Alesis SR16 Drum Machine
The Alesis SR16 drum machine is one of the biggest selling drum machines ever. Some of the sounds it has are instantly recognisable, due to their extensive use on songs from around the globe. The SR16 by Alesis has been a staple tool since it's launch. Since the Winter NAMM show at the beggining of 2008, the SR16 now has a bigger brother, the Alesis SR18.
Here's what Alesis say about the SR16
The Classic Drum Machine for Composition, Recording and Accompaniment
As one of the most popular drum machines ever made, the SR-16 has been used by everyone from songwriters to live performers to remix engineers as their drum machine of choice. The reason is simple: it features a great selection of 233 realistic, natural drum sounds, offered both in dry form and sampled with our incomparable digital reverbs. Our exclusive Dynamic Articulation feature enables a drum sound to change its tonal content as it's played harder for truly realistic performances. The SR-16 features 50 preset patterns that were actually played in by top studio drummers, not just programmed and quantized.
You'll find enough built-in rhythmic variations (with A, B and two Fill sections) for composing complete arrangements, and you can create and save your own customized patterns and songs. Plus, the SR-16 also provides complete MIDI implementation, a footswitch input, flexible programming and editing features and velocity-sensitive pad buttons. Plus, it's so easy to use that you'll be up-and-running and composing new music in minutes. Whether you need a songwriting partner or an accompanyist for live performance, turn to the all-time world standard in drum machines: the SR-16.