Excerpt: This is a great little machine I use to record with in my home studio. The A and B patterns are helpful from switching from verse to chorus. Programing takes some effort for the perfection of a song, otherwise the presets sound great. Two variations of drum fills are good and the drum tones sound great, especially once you learn how to tweak them a little bit. The touch sensitive pads are excellent for building up to that climax in a song.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality Drum Sounds, Responsive, Versatile
Excerpt: i was in hawaii n need it to make a track for a good frnd whtsup N.I.P.-up in coming song title lov dat track till today n a philipino kid a&r ask me for a track n it was history lov dis machine
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality Drum Sounds, Punta love my culture, Responsive, Versatile
Great, inexpensive, drum powerhouse. It is NOT a toy
Sergei Olschewski, amazon.com
19 November 2011
Summary: First of all, I would like to mention to people who complain that it didn't come with anything else. If you don't understand anything about music instruments, please don't say anything. Do some research first. A drum machine is a professional digital music instrument which works together with other equipment. That is NOT a toy that you buy at toysrus or walmart. Alesis SR-16 is probably the most affordable drum machine on market, if I am not mistaken.
Summary: My guitar teacher had been harping on me to get a drum machine and he recommended the alesis SR16, so I finally scored a used one off Amazon. Was very happy with the transaction and price was pretty much in line with ebay auctions. I've been quite happy with the pre-sets, as my bass player and I are mostly doing surf classics in 4x4. I have read the instructions and to me, programming a user defined track is not straight forward..
Summary: Sold originally back in 1990, this machine is this performer's choice for its ease of operation and ruggedness and seamless, predictable play. This will be my third little work horse for my rhythm section.
Excerpt: The Samples are diverse and clean. Easily the most 'natural' sounding drum machine I have ever used. Create a song with your patterns, choose a kit then add some outboard compression and the SR-16 sounds like a real drummer.