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!
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.
- 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