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Alesis SR-16 16-bit Stereo Drum Machine

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The drum machine that started a music revolution.

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 our incomparable digital reverbs. Our 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 two 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.

It's so easy to use that you'll be up-and-running and composing new music in minutes. Whether you need a songwriting partner or an accompanist for live performance, turn to the all-time world standard in drum machines: the SR-16.


Type: Digital
Sound Engine: ROM
12,000 notes
200 user, 200 preset patterns
100 songs
Sounds Per Pad
Sounds Per Pad: 2
Sources: ROM
Sounds Notes:
+ 16bit samples
+ 233 ROM sounds
+ Velocity sound switching
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 12
Timbrality: 12
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono
Patterns User: 50
Patterns Preset: 50
Storage: Internal
External Storage: MIDI
Case: Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Pads, Velocity
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.25 x 6.5 x 1.5 inch
Weight: 2.5 lbs
MIDI / Sync / Trigger
Audio Outputs: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2
Audio Output Count: 4
DAC Bits: 18
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
List: $399
Retail: $350
Used: $50 - $100
Released: 1995
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[+] www.alesis.com

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