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That would be normal - the order you power up equipment is very important. Always start with peripherals and work toward the power amp. Powering off is reverse - power amp first. You can also mute the mixer channel you're plugged into before powering up the drum machine but get into the habit of proper power sequence.

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on Jan 09, 2019

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Alesis Music | Answered on Nov 09, 2018

If I remember the SR16 correctly, the answer is sadly, no. The SR16 will let you assemble a series of patterns into a song like order, but it won't link them. You'd have to change patterns when needed.

Alesis Music | Answered on Nov 09, 2018

Factory Reset

Alesis SR18 | Answered on Dec 14, 2017

The software is on an EPROM chip inside.
It can go awry for a number of reasons, including a voltage surge via the earth, coming back from the amp
Always connect everything before powering up your system. If you disconnect to troubleshoot, power down before reconnecting.

Try this if you don't mind losing all your patterns:

Power off
Hold down "ERASE", "DELETE", and "RECORD" while you turn power on

This will clear all your memorized patterns & reinitialize the system.
If that doesn't work, the EPROM chip may need to be reprogrammed or replaced.

Alesis Music | Answered on Oct 25, 2017

Power up while holding play-erase. BUT...when performing a re-initialization, this will erase all existing patterns, songs, and drum assignments. This will not erase the factory preset patterns or kits.

Alesis Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2017

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