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ALESIS SHIPS SR18 PORTABLE DRUM MACHINE

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

Cumberland, RI, USA – March 4, 2008. Alesis, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment and studio electronics, announces immediate availability of SR18, a professional drum machine with integrated FX engine, battery operation and cutting-edge percussion sounds.

The legendary Alesis SR16 ignited the drum machine market in 1990 and has remained a classic ever since. SR18 is designed to meet the demands of today’s musicians. It follows in the tradition of its ancestor and is loaded with cutting-edge acoustic and electronic drums, one-shot hits and up-to-date percussion sounds for any modern drummer, guitarist, keyboard player, DJ, or other music creator. From hip-hop to country and everything in-between, SR18 has it covered.

SR18’s integrated effects engine includes reverb, EQ and compression for customizing sounds to perfection. Since SR18 can be powered by AC or batteries, users are fully-equipped when inspiration strikes.

The key features of SR18 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

SR18 is available now with an MSRP of $399.00 from musical instrument retailers.