Alesis SR18 Professional Drum Machine


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MSRP: $399.00 $259.00 Save : $140.00 (35%)
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The SR-18 is designed to meet the demands of today’s musicians.

Alesis knows drums. The legendary SR-16 ignited the drum-machine market in 1990 and has remained a classic ever since. The SR-18 is designed to meet the demands of today’s musicians. Introducing the SR-18. Following in the tradition of its ancestor, the SR-18 is loaded with cutting-edge drum kits, electronic drums, hits, and up-to-date percussion sounds for any modern drummer. From hip-hop, to country and everything in-between, the SR-18 has you covered. The integrated effects engine includes Reverb, EQ and Compression for customizing the sounds to your liking. Since the SR-18 can be powered by AC or batteries, it ensures that whenever you need to lay down a groove, you're fully-equipped.

•  Professional drum machine so you can record and play back your own beats

•  12 natural feeling, velocity-sensitive drum pads

•  Large 32MB sound set, with percussion bank and bass synth sounds

•  Dynamic Articulation stereo samples with reverb and ambience for realistic playing

•  100 Preset / 100 User drum kits with a large collection of sounds assignable to any pad

•  32 voice polyphony

•  Built-in Effects – Reverb, EQ and Compression

•  Built-in rhythm patterns to complement your playing

•  Large LCD display with easy-to-navigate interface

•  Instrument input for connecting a guitar or bass

•  MIDI output to play external MIDI devices

•  MIDI input for using the SR18 as a drum expander module

•  2 Footswitch inputs for controlling Start/Stop and Count/A/B/Fill

•  High-quality 24-bit stereo, aux L/R and headphone outputs

•  AC or battery powered (batteries not included)

•  Lightweight, durable enclosure


•  AC and Battery Power capability (6 AA’s- not included with product) and AC Adapter

•  24 voice polyphony

•  Backlit LCD

•  MIDI In and Out

•  TRS ¼” Aux Output

•  Drum Roll function

•  Headphone output

•  Instrument Input

•  100 Preset Patterns and 100 User Patterns

•  Tempo / Value dial

•  Footswitch control- Start/Stop and Count/A-B fill

Things You Will Get:

  • Drum Machine
  • Manual
  • Power Supply


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Alesis Sr18 Professional Drum Machine

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Great drum machine -


from Jonesboro, AR

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  • Portable
  • Pre-programmed music
  • Realistic Sound


    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment

    Comments about Alesis Sr18 Professional Drum Machine:

    Very good drum machine. Very good price. Sam Ash's service and customer responsiveness were excellent as usual.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    This thing is awesome!


    from Youngsville, NC

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    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys


      Best Uses

      • Electronic Music
      • Home Recording
      • Learning

      Comments about Alesis Sr18 Professional Drum Machine:

      This is my first drum machine. I have had it for a few weeks now, and this thing is awesome! There are two main things that i use this for, one for me is just playing around but i also record songs and that type of stuff. I like the fact that it has an instrument input but, there is a con to that very pro, there is no independent volume control for it. I use the input for my acoustic/electric guitar but i have to be very careful how loud the output on my guitar is set to. Over all this is a great product.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


      Superb sound and tweakable effects


      from Brooklyn, NY

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      • Batteries or plugin
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Sound
      • Hi Def
      • Touch Sensitive Keys
      • Versatile


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        Comments about Alesis Sr18 Professional Drum Machine:

        For rock and metal, this box has some pretty heavy patches and bass lines. Creating user patches is easy. It's perfect for my needs. Unfortunately, I can't find any user groups, patchlists for Cubase, or anything on the web related to the SR18. I tried some of the SR16 files but thats outdated material due to the number of patterns and effects in the SR18.

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        Series Electronic Drums
        Model SR18
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        SR18 Professional Drum Machine

        The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.