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Alesis SR16 Drum Machine

The Classic Drum Machine for Composition, Recording and Accompaniment!


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MSRP: Old Price $269.00 Discounted Price $149.00 Save : $120.00 (45%)
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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 the incomparable Alesis digital reverbs.

The 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. Plus, 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 accompanyist for live performance, turn to the all-time world standard in drum machines: the SR-16.  

  • Audio Outputs: 4 (2 stereo pairs)  
  • Pads: 12 velocity sensitive (w/Dynamic Articulation)  
  • Sample/DAC Bit Resolution:: 16/18    
  • Sounds: 233  
  • Accessible via Pads: 12   
  • Sounds Accessible via MIDI: 120   
  • Polyphony: 16 voice   
  • Panning: 7-position user programmable   
  • Velocity Response: 8 loudness levels via pads, 127 via MIDI   
  • Timing Resolution: 96 ppq   
  • Time Signature Range: 1-128 beats per pattern    
  • Tempo Range: 20-255 bpm   
  • Notes/Patterns/Songs: 12,000/400 (200 user, 200 preset)/100   
  • Kits: 50 user, 50 preset  •  MIDI Program Change Response: Kit   
  • Sync: MIDI Clock/Song Position Pointer    
  • Footswitch Jacks/Functions: 2; start/stop, count/A/B/fill   
  • Other Features: Sound stacking, step editing, stereo samples with reverb and ambience    
  • Dynamic Articulation: Modulates tone  
  • Power: 9 VAC External Transformer, UL and CSA Approved  
  • Dimensions: (WxHxD) 9.25"x1.5"x6.5"  
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs

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It's okay, I just would prefer it light up...


I returned it,👉🏿 it was nothing wrong with it. I'm putting together a studio and everything in my studio lights up and this doesn't. It's an okay piece of equipment though, I kind of want the bells and whistles there go along with some others...



I would recommend this product.


excellent and easy to use. Thank you



I will use Sam Ash again.


I found this drum machine easy to use. Product arrived quickly and I am very pleased.



Great machine for what it is


I have had one for about 20 years, still works great! works great in recording, don't use it live.(have a drummer) Works as a midi programmer, works for practice. Bottomline: as far as a simple, small, and great sounding drum machine for a reasonable price...you found it

Ken "Freek"



Don't let its small size fool you.


I own this equipement, let me tell you that the sound is very great, and easy to use.However, I didn't master all the futures that drum machine offers yet because of timing issue. I am a one man band, this drum helping alot. The only drawback is that, it is not very suitable for international rythm such as samba, but you can creat your own beat and save it in the machine. So I gave it 4 stars because of that.




nice drum machine


"This drum machine has killer sounds, alot of the patches sound like real drums! The two foot switch jacks are cool for playing live and the four output jacks let me run the sounds thru seperate channels on my mixer. I'm also using the tape backup jacks with my computer and my ipod so I can save all my beats and reload them in fast. I use the Alesis mostly for live, but it's also good for practicing guitar and getting ideas for new songs."





"I got to say when i first brought the machine i was alittle bit worried about it being so cheat. I thought the sound was going to be bad coming out of it , but man was wrong. It's a great machine for jamming with your guitar or even your bass. BUY BUY. Its aslo great for beginner producers who don't want to buy the expensive stuff. Trust me if you can't work this machine then you are going to have hard time on the big drum machines. It has alot of features on it. You will have a blast plaing along with it."



best of its kind


"this thing rocks!all i can say is if you dont have one yet,get one fast.it is easy to operate and will inspire you to lay down ideas from the get go.just plug it in and go with it."

Felipe Martinez


SR16 Drum Machine

4.5 8


Other Features Sound stacking, step editing, stereo samples with reverb and ambience
Model SR16
Warranty Info:

SR16 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.