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ALESIS INTRODUCES THE SR-18 PORTABLE DRUM MACHINE

New Drum Machine Delivers Legendary Alesis Quality with All-New Features and Sounds

Cumberland, R.I. (Jan. 16, 2008) – Alesis, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment and studio electronics, introduces the Alesis SR-18, a professional drum machine with integrated FX engine, battery operation and cutting-edge percussion sounds.

The legendary Alesis SR-16 ignited the drum-machine market in 1990 and has remained a classic ever since; the SR-18 is designed to meet the demands of today’s musicians. It follows in the tradition of its ancestor and is loaded with cutting-edge drum kits, electronic drums, hits and up-to-date percussion sounds for any modern drummer. From hip-hop to country and everything in-between, the SR-18 has it covered.

The SR-18’s integrated effects engine includes Reverb, EQ and Compression for customizing sounds to perfection. Since the SR-18 can be powered by AC or batteries, it ensures that whenever you need to lay down a groove you're fully-equipped and ready to go.

SR-18 features include:

•    Large, 32MB sound set with percussion bank and bass synth
•    Built-in Effects - Reverb, EQ and Compression
•    Battery Power for maximum portability
•    Pattern Play Mode enables different patterns to be triggered from the pads directly
•    Mute/Solo Function for parts - Drums, Bass and Percussion and per pad within a bank  

The Alesis SR-18 will be available Q2 - 2008 with an MSRP of $399 from musical instrument retailers.