Alesis SR 16 Stereo Drum Machine
The Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine is a classic choice for musicians looking to produce quality, professional sounding drum loops without a live drummer. Originally introduced in 1991, the unit has withstood the test of time, and remains to be one of the most popular drum machines on the market.
With 233 total sounds included, the Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine gives you plenty to work with when creating beats. Samples feature Dynamic Articulation technology, which changes the tone of the drum sound depending on how hard you hit it, producing a more realistic sound.
Twelve pressure sensitive drum pads are included, with 50 existing drum kits to choose from and 50 more kits that are user-assignable. The Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine also offers you 200 existing rhythm presets. Each preset has 2 variations on the rhythm as well as 2 fills to keep your beats appealing. If that isn’t enough, you can program up to 200 more user-created rhythms.
Loads Of Features With The SR-16
The Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine comes with a variety of features. Its headphone output allows you to program beats without disturbing others, while its 2 stereo outs can be plugged into a massive sound system if need be. Take a look at the features:
• 233 Total 16/18 Bit Resolution Samples
• 12 Pressure Sensitive Drum Pads
• Dynamic Articulation Technology
• 16 Voice Polyphony
• Sound Stacking
• Stereo Samples With Reverb And Ambience
• MIDI Compatible
Able to produce beats ranging from 20 to 225 beats per minute, the Alesis SR-16 Drum Pad can play as fast or slow as you’d like it to. Weighing in at only two and a half pounds, it’s also exceptionally portable.
The Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine is a blast from the past. The unit is a solid choice for musicians looking for an affordable drum machine geared mostly towards rock and roll music.