The Alesis SR16 is a classic drum machine that has been used by many musicians and producers in the industry. It is the perfect drum machine for anyone looking for 90s drum sounds.
4/21: new drum kits added for Ableton and SFZ formats!
This 90s Classic Drum Machine has been carefully sampled using 4 velocity layers.
This classic 16 bits machine features a great selection of 233 realistic, natural stereo drum sounds, and multi-samples were used for some sounds. The original advert said, "no matter how much money you spend you cannot buy a better drum machine". 😉 My unit was built in 1996.
The sound mapping chosen is the General MIDI one like the original, and each drumset has 12 sounds:
- Kick: C1
- Snare: D1
- Closed Hat: F#1
- Open Hat: A#1
- Claps: D#1
- Perc 2: G3
- Tom 1: C2
- Tom 2: A1
- Tom 3: F1
- Ride: D#2
- Crash: C#2
- Perc 1: F3
The SHLD sampled instrument packs are:
- sampled in 16 or 24bits
- multisampled to capture all details
- compatible with any DAW thanks to SFZ sample presets
- compatible with Ableton Live 10 or 11 Sampler and also Simpler
- available for all my supporters on my Patreon, but some soundpacks are 100% free with slightly degraded sound quality.
And if you support me on Patreon for the price of a coffee ☕, you have access to all my SFZ samples and Ableton drum kits and instruments packs, current and future! Lucky bunch eh? 😁
Go to my YouTube channel below, and you'll hear that, these drum samples can be used with pretty any music style:
Or my Soundcloud playlist:
How to use the samples without a DAW
If you don't use Ableton or a PC, you can also import the samples in your DAW or MPC. The WAV samples are located in the Samples/Recorded/DrumsetNN directories.
Each sample name contains the original note used on the SR16, and a velocity number (32,64,96 or 127). See above for the note to sample name correspondence, for example C1 is always a kick.
Description of the drum samples
The following drum kits were sampled from my SR16:
- Drumset00: Rock 1
- Drumset01: Rock 2
- Drumset17: Rap 1
- Drumset18: Rap 2
- Drumset19: Rap 3
- more kits soon!
If you have sample pack requests, feel free to contact me below or on my Patreon!
And if you like great analog sounds, check my PRO-1 samples and instruments!