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ALESIS SR-16 won't save patterns

I am having a couple of problems with my ALESIS SR-16 drum machine. Firstly, when I create a song/pattern, it only saves songs for MAYBE a few days and then it completely vanishes off the face of the earth. This is super annoying and has bitten me on more than one occasion. Secondly, my ALESIS does not have a Backlight. HELP

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Really Quick.
Two problems are unrelated.
Assume older unit.
Needs memory battery,
and new display.

Posted on Nov 09, 2014

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I have a 1990 Alesis SR16 drum machine which has not been switched on for over 10 years. I now wish to use it again but all data including factory presets have been lost. How do I re instate them


How do I reinitialize SR-16?

Power on while holding: "ERASE" and "PLAY".
Evidence: All User songs and patterns will be empty.
Note: Clears memory
Clears the SR-16's User Songs and Patterns, but leaves the Preset Songs and Patterns intact.

Feb 15, 2015 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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How to program drum beats from one alesis sr16to another alesis sr16 drum machines


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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How do i ceeate and save a waltz pattern on my sr 16 drum machine ?


go to the ballad #4 setting you will find a 3/4 beat in a 12 beat time.
This is a preset pattern

May 12, 2014 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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I have a song which is the same pattern right through and i want create some pauses


Audacity is an audio editor that will allow you to do that. It's a free download

Jan 14, 2014 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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None of my patterns save when turned off.


Likely the memory backup battery is exhausted. Replace it.

The only other options is to dump data to external recorder and reload as needed.

Jul 16, 2010 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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How do get this machine to do 3/4 time?


go in and create your own pattern, set the time signature to 6 beats per measure

Apr 04, 2010 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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How do i dump midi user patterns from alesis sr 16 to alesis sr18 drum machine thru midi cable


you may well have to go via a third unit, a computer or laptop to store the data then send it back to the other machine.

Dec 27, 2009 | 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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Question on the start /stop feature and saving tempo information


As I read the manual, the tempo is saved with the SONG.

Starting and stopping rhythm SHOULD always start at the begining of the song. This is on page 20 of your manual. The manual is available online if you don't have one.

Jun 12, 2009 | Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine

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