Alesis SR16 Drum Machine
One of the SR-16's standout features is the exclusive Dynamic Articulation, which allows the drum sounds to change their tonal content based on how hard they are played. This feature adds a level of realism to the performances that is unparalleled. The drum patterns featured in the SR-16 are not just programmed and quantized; they were actually played by top studio drummers, giving you authentic and expressive rhythmic variations. With 50 preset patterns (including A, B, and two Fill sections), you have enough material to compose complete arrangements. Moreover, you can create and save your own custom patterns and songs, tailoring the SR-16 to your unique musical vision.
The SR-16 is equipped with complete MIDI implementation, making it easily adaptable to various setups and workflows. It offers flexible programming and editing features, as well as velocity-sensitive pad buttons, enhancing the dynamic range of your performances. Despite its powerful capabilities, the SR-16 is user-friendly, allowing you to quickly get up and running, composing new music in no time.
As a songwriting partner or a reliable accompanist for live performances, the SR-16 has earned its place as the all-time world standard in drum machines. Its extensive specifications include 12 velocity-sensitive pads with Dynamic Articulation, 233 sounds accessible via pads and MIDI, 16-voice polyphony, 7-position user-programmable panning, 96 ppq timing resolution, a tempo range of 20-255 bpm, and much more.
With 12,000 notes, 400 patterns (200 user and 200 preset), and 100 songs, the SR-16 provides you with ample creative freedom. Additionally, it features 50 user kits and 50 preset kits, giving you a diverse array of sounds to work with. MIDI program change response allows seamless kit changes, while MIDI clock/song position pointer sync ensures precise synchronization with other devices.
Other notable features include two footswitch jacks for start/stop, count, A/B, and fill functions, sound stacking, step editing, stereo samples with reverb and ambience, and the ability to modulate tone through Dynamic Articulation.
The SR-16 is powered by a 9 VAC external transformer (UL and CSA approved) and measures 9.25" x 1.5" x 6.5", weighing in at 2.5 lbs.