Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine

Jam with built-in patterns, or program your own beats -- it's easy with the SR-16! Packed with 233 realistic drum sounds, it's a songwriter's best friend.

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.

The 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 2 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. Plus, it's so easy to use that you'll be up-and-running and composing music in minutes. Whether you need a songwriting partner or an accompanyist for live performance, turn to the all-time world standard in drum machines: the SR-16.
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- Audio Outputs: 4 (2 stereo pairs)
- MIDI: In and Out (Out can be set up as THRU)
- Pads: 12 velocity sensitive (with 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: 9 VAC External Transformer, UL and CSA Approved
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 9.25 x 1.5 x 6.5 in.
- Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 7 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): SR16X110

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5760

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (406 ratings)
Submitted March 1, 2016 by Chris R in St. Louis , MO

"Good ole stand bye"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I can't believe they still make this. I bought my first one in 1990 at a NAMM expo shortly before it was actually released. Still pretty powerful creation tool. I connect mine via midi to my roland vdrum set and record my own real time patterns, then trigger them with my feet while playing guitar. The quality does not appear to have changed any from 25 years ago, except for the walwart adapter is slightly smaller. You really need to read the manual and use the foot pedals to open up the true power of this machine. Cheapest its ever been too. How many drummers does it take to change a light bulb? None, we have machines for that now.

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35 yrs. Guitar, percussion, piano, brass

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