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HR16 At a Glance
Released: approx 1988
User rating: 4.2/5 | Read reviews (27)
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|Brent Haeseker (Jetboy4000@aol.com) writes:|
An incredible drum machine when released. Still one of the easiest to use, if not the easiest. Those rubber buttons were it's downfall. I have to push 'record' and 'play' a dozen times to get it to go into record mode. And I'll push '85', for example, and get '88'. Rubber buttons should be banned from all future use. Down with the gummy buttons. Otherwise it has held up great over the many years.
I have heard that Alesis can replace the buttons with new ones for a small charge. This would be worth doing if you have one or are getting one.
You should be able to buy one cheap, so if you need a drum machine, this could be your ticket. Once again, it's super easy to use (it has a built in, flip up manual too) and can do a sysex midi dump to back up it's files.
Peter Brookmann, Sweden (email@example.com) writes:
Comments About the Sounds:
Very good at the time, less convincing over the years. Still not a bad drum machine.
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