20 Most Recent Alesis Sr 16 Stereo Drum Machine Questions & Answers

yes, it should light up when you turn it on. Make sure you have the right adaptor. The voltage & polarity will be wreitten on the unit. My adaptor is from Alesis. You can find these on ebay.

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on Sep 23, 2020

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

Assuming you've tried rebooting the white screen one? If so, You need to take both to a qualified repair man and get the job done right. If you start swapping parts without knowing what works and what doesn't, you risk screwing up the good parts,

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on May 18, 2017

Re-initalize the machine. If that doesn't work, it's time to take it to the shop. However, replaceing it may be more cost effective.

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on Aug 20, 2015

In my case, a -15 volt trace runs under the 1/4 inch connectors and right at the edge of the circuit board. I think slight movement of the connector wears that trace out and in my case it caused it to short to a nearby trace. I ran a 30 guage wire in its place to fix it.

Also see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RJVtQ8i0eY

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on May 05, 2015

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

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on Apr 25, 2015

2200mfd / 16volt
Make sure there are no other problems before you replace it!
It does not get barbequed by itself.

Have Fun.

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on Apr 09, 2015

You might try going to this webpage
and from the docs&downloads section download and search the Reference manual. It's also here http://www.burnkit2600.com/manuals/ALESIS_SR-16_OM.pdf (this looks more like a user guide though)
Failing that, choose 'support' from the th top of the page and either contact Alesis support or else ask your question in the 'community' (which you will have to join). Another community which deems to have an interest in the SR-16 is www.circuitbenders.co.uk but I think it unlikely that they could direct you to a circuit diagram, though it is slight possibility that someone might know the value of the capacitor C5


Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on Dec 24, 2014

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

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on Nov 09, 2014

Try cleaning your volume potentiomenter with contact cleaner (they come in spray can's), the scratchy sound is audible when you turn your volume control on, the contacts inside your potentiometer accumulated dust or some other particles.

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on Oct 03, 2014

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

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014

I got a service manual but don't know how to get it to you. I can sent it by email. Let me hear from you. Contact: [email protected] (subject: "Manual")
The manual is for Alesis HR-16B SRV comes in PDF format.

Alesis Sr 16... | Answered on Aug 31, 2014

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