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Hi, my drum machine working,the only thing,i need a new box because is broken.....can i find only the box??

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You will have to get case parts directely from Alesis.

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With this kit being acoustic-electric, the only advice I can give is to disconnect your snare trigger and mic the snare. It's either that, or your snare trigger is faulty. A new trigger is going to cost about the same as mics, but mics won't hit your snare, making you sound inexperienced. For miking the snare, you'll want to get two mics, placed on the top and bottom head. Try to position them on the same spot on the rim to avoid voicing problems. Studio drummers do the same thing when recording.

For playing this way live, you'll want to use either the main PA, or run to a separate mixer so you can control the volume of the snare in relation to the rest of the kit.

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OFTEN the broken part CAN BE RETREIVED without removing the faceplate. There are MANY knobs and screws to remove to get at the jack AND then, the jack is mostly sealed and one cannot get into the innards of the jack.

I want you to try a few things before tearing into the unit. Here are ideas to try, not necessarily in prefered order as I can't see your unit and the broken part.

1. Take a very thin sheet metal screw and try to drive it GENTLY into the broken adapter. OFTEN you can snag the thing and drag it out.

2. Take a sewing machine needle and STAB the plastic insulator of the broken part and attempt to drag it out.

3. Attempt to epoxy glue a small dowel to the broken part. Use minimual glue so it doesn't squish out to the sides of the jack.

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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. "

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