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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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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.

    91 of 98 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Buy

    As reviewed by Michael Staaf on 7/15/2008

    The Alesis SR-18 is a great buy. I purchased mine about two weeks ago and it has added a whole new dimension to my practice sessions. The buit in presets are anything but lame and the future functionality seems endless. The footswitch controls enable you to start/stop, change the tempo, add a fill or fill and change the pattern without having to pause your playing and fiddle with equipment. I am just getting into programming my own tracks and it seems slightly difficult but with the huge amount of user storage and the ability to back them up via midi, i'm sure it will be worth the struggle. If you looking to escape the mundane metronome and get synced up with some descent sounding drum kits this beast is for you.

    75 of 85 people found this review helpful.
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