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Alesis SR-16

Digital Drum Machine

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Alesis SR-16
150.00 street price

The drum-machine SR-16 released by Alesis was launched in the early 90's, and had a tremendous success. It includes 233 sounds of realistic "dry" signal live drums, and pre-sampled ones processed with digital reverbs. The unique "Dynamic Articulation" function allows you to alter percussions, and is velocity sensitive.

SR-16 provides 50 preset patterns that were studio recorded by the real drummers. In SR-16, you can find rhythmic variations (switching between A/B and 2 sections "Fill") to create full loops, and also save your own individual patterns and songs.

The device has a full MIDI implementation (input, output/thru), an input for a foot switch, flexible programming, and 12 velocity sensitive pads, each of which hiding drums: kick, snare, hi-hat, clap, tom, raid, crash and percussion. SR-16 was used in the studios of the famous duo Autechre, and by no means less legendary Vangelis.

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Usage area
Rhytm/ Drum Machine 
Usage Design/ Form Factor
Without Keys, Desktop 
Digital (D) 
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Drum Kits Preset50
Drum Kits User-defined50
MIDI in/ out
Pads Matrix
Pads Count12
External controllers
Swell foot pedal 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/8" (3.5mm)1
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)4
Voltage 9V
Power Supply External
Height38 mm
Width235 mm
Depth165 mm
Weight1.130 kg
Production start1990
Production end2003
Production ended

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