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Alesis-sr16.33840181
8.9 out of 10

Alesis SR16

The drum machine that started a music revolution. As one of the Read more

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Great for my home studio!

Allnutt Studios, B&H Photo
24 December 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
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Value for money 9
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Features 8
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Ease of use 7
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Sound 8
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Overall quality 8
8.0
Customer support 6
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"Great Songwriting Tool"

By Richard Brown in San Francisco, PA, zzounds.com
24 June 2013
Overall 10
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Value for money 10
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Features 8
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Ease of use 10
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Sound 8
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9.0
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"Could be your first and last drum machine"

By Dave S in Boston, MA, zzounds.com
16 May 2013
Overall 10
10

i lov it (tatomatag4l)

tatomatag4l, B&H Photo
18 May 2012
  • 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
  • Cons: Lovely quality
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Overall 8
8.0

the classic beatbox

macguy61, B&H Photo
26 January 2012
  • Excerpt: This was great 15 years ago and amazingly it still is a valid drum machine. Pretty good sounds and easy to navigate.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality Drum Sounds, Responsive, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good out-of-box capabilities

alan l. mcclellan, amazon.com
29 September 2011
  • 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..
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Overall 8
8.0

Drum Machine

Chelle, amazon.com
22 August 2011
  • Summary: I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He loves it! It is easy to use and lets him be creative. It was just as explained, can't wait to hear it on big speakers.
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Overall 10
10

The non drummer's live performance drum machine

Paul T. Eshelman, amazon.com
7 June 2011
  • 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.
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Value for money 10
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Features 10
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Sound 10
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Overall quality 10
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Customer support 10
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"GET IT!!! It can't be beat!! (No pun intended!)"

By a customer from hotmail.com, zzounds.com
10 May 2011
  • 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.
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