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Alesis SR-16 24-Bit Stereo Drum Machine with Dynamic Articulation

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Alesis
Alesis SR-16 24-Bit Stereo Drum Machine with Dynamic Articulation
Key Features
  • Realistic and Natural Sounding
  • 233 High-Quality Sounds
  • 12 Velocity-Sensitive Pads
  • 16-Voice Polyphony
The Alesis SR-16 is a professional, stereo drum machine which features dynamic articulation and is well suited for songwriters, live performers, and remix engineers. The original SR-16 was 16-bit but was updated to 24-bit for higher quality sound with a lower noise floor. The SR-16 offers a wide selection of 233 realistic, natural sounds both dry and with professional quality reverbs. The dynamic articulation feature enables a drum sound to change its tonal content as it's played harder for truly realistic performances.
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Alesis SR-16 Overview

The Alesis SR-16 is a professional, stereo drum machine which features dynamic articulation and is well suited for songwriters, live performers, and remix engineers. The original SR-16 was 16-bit but was updated to 24-bit for higher quality sound with a lower noise floor. The SR-16 offers a wide selection of 233 realistic, natural sounds both dry and with professional quality reverbs. The dynamic articulation feature enables a drum sound to change its tonal content as it's played harder for truly realistic performances.

The 50 on-board patterns were played by top studio drummers with built-in rhythmic variations (A, B, and two Fill sections.) Additionally, you can create and save your own customized patterns and songs. The Alesis SR-16 also provides complete MIDI implementation, 2 footswitch inputs, flexible programming and editing features, velocity-sensitive pads, and includes a power supply.

  • Dynamic Articulation: Enables a drum sound to change its tonal content as it's played harder for truly realistic performances
  • 233 realistic sounds
  • Velocity sensitive drum pads
  • Samples recorded dry and with reverb
  • 50 preset patterns with variations (A, B, and two Fills)
  • Two Footswitch Inputs:
    • Start / Stop
    • Count / A / B / Fill
  • Built-In digital effects
UPC: 694318001004

Alesis SR-16 Specs

Audio OutputsMain: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm Aux: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm
Pads12 x velocity sensitive pads with dynamic articulation
Bit Depth24-bit
SoundsSounds: 233
Sounds Accessible via Pads: 12
Sounds Accessible via MIDI: 120
Polyphony16-voice
PanPanning: 7-position user programmable
Velocity RangeVelocity Response: 8 loudness levels via pads, 127 via MIDI
SequencerNotes/Patterns/Songs: 12,000 / 400 (200 user, 200 preset) / 100
Timing Resolution: 96 ppq
Time Signature Range: 1 to 128 beats per pattern
Tempo Range: 20 to 255 bpm
Real-time recording
Step recording
PresetsKits: 50 user, 50 preset
MIDIIn: 5-pin DIN
Out/Thru: 5-pin DIN
MIDI Program Change Response: Kit
Sync: MIDI Clock / Song Position Pointer
Footswitch InputStart / stop
Count / A / B / fill
PowerPower Supply: 9 VAC
Dimensions9.25 x 1.5 x 6.5" / 23.5 x 3.8 x 16.5 cm
Weight2.5 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.565 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.3 x 7.25 x 2.65"

Alesis SR-16 Reviews

Highly recommended unless you need waltz 3/4 patterns.

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-31

I use this product live, triggering with 2 foot pedals whil I play my Nord keyboard. Numerous people have commented on the quality of the drums and how realistic they sound. This is my second Sr 16. I just bought it for a backup since my other unit is 10 years old, but still functioning flawlessly.

i lov it (tatomatag4l)

By tatomatag4l
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-05-18

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

the classic beatbox

By macguy61
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-26

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

Super Tool for Aspiring Song-Writers

By Kimberley
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-01-07

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.

Best Drum Machine

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-16

Best Drum Machine i have ever had!! i would definitely recommend this!!!

volume control easily damaged

By Anonymous
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-20

Bought the SR-16 a few years ago. IMPORTANT: treat the unit gently. Don't' drop it or thump the vol. control. it will damage it leaving it pretty much un-usable. Keep it covered from dust. Dust will damage the vol control. As far a programming for a tune the owners manual was worthless for me. Never learned how to program. Needs a dv video detailed instruction for that.

Features Don't Matter When the Sounds Aren't Good

By Kevin
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-07

Solidly built unit with good connectivity and excellent pads. However, the poor quality of the sounds made it unusable. (My unit also arrived scratched.)

Great for my home studio!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-24

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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question

Does the SR-16 have latin percussion sounds?Thanks
Asked by: Philippe M.
Don't know exactly what Latin Percussion sounds are...but, you can pick, tune, play any rhythm you want...! Latin or otherwise. You can custom make any drum sounds you desire and keep in memory.There Ya Go...comprende mi amigo
Answered by: Michael P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

I dont want to use a computer. What is a good sound source for the sr 16?
Asked by: Anonymous
The unit has all the drum sounds, you just need to amplify them. Plug it in to any PA system or use headphones.
Answered by: Phil S.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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