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Alesis SR 18 Portable Drum Machine

The Alesis SR-18 Drum Machine is a versatile and portable percussion station with 12 pressure sensitive pads. With over 500 drum sounds and 50 bass sounds, the module is capable of producing anything from electronic dance beats to country music rhythms.

Since the introduction of the SR-16 Drum Machine in the early 1990’s, Alesis has been a leader in the production of quality digital percussion. The SR-18 continues that legacy, providing musicians with a more modern take on percussion.

The SR-18 Is Packed With Features

The Alesis SR-18 offers far more than just a large bank of sounds. With built in effects such as compression, reverb, and EQ you can tweak each sample to exactly how you want it to sound. The drum pads feature Dynamic Articulation, which changes the tone of the sample being played depending on how hard it is hit, producing more realistic sounding rhythms.

If you want to add the Alesis SR-18 Drum Machine to your existing instrument setup, no problem. You can plug your instrument directly into the back of the module and play along with the beats of the SR-18. Adding basslines is made easy by programming them directly into the SR-18 using the drum pads, or playing through a connected MIDI keyboard.

All The Ins And Outs You Need

The back of the Alesis SR-18 has all the inputs and outputs you need. For outputs you can choose between a ¼’’ stereo output pair, a ¼” TRS output, and a ¼” stereo headphone output. Inputs allow you to plug in another instrument and control the drum machine by means of 2 footswitches.

Other features include:
• Programmable Drum Rolls
• Backlit LED Screen
• 100 Included Drum Patterns, 100 User Assignable Drum Patterns
• Tap Tempo function
• Mute and Solo Buttons
• MIDI Compatibility
• Battery Operable

If you are looking for a solid drum machine and are willing to pay a bit more for lots of added features, the Alesis SR-18 Drum Machine can provide you with the versatility required when producing music in this day and age.

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