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Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Make the Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine your new songwriting partner. With its selection of 233 realistic drum and rhythm samples, it offers a plentitude of options to spawn your creativity. Use the Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine and see why it is a trusted tool for so many music engineers and performers. The Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine has 50 preset patterns played by studio drummers instead of merely programmed. With Alesis exclusive Dynamic Articulation system, the drum sounds change tonally when played harder instead of just increasing in volume. Play the drum and rhythm samples in dry form or with digital reverb. This system also features footswitch input, velocity sensitive pad buttons, and MIDI implementation. Increase your capabilities with one of the most reliable music partners around, the Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine.

233 drum and rhythm samples and ready for MIDI!

FEATURES
  • 16-voice polyphony
  • 12 velocity-sensitive pads
  • Over 200 drum and rhythm samples
  • Dynamic Articulation is velocity-sensitive
  • 50 preset rhythm patterns with A and B variations plus A and B fills
  • 4 different rhythms in each pattern
  • 24-bit sample/DAC resolution
  • 20-255BPM tempo range
  • 4 outputs

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SPECIFICATIONS

SR-16 Drum Machine

  • Audio Outputs: 4 (2 stereo pairs)
    Pads: 12 velocity sensitive (w/Dynamic Articulation)
    Sample/DAC Bit Resolution: 24
    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: VAC External Transformer, UL and CSA Approved
    Dimensions: (WxHxD) 9.25"x1.5"x6.5"
    Weight: 2.5 lbs
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AlesisSR-16 Drum Machine
 
4.4

(based on 113 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Functional (13)
  • Good quality (13)
  • Improves sound (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Inspires practice and great for timing

Unless you're into all the new electronic sounds, this machine is perfect and sounds like a real set of drums.
This is a great little box. The main thing is NOT to get...Read complete review

Unless you're into all the new electronic sounds, this machine is perfect and sounds like a real set of drums.
This is a great little box. The main thing is NOT to get overwhelmed by all the buttons. Look on the bottom of the machine for a quick start. Don't try to master everything at once. Decide on a Preset you like and stick with it through whatever songs you play that it fits until you get sick of hearing the same ole same ole. Then try something else. Go to Alesis support and ask for the FREE DVD (not advertised). Take your time and have fun. This machine has much to offer! If you order it, get 2 universal footswitches, you'll need them. Enjoy!
Nice size and feel.
Great device for the price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Defective Unit

I turned on the unit and played the first preset pattern and it played just fine. Then, when I tried to adjust the tempo, the thing froze up on me and hasn't played...Read complete review

I turned on the unit and played the first preset pattern and it played just fine. Then, when I tried to adjust the tempo, the thing froze up on me and hasn't played since. I tried consulting the "troubleshooting" section of the manual ... no dice. I will be returning this unit for a replacement. Hopefully I'll get one that works for more the two and a half minutes this time.

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4.0

Nice machine for the money

By 

from NY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine:

    Overall a nice machine for the money. You have to spend time to get used to how to use it; I'm still figuring it out. I'm a little disappointed at how hard it seems you have to tap the buttons when you just want to get the drum sounds..the kick, the snare, etc., you really have to tap hard to get it at a higher volume.

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    4.0

    This product has "rounded out" my performance.

    By 

    from Little River

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine:

      I am getting more tempo discipline, I plan to use it for performances, and I like having the ability to use fills where I want them.
      (negatives) It may be that I still have to learn how, but I want to be able to save each set by number or name, to save time between songs. I can punch in the style #, but have to hurry with getting to the right tempo between songs. I have to settle for the same tempo in a medley or stop to punch the arrow key. Nothing serious - I like the system very much.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lots of fun !

      By 

      from VA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine:

        Lots of features for the price.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        WORKS AS ADVERTISED. OVERLY COMPLICATED, BUT IT MAY BE ME.

        By 

        from MT. JULIET, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Improves Sound

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine:

        USE AS A SONGWRITING AID.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Realistic sound; really good price!

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        from Southern Texas

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine:

          I purchased the SR 16 to add some backbone for our Duo gigs because my partner is only a fair guitar player, and the drums help her stay in the groove. I really liked the foot pedals because we can stop without being locked to a drum pattern ending. I wish the thing had a greater variety of simpler drum patterns because so many of them are too busy and modern-sounding for our style. I'm an older garage rocker from the 60's (not born with an I-Pad in my mouth), and It was dang difficult for me to get semi-proficient with the bells and whistles of the machine, but I'm getting better. Like so many electronic devices today, the manufacturers really could use better Tech-Writers. It does have a really realistic drum sound compared to some I've used before. It has added a good feel to our sound.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Somewhat disappointing

          By 

          from Austin, TX

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Electronic Drum Sound

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine:

          Easy to use, but do not expect "real" drum sounds. The unit has that 1980s electronic drum sound quality. All the different beats add these funky little fills. It does not have a straight ahead Ringo Starr style backbeat. I was hoping for some plain and simple rock beats for recording purposes. Basically, the unit is a fancy metronome.

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          5.0

          Rugged and Functional

          By 

          from Saint Cloud MN

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine:

          Great for bass practice.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow !

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          from VA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine:

            Wow ! Alot in a small package wih a small price.
            Make sure you have a good amp for it.

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            5.0

            I think it's great , money well spent

            By 

            from Fort Myers Fl.

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine:

              I have only used the pattern sounds , but to me it sonds just like a set of drums, keeping rythme with you. I read all the reviews and this one I thought was the best for the money,

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great drum machine

              By 

              from Naples, Florida

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

              • Need More Latin Beats

              Best Uses

              • Solo Act

              Comments about Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine:

              Tried the SR-18 didn't like, went back the SR-16, I have two more as back up, wouldn't use any other drum machine.

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