprietary Dynamic Articulation Velocity Sensivity of Pads changes Drum Tone and Response according to intensity of dynamic at which pad is played
Clean, Realistic, Usable Stereo Samples
Presets performed by Professional Drummers
Easily Operated and Programmed
7-position programmable Panning for more specific Sound Placement in Stereo Field
Generously assigned button allocation for fast navigation
Pads MIDI assignable as triggers
Triggers 12 Velocity Sensitive Pads with Dynamic Articulation Tone Modulator
Polyphony 16-Voice
Multitimbral 12 Part
Presets 233 Sounds, 50 Preset Patterns
User Memory 50 Kits, 200 Patterns
Effects Reverb
Sequencer 12,000 Notes
400 Patterns
100 songs
Controllers 12 x Velocity Sensitive Pads, Oversized Volume Knob
Expansion Slots No
Output 2 x Stereo L, R 1/4" TS Phone Jacks
Inputs 2 x 1/4" Footswitch Inputs (Start/Stop; Count/A,B/Fill Trigger)
Headphone Output No
External Storage Cassette Tape, MIDI System Exclusive
Display LCD
Dimensions 9.25 x 1.5 x 6.5" (WxHxD)
Weight 2.5 lb
Specialties Proprietary Dynamic Articulation of Drum Pads
Presets Performed by Professional Drummers
Assignable Reverb and Ambience
Alesis SR-16 - 16 Bit Stereo Drum Machine
  • Power supply
  • 1 Year Warranty on Parts, 6 Months on Labor
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    AlesisSR-16 - 16 Bit Stereo Drum Machine
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Versatile (5)
    • Responsive (4)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • High quality drum sounds (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment (4)
      • Soundtracks (4)

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      5.0

      Great for my home studio!

      By Allnutt Studios

      from Salida, CO

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • High Quality Drum Sounds
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Alesis SR-16 - 16 Bit Stereo Drum Machine:

        This is a great little machine I use to record with in my home studio. The A and B patterns are helpful from switching from verse to chorus. Programing takes some effort for the perfection of a song, otherwise the presets sound great. Two variations of drum fills are good and the drum tones sound great, especially once you learn how to tweak them a little bit. The touch sensitive pads are excellent for building up to that climax in a song. Don't forget to order a set of foot pedals, you will need them. I would suggest this machine to anyone who needs a low cost, great sounding, easy to use drum machine.

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        5.0

        i lov it (tatomatag4l)

        By tatomatag4l

        from somewhre in da world

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality Drum Sounds
        • Punta love my culture
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Lovely quality

        Best Uses

        • Alot of my big hits

        Comments about Alesis SR-16 - 16 Bit Stereo Drum Machine:

        i was in hawaii n need it to make a track for a good frnd whtsup N.I.P.-up in coming song title lov dat track till today n a philipino kid a&r ask me for a track n it was history lov dis machine

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        4.0

        the classic beatbox

        By macguy61

        from Montclair, N.J.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • High Quality Drum Sounds
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Small Venues
          • Songwriting
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Alesis SR-16 - 16 Bit Stereo Drum Machine:

          This was great 15 years ago and amazingly it still is a valid drum machine. Pretty good sounds and easy to navigate.

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          5.0

          Super Tool for Aspiring Song-Writers

          By Kimberley

          from Blairstown, NJ

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Song Writing
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Alesis SR-16 - 16 Bit Stereo Drum Machine:

            I bought this product for my boyfriend for Christmas to assist him in his song writing. He had heard about it through the music industry and thought it would be the perfect solution to help with holding rhythms and tempos while writing. The machine was simple to set up and was immediately user-friendly. It comes with many beat patterns and rhythms preprogrammed and you can easily create your own. He set to work with it right away and is pleased with the product. I did also buy the additional midi cables recommended and we are grateful. They allow you to connect to the computer and/or keyboard easily.

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            5.0

            Great little drum macnine

            By Walter

            from St Louis, MO

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Jazz Clubs
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Alesis SR-16 - 16 Bit Stereo Drum Machine:

              This unit has been around for years it is easy to use and sounds great. I don't use the sounds I use it to flog midi out to my Kurzwiel pc3x. It works great ether in general midi or custom notes to match any implementation

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