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Alesis SR-16

20-Nov-2017

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Alesis SR-16



Category:  Products / drum / pcm/sample drums

Added: 06-Jan-99  |  Author: admin

New price: 99  |   S/H price: 60 quid or so (uk)

Alesis SR-16

Alesis SR16 is for what you can pick them up for... a good little box..... one or two negative points, no decay settings for the htaz especially makes it useless to time the decay without an outboard noise gate or some judicious sampling & teaking.... the compliment of ready to go drums tho is great, lots of snares to use alone or as part of layered snare sounds.... best used with an outboard eq unit, to boost the 808 kiks to get boom..... and if you apply lots of bass boost to the house kik, it starts to get sorta fat and thud like,,,, quite like a 909...... otherwise it sounds more acoustic, and there is no 909 on this unit at all.... also no electronic hatz... big fuck-up that one.... still, a great RnB or hip-hop box, although you aint gonna get THAT fat kik outa this box, although as i said, you can get some beefy kiks tho with some outboard eq boosting..... otherwise they are very acoustic kik drums... so anywhere you need a big compliment of cheap 16 bit REAL sounding drum sounds this units good. .... It's also good to add extra pallette to any other style one of these with a drumstation for example would be a good mix.......

Using the midi settings, you can layer sounds... works great with a sequencer as a sound box... with the 4 outs, you can isolate drums for the mixer & fx, eq etc... & get creative....one of these and say a drumstation would be a good pallette..... it's got quite nice dynamic snares & conga's.... nice cymbels & percussion ... one of these and a cheap 1mb sampler... !!... that is a powerhouse for all styles... i think safe to say one of the most varied pallettes of REAL drum sounds and more....at that cheap price...








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Product:  Alesis - SR-16
Name: adeptus
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Activity: part-timer,Hobby-ist
Date: 31-May-99

This machine was about 375$us when it came out in 1992 and it is still very user friendly,the 16 bit SR16 can create some good loops and sounds etc.but they can always use extra DSP. I sold mine because i thought it lacked punch,sounding rather thin at times, it does'nt have much character as far as interface and lacks good synth drum sounds(its major flaw) good for real drum sounds though.,I really like the idea of auto quantizing with the fill button, you can create streams of perfectly quantized data. I sometimes regret selling it as it is a good piece of gear to hang on to, very versatile.

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Product:  Alesis - SR-16
Name: adeptus
Email: Email supplied but hidden
Activity: part-timer,Hobby-ist
Date: 31-May-99

This machine was about 375$us when it came out in 1992 and it is still very user friendly,the 16 bit SR16 can create some good loops and sounds etc.but they can always use extra DSP. I sold mine because i thought it lacked punch,sounding rather thin at times, it does'nt have much character as far as interface and lacks good synth drum sounds(its major flaw) good for real drum sounds though.,I really like the idea of auto quantizing with the fill button, you can create streams of perfectly quantized data. I sometimes regret selling it as it is a good piece of gear to hang on to, very versatile.

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Product:  Alesis - SR-16
Name: adeptus
Email: Email supplied but hidden
Activity: part-timer,Hobby-ist
Date: 31-May-99

This machine was about 375$us when it came out in 1992 and it is still very user friendly,the 16 bit SR16 can create some good loops and sounds etc.but they can always use extra DSP. I sold mine because i thought it lacked punch,sounding rather thin at times, it does'nt have much character as far as interface and lacks good synth drum sounds(its major flaw) good for real drum sounds though.,I really like the idea of auto quantizing with the fill button, you can create streams of perfectly quantized data. I sometimes regret selling it as it is a good piece of gear to hang on to, very versatile.

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Product:  Alesis - SR-16
Name: adeptus
Email: Email supplied but hidden
Activity: part-timer,Hobby-ist
Date: 31-May-99

This machine was about 375$us when it came out in 1992 and it is still very user friendly,the 16 bit SR16 can create some good loops and sounds etc.but they can always use extra DSP. I sold mine because i thought it lacked punch,sounding rather thin at times, it does'nt have much character as far as interface and lacks good synth drum sounds(its major flaw) good for real drum sounds though.,I really like the idea of auto quantizing with the fill button, you can create streams of perfectly quantized data. I sometimes regret selling it as it is a good piece of gear to hang on to, very versatile.

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Product:  Alesis - SR-16
Name: adeptus
Email: Email supplied but hidden
Activity: part-timer,Hobby-ist
Date: 31-May-99

This machine was about 375$us when it came out in 1992 and it is still very user friendly,the 16 bit SR16 can create some good loops and sounds etc.but they can always use extra DSP. I sold mine because i thought it lacked punch,sounding rather thin at times, it does'nt have much character as far as interface and lacks good synth drum sounds(its major flaw) good for real drum sounds though.,I really like the idea of auto quantizing with the fill button, you can create streams of perfectly quantized data. I sometimes regret selling it as it is a good piece of gear to hang on to, very versatile.

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Product:  Alesis - SR-16
Name: canyon
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 06-Mar-01

i've had mine for about 2-3? years and i think it's a very good box. as is said in the review, the kick drums are kind of weak, and all of the samples sound like they were recorded in the late 80's/early 90's (which they were, so it makes sense) however, it works great with MIDI and the miscillaneous percussion sounds are very nice.

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Product:  Alesis - SR-16
Name: Erik Hines
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http://home.inreach.com/sableone
Activity: part-timer
Date: 06-Mar-01

My shotgun mechanical bride...Totally lame samples, but very usable for unique "acoustic" sounding drum parts. I made a dnb track on my 505 and layered it with the alesis, and it really added a nice high frequency flair, made it less electronc sounding and more organic. I wouldn't sell mine, I might start going death metal!!

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Product:  Alesis - SR-16
Name: BILL
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Date: 13-Mar-05

i like it very much my question is , is it possible for one to change the battery himself thank youBill

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Product:  Alesis - SR-16
Name: Royce W Gibson
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 11-Aug-08

I have no Idea what the SR16 is like. I have had one on order for the last 6 weeks,has'nt turned up yet.
But is any one out there that can tell me how it will go for country.

Cheer's Royce

Reports Say field score is 5

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