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8.5 out of 10

Alesis Sr18 Drum Machine

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Overall 10
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Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Sound 8
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Overall quality 10
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Appearance 10
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Awsome! great sounds right out of the box started recording.

Larry, americanmusical.com
5 January 2014
Overall 10
10

Great Replacement for the SR-16

Bennie, B&H Photo
22 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I really like the SR-18 because it can be used live without having to do a bunch of programming. I mostly use the presets because they sound good and are easy to use. I have just started to jam along with the built in bass but haven't used it much yet. The SR-18 has a better drum sound than the SR-16 but the SR-16 wasn't bad!
  • Pros: Easy to use, Great Sound, Responsive, Versatile
  • Cons: No Cons For Me
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Overall 8
8.0

A nice update from the SR16 at a great p

Funkydoctor, B&H Photo
1 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this machine for recording song compositions prior to using a live drummer. I also use it for live performances by saving songs to the memory and also the pads for fills and endings. It is a fairly easy machine to use, although the instructions are not particularly well written. The list of kits and patterns should be in larger type so you can copy without enlargement for easier use live without eye strain.
  • Pros: Ease Of Use, Great Sound, Price
  • Cons: Lack Of Sd Card Port, Lack Of Usb Port, Poor Instruction
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Overall 10
10

Great Drums and Bass

Jim, B&H Photo
31 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Great drums sounds, lots of adjustments and fine tuning options. Huge display that is easy to see and read for most settings. The looping recording is the best part, you just keep adding additional drums until you have the sound you want.
  • Pros: Great Sound, Huge Tone, Responsive, Sensitive, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

SR-18 Has it all.

Father slime, B&H Photo
9 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The Dr-18 has metal construction with durable buttons, but more importantly is has great sound. The learning curve was a medium for me. While the manual has good detail it's just hard to find what you're looking for. Overall the DR-18 is an excellent product. Thanks B&H for the best price I could find.
  • Pros: High Quality Drum Sounds, Responsive
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Sound Experience for the drummer!

JAXATTX, B&H Photo
14 January 2013
  • Excerpt: This is an awesome drum machine, hundreds of sounds and some really cool preloaded effects. Also a great array of sounds from techno and house to rock and world kits. A great feature is a the added bass sounds to accompany you while playing, along with many percussion sounds. It is not the most user friendly piece of gear, however after about an hour of looking through the manual you can just about figure it all out!
  • Pros: Bass And Percussion Added, High Quality Drum Sounds, Responsive, Versatile
  • Cons: A Tad Complicated
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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 3
3.0
Ease of use 1
1.0
Sound 9
9.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Customer support 2
2.0

"Not User Friendly"

By Joseph C in Rochester, NY, zzounds.com
24 November 2012
Overall 10
10

Great tool for drummers!

MattBashore, B&H Photo
23 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased the SR-18 to use as a metronome in live and studio settings. The SR-18 is only slightly more expensive than a high end metronome but does dramatically more. I can setup a standard "click" or create fun loops for the band to play with. It is easy to control the SR-18 with a footswitch to make smooth and fast transitions. I also just have fun being creative and making loops for my personal amusement.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fun, Responsive, Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Great Drum Kit!

David Voots, B&H Photo
21 June 2012
  • Excerpt: I use an SR18 as the basis for my drum kit when I record. As most folks know, it is capable of being a really great program-the-drums-in-advance drummer, but I've found that when I record, I work better in real time. What I mean is that I *could* create drum patterns and write them into the SR18 memory, using them as building blocks to create an internal "song" that would record and play back with computer-accurate perfection for live performances, but for recording, it...
  • Pros: High Quality Drum Sounds, Responsive, Versatile
  • Cons: Complex to pre-program
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Durability 2
2.0
Usability 2
2.0

Alesis SR18 is a flop

Sylvain from Montreal, Qc, Canada, Sonic Electronix
17 April 2012
  • Conclusion: Our band planned to use the SR18 as a plug and play during practices when the drummer is not available. We are a wedding band that plays different type of music. We are very disappointed as none of the pre-programmed patterns can be used. They are all so weird! When we tried to create patterns with the pads, it sounded so ruff.
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