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The drum machine goes on and off, and I think the problem is at the connection from the power cord into the SR16. I think I need a new power cord.Or is there an internal problem at the connection?

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It sounds like the adapter jack in the Alesis has a bad solder joint to the circuit board .This is a fairly common problem with all modules that have external power supplies and is an easy fix if you feel confident and are good at soldering.

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I agree, that is also a very hard power supply to match if you try to replace it. It is a 9v AC instead of the standard DC. I don't actually know why since the unit rectifies it on the inside. Usually this is a common thing for laptops, caused by bumping the plug while plugged in cracks the socket. I would check for cracks or breakage before attempting to resolder.

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How do I reinstall preset patterns


According to the Alesis SR16 Frequently Asked Question section: Power On while holding down Erase and Play. http://alesis.com/sr16

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5.4J Copy a Song to Another SR-16 Via MIDI
The SR-16 can send Song system exclusive information to another SR-16 via MIDI. If you have only one SR-16, you can skip this section.
1. The source SR-16 should be in Song mode and stopped. Connect the source SR-16 MIDI out to the destination SR-16 MIDI in.
2. Select the Song to be copied.
3. Press and hold the COPY button, and keep holding it down until step (5). The display says COPY TO SONG.
4. Do not enter any destination Song number-just press PLAY to send the data out over MIDI. It will end up in whatever Song number had been selected at the receiver. If the Song was not empty, the new Song steps will be appended to the existing Song steps.
5. Release the COPY and PLAY buttons.
Caution: This does not transfer Pattern information, only the song steps. To transfer Patterns to another SR-16, see section 3.3D and 3.3E.


Hopefully this helps, it comes out of the SR16 Manual, page 40 I think
Cheers Pete

Sep 25, 2014 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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Connected alesis sr16 with alesis 110v power supply.to 240v mains...........briefly powered up and then nothing. Have I "fried" the adapter or the sr16?


Look carefully at the adaptor and see if it takes any voltage besides 110 (it will say in very tiny print, you will need a magnifying glass). if it does NOT say 220V or 240V then you friend the adaptor. Get another adaptor - most are "dual" voltage meaning they run in the U.S. or overseas.

Also check for "polarity" (which part of your plug is + or - ).

Jan 24, 2013 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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I have an Alesis SR16 drum machine. It fires up ok and you can select a drum pattern, but the output is barely audible. Only by bringing the volume on the machine and the amp right up can you hear anything...


What power adapter do you have on this? This one REQUIRES and AC input, NOT a DC adapter !!! Many people try DC adapters on these because they lose the original and ALL fail. You need a 9VAC at 830ma or more adapter. If you have lost yours, search for "SR16 power adapter" to find replacement.

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Output section of PCB appears a bit fried as there is no sound output and there is a hint of burnt electronics. Rest of the SR16 works fine. I believe someone reversed the audio cable connections which...


This is your best bet:http://www.alesis.com/content1024 It will be hard to find a schematic. Here is another link:http://www.ionet.net/~tslade/sr16.htm

Aug 25, 2010 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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Drum sound distorted


Try a factory reset:

alesissr16logo53x41.jpgrmidialesissr16logo53x41.gif Performing a 'Reset' on your Sr16 will will 'clear' it's memory and re-initialize all of it's parameters to the original factory settings. This implies that:
  • All of your User Patterns will be erased.
  • All Songs will be erased.
  • All drum assignments you have made will be erased.

  • None of the above actions should be an issue to you as:
  • It is assumed that at some point you have Download And Save A Copy Of The Sr16's Current State.
  • It is assumed that at some point you have Export any 'User' Patterns you may have programed into your Sr16 and imported them into your _rMidi installation.
  • It is assumed that at some point you have Export any 'User' Kits you may have programed into your Sr16 and imported them into your _rMidi installation.


  • Perform The Reset
    To perform a 'Reset' on your Sr16:
  • Turn the pwer off and wait a few seconds.
  • Press and hold the PLAY and ERASE buttons while turning in the power.
  • Continue holding down these buttons for at least three seconds after turning on the power.

  • If this doesn't fix it, check power adapter. If that is OK then service is required

    Jun 06, 2010 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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    I bought an Alesis SR-16 drum machine from an online seller advertised as "new". I plugged it in, and it appears that my "new" machine has had all the factory preset patterns erased! Is there a way to...


    Hi.

    The SR-16 has 50 preset patterns that are built in, I do not think they can be deleted, if there are no patterns the unit may be defective, even if patterns can be reinstalled using an rmidi file or re-flashing the unit.

    To reset an Alesis drum machine you have to hold down both Play and Erase buttons while you power on the machine at the same time.

    If that does not work, the presets are held into an rmidi file , the Rmidi file is not available for download. I think it can be purchased contacting Alesis or Rmidi.

    I quote from Alesis Rmidi page:

    "A rMidi Import/Export File named 'Sr16PresetKits.xml' containing the Sr16 Preset Kits has been installed within the folder named 'Sr16' within the directory in which you installed the rMidi FrameWork software. You can Import these Kits into the rMidi Drums Control if you wish. "


    Check if you have the file in the folder.

    If not the Sr16 will allows you to export your User Drum patterns, but I do not think you can export factory patterns.


    Nov 20, 2009 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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    Can you directly hook a sr16 to a peavey bass speaker cabinet using the output mono on the sr16 to send or retrn on the cabinet?


    You can, however a bass speaker cabinet will NOT handle the higher pitch sounds needed for cymbals and snares, etc. You would connect it to the return AND doing so would DISABLE the other inputs of the bass speaker cabinet.

    If you want both a guitar and drum machine into the cabinet, you need at least a small mixer or a speaker cabinet that can take two channels input simultaneously.

    Plugging into the "return" of the cabinet DISCONNECTS the power amp from the preamp section in the cabinet.

    Nov 09, 2009 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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    Not working@ full pwr.I just got a new power supply I plugged it in the wall , in a short time the pwr supply got hot.. is there a way to reset it?


    Sounds like you got an incorrect power supply OR the SR16 has a failure creating too much load.

    The power supply should be a 9VAC at 1 amp (1000 ma)

    The power supply MAY get warm to the touch but should not get real hot.

    Without the SR16 pluged onto the power supply it should barely get warm. If the SR16 doesn't work, then it probably has an internal failure... LIKELY the internal rectifier filter combination.

    Oct 09, 2009 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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