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Alesis SR-18 Drum Machine
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32MB sound set gives you near limitless expressive possibilities.

Alesis knows drums. The legendary SR-16 ignited the drum-machine market in 1990 and has remained a classic ever since. The SR-18 is designed to meet the demands of today's musicians.

The SR-18 follows in the tradition of its ancestor, as it is loaded with cutting-edge drum kits, electronic drums, hits, and up-to-date percussion sounds for any modern drummer. From hip-hop to country and everything in-between, the SR-18 has you covered. The integrated effects engine includes reverb, EQ and compression for customizing the sounds to your liking.

Since the SR-18 can be powered by AC or batteries, it ensures that whenever you need to lay down a groove, you're fully-equipped.

The new era of drum machines is here, only from Alesis.

Alesis SR-18 Drum Machine Features:

  • Large, 32MB sound set with percussion bank and bass synth
    Over 500 percussion and 50 bass sounds
    Built-in Effects - Reverb, EQ, and Compression
    Battery power for max portability
    Pattern Play Mode enables different patterns to be triggered from the pads directly
    Mute/Solo Function for parts- drums, bass and percussion and per pad within a bank


Alesis SR-18 Drum Machine Specifications:

  • AC adapter included
    Also has battery power capability (6 AA's - not included with product)
    32-voice polyphony
    Backlit LCD
    MIDI In and Out
    TRS 1/4" Aux Output
    Drum Roand footswitch control make it flexible.ll function
    Headphone output
    Instrument Input
    100 Preset Patterns and 100 User Patterns
    Tempo / Value dial
    2 footswitch control jacks- Start/Stop and Count/A/B/fill (footswitch sold separately)


Alesis SR-18 Drum Machine

One year parts and labor warranty on all keyboards, DAT, and modules.
One year or 1500 hour warranty (whichever comes first) on tape heads.
Custome must register purchase online to receive customer registration number and warranty.
(No warranties are sent with product.)

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  • Simplicity in a box

    As reviewed by Bob Sine on 7/17/2013

    I'm not a high tech guy and most of these machines are way too complex, complicated, or just user unfriendly. This one's a dream. Even though it's almost unlimited in what you can do with it, it's not complicated. I got it out of the box, plugged in my guitar and headphones, picked a drum set and pattern, dialed in a tempo and was playing literally five minutes after I got it. I just got it yesterday so I can't speak for its longevity but I hope it lasts forever. I absolutely love it.

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  • Way too complicated!

    As reviewed by BOB SCHULTZ on 10/31/2012

    I recently purchased this item and find it to be super complex. This product was designed by geniuses for other geniuses. Its impossible to create a playable drum pattern for any music I play which is rock, c/r and blues. The bass is never in the right key for the song and there is no way to change keys. While there are plenty of presets, none really match any songs. Most presets are 16 beats so trying to hit a fill on time is pure luck. Technical support is nonexistent. I emailed Alesis and got a one sentence reply referring me to the manual. In short there is nothing intuitive or user friendly about the Alesis SR18. If you don't have a PHD in Rocket Science save your money. I wish I did.

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  • Great Machine for the price

    As reviewed by General Farnirius Dog on 9/12/2008

    I have been using the SR-16 for live perfomances and recording for over 10 years. This is a timely update for a quite remarkable machine. The preset beats. kits, and samples are a MUST HAVE in creating your own style. Use what's already onboard or create something totally spellbinding in the user setting. The onboard effects are an extra bonus. Another upgrade is the instrument jack lets you play wherever...plug in your guitar or keyboards, put on your headphones and jam on the go, on battery power. Let's not forget the high contrast screen being backlit UPGRADE, so no more external lighting on stage to see what programs you are using. I have had people tell me what a great drummer I had, when it was all machine. Playing live with this tool is a breeze, once you get command of the foot switch fills. Did I say it had built in bass guitar...it's a whole rhythm section by itself. Plug the MIDI out to your keyboard or other drum machines and you're a one man band. So if you are a novice or an professional,Live musician or home studio recorder, this is the machine to have in your arsenal of sound.

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