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Everything depends on the type of use - Reviews Alesis SR-18

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This BAR is superb for a specific job.

If you want to play the pads: drop. They are useful for step input rhythm, but are not playable if you are a novice like me. Someone more comfortable with percussion can successfully make beautiful programming.

If you want to record entire songs: she does well, but not better than others.

HOWEVER: If you want to change from one rhythm at a rate A B via a fill in (and then back to A pace through another fill in) without releasing your hip - ie with a command to foot, it is, after "investigations", the only one to allow (even more expensive BAR do not allow - or perhaps using the MIDI)

This requires BAR FS-6 Boss: thanks to this pedal that allows BAR Use this handy when you want to improvise parts whose rhythm changes (but still with the same tempo in programming can however playing on the length of the notes and the differences and get a rate two times slower for Rhythm B for example).

If you do not need to use this, then maybe others BAR will be better, I know.


The sounds are really not bad at all. Even gig it goes very well with the public.


I use it for 5 years and maybe more.

I've tried others that could match it, but none allowed passage through a pedal: A Drum, Fill in A, Pace B, fill in B;
and ability to pace A, A Girl, A return rate (same for B) if prior to chain fill in A and B Rhythm

The three reviews that precede mine are quite accurate (I have not read the others)