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Alesis SR18 Drum Machine with Effects Engine

Professional drum machine -12 velocity sensitive pads (w/Dynamic Articulation) enabling a drum sound to change its tonal content
Backlit LCD, MIDI I/O, Stereo Main and Aux outputs, drum Roll function, headphone output, 1/4″ instrument input jack, 2 footswitch jacks
,Battery powered (6xAA – not included) or AC adapter – included

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INSTANT DRUMS FOR ON-THE-GO MUSICIANS. Alesis knows drums. Our SR16 has dominated the drum machine market since 1990 and continues to be in-demand today. Following in the tradition of its relative, the next-generation SR18 is loaded with state of the art drumsets, electronic drums, one-shot hits, and modern percussion sounds for any state of the art musician’s performances and compositions. From hip-hop to country and everything in between, SR18 nails it on the first take. SR18 has an effects engine with Alesis reverb, EQ, and compression so You’ll be able to output recording or performance-ready sounds. Dynamic Articulation™ enables sound to change in color and timbre, the same way that acoustic instruments do for in reality realistic performances. SR18 can be powered by AC or batteries, so whenever or wherever you wish to have to lay down a groove, you’re ready to roll. It’s time for the next Alesis drum machine.
The next-generation Alesis SR18 drum machine is loaded with state of the art drumsets, electronic drums, one-shot hits, and modern percussion sounds–from hip-hop to country and everything in between–for any state of the art musician’s performances and compositions. It also offers an effects engine with Alesis reverb, EQ, and compression so You’ll be able to output recording or performance-ready sounds. And Alesis’ exclusive Dynamic Articulation feature enables a drum sound to change its tonal content as it’s played harder–just like an acoustic drum–for in reality realistic performances.

The next-generation Alesis SR18 drum machine (see larger image).

The rear ports of the SR18 (see larger image).

You’ll be able to plug in an instrument, such as a guitar, and play along for setup simplicity. You’ll be able to play in bass parts the usage of the pads on the SR18 or connect a MIDI keyboard for fast, musical low end. The SR18 can be powered by AC or batteries for on-the-go composition

Key Features

  • Large, 32 MB sound set with percussion bank and bass synth
  • Over 500 drum and percussion sounds and 50 bass sounds
  • Built-in Alesis effects: reverbs, EQs, and compression
  • Pattern Play Mode enables different patterns to be triggered from the pads directly
  • Programmable Drum Roll function
  • Mute/Solo Function: mute drums, bass, and percussion or individual pads
  • Flexible wall (adapter included) and battery powering (six AA, not included)
  • Backlit LCD
  • 100 preset patterns, 100 user locations
  • 12 velocity sensitive pads
  • Tap tempo for instant beats exactly as you wish to have them

Dynamic Articulation
Discerning ears will notice that each sound is if truth be told a series of different samples; multiple dynamic-level samples and articulations are all built in so as you play harder and softer, the drum or cymbal changes its timbre, not just its volume. This engineered realism is referred to as Dynamic Articulation, an Alesis exclusive.

This results in sounds that respond correctly not only to dynamic changes, but also with the appropriate timbral and color changes you’d expect from their acoustic counterparts. You’ll be able to play with or without reverb for different room sounds and enjoy all kinds of rimshots, rim clicks and different stick-placement sounds on the cymbals. The Random Sample feature also ensures you don’t get the same sound twice for further creative realism.

Specifications

  • Sound set: 32 MB, multi-sampled
  • Polyphony: 32 voices
  • Inputs: 1/4-inch instrument (guitar)
  • Outputs: 1/4-inch stereo pair, 1/4-inch TRS, 1/4-inch TRS stereo headphone
  • MIDI: in, out/thru
  • Footswitch: two inputs – start/stop, count/A/B/fill

Professional drum machine -12 velocity sensitive pads (w/Dynamic Articulation) enabling a drum sound to change its tonal content
Backlit LCD, MIDI I/O, Stereo Main and Aux outputs, drum Roll function, headphone output, 1/4″ instrument input jack, 2 footswitch jacks
,Battery powered (6xAA – not included) or AC adapter – included
32MB sound set with percussion bank and bass synth including over 500 Drum and percussion sounds and 50 bass sounds
Built-in Effects- Reverb, EQ and Compression on each pad, preset or editable by the user

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