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Alesis SR18 Drum Machine



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    Product Description

    The Alesis SR18 Professional drum machine is one of the brands' latest innovations. It contains a multitude of features designed to meet the ever increasing demands of today's musicians.  

    It's loaded with realistic drum kits, electronic drums, hits, and other up-to-date percussion sounds.The Alesis SR18 has you covered with a wide variety of styles, including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Reggae, Funk, Techno and Hip-Hop. The integrated effects engine even includes Reverb, EQ and Compression - ensuring you can customise the onboard sounds to your liking. Since the SR18 can be powered by AC or batteries, it ensures that whenever you might need to lay down a groove, you'll be able to do so!

    Here's What Alesis Say About the SR18:

    Best Selling Successor To The Iconic SR-16

    Alesis knows drums. Our SR-16 has dominated the drum machine market since 1990 and continues to be in demand today. The next-generation SR-18 is loaded with cutting-edge drumsets, electronic drums, one-shot hits, and modern percussion sounds for any cutting-edge musician’s performances and compositions. 

    Fusing 500 professional drum & percussion sounds, 50 bass sounds, on-board digital effects for added realism, stock & user customisable patterns, complete MIDI support, performance driven connectivity options, Alesis’ exclusive Dynamic Articulation and a compact, studio friendly footprint, SR-18 can be heard on countless records, praised for its natural realistic sound and true versatility. Taking your production to the next level of professionalism just got a whole lot easier with SR-18 - the true successor to the legendary SR-16!

    In-Demand Sound

    SR-18 features a pro selection of 500 realistic, cutting-edge drum sets, electronic drums, one-shot hits, and modern percussion sounds for any modern musician’s performances and compositions.

    Realistic Performances Guaranteed 

    Our exclusive Dynamic Articulation™ feature enables SR-18’s drum sound to change its tonal content as it’s played harder for truly realistic performances.

    Patterns for Days!

    The SR-18 features 100 preset patterns captured by top studio drummers, not just programmed and quantized. Plus, there’s enough built-in rhythmic variations (with A, B and two Fill sections) for composing complete arrangements.

    The Personal Touch

    Looking for more customisation? SR-18 doesn’t disappoint! You can create and save your own  All information subject to change alesis.com customised patterns and songs with space for 200 totally unique user patterns using the 12 velocity sensitive pads.

    Your Creative Centrepiece

    With SR-18, plug in an instrument, such as a guitar, and play along for complete setup simplicity. You can play in bass parts using the pads on SR18 or connect a MIDI keyboard for fast, musical low end.

    Production Power - Anywhere!

    SR-18 can be powered by AC or batteries, so whenever or wher-ever you need to lay down a groove, you’re ready to roll. It’s time for you to step up to the next Alesis drum machine.

    In the Box 

    • AC adapter
    • Quick start guide


    • The latest Alesis drum machine, loaded with realistic drum kits, electronic drums, hits, and up-to-date percussion sounds
    • Large, 32MB sound set with percussion bank and bass synth
    • 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 function for parts- Drums, Bass and Percussion and per pad within a bank
    • AC and Battery Power capability (6 AA's- not included with product) and AC Adapter
    • 24 voice polyphony
    • Backlit LCD
    • MIDI In and Out/Thru
    • Main L/R outputs (TS 1/4 in.), Aux Output (Single TRS 1/4 in.)
    • Drum Roll function
    • Headphone output
    • Instrument Input
    • 100 Preset Patterns and 100 User Patterns
    • Tempo / Value dial
    • Footswitch control- Start/Stop and Count/A-B fill


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


    28 reviews





    Dr. Peter Horvath-Howard30th Dec 2021

    Robert Moore19th Jun 2021

    Probably excellent for live work as a self-driven drum sequencer, not so good as a studio drum expander module driven by a workstation or Cubase type sequencer. But at the price it's a useful addition to the arsenal.

    Value 4Looks 4Sound 4

    Mr Patric Foley-Brickley26th Mar 2021

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Trusted Customer12th Feb 2021

    Great everything I wanted

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Jeff Prince10th Feb 2021

    Value 4Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    Mrs brenda carpenter9th Sep 2020

    bought as a present, fast delivery

    Mr Jim Coleman5th Jun 2020

    Excellent bit of kit, this might be an old but it is still very relevant today as it is still selling well now. The mini nova is in a neat packedge and looks the part.

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 4Sound 4

    ALAN DYSON24th Apr 2020

    Great piece of kit very impressed

    Value 5Looks 5Durability 5Sound 5

    David Staddon22nd Apr 2020

    Great sounding drum machine but it does not count in. I wanted the machine for my home recordings. The SR18 refers to a "Counting in" feature in the manual and there is a clear "Count"/A/B fill input for a pedal. However, I spoke with Andertons and they told me it DOES NOT HAVE a count in feature. I do not want to programme the drums for each song, I want to use the preset drum rhythms. Without the count in it is difficult to sync the tracks I record.

    Value 3Looks 5Durability 4

    Mr Jim Grant20th Apr 2020

    Purchased as an upgrade to the sr16. Much more intuitive to use. Good piece of kit.

    Value 4Looks 4Durability 3Sound 5

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