Alesis HR-16
Alesis HR-16

HR-16, Drum machine from Alesis.

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Audiofanzine FR 05/12/2008

Alesis HR-16 : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)


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(Originally written by Maytouk/translated from Audiofanzine FR)


Vintage drum machine. The setup is more complex than on modern drum machines, the editing is long and it was necessary to carefully read the user's manual.

Lots of interesting rhythms.


When it was launched people found the sound authentic and effective. DAWs didn't exist at the time so this Alesis was very valuable.


I sold it a long time ago because I found editing was too long but I recall it being a good drum machine. It was my first and only hardware drum machine.

It is a reliable product and people still use it today without any problems.