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Alesis SR16 drum machine in effect loop

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Mister_argentum, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Mister_argentum


    Aug 30, 2011
    Hello Everybody,

    I look all over the forum but could not find a useful input for this.

    I would like to plug (possible not doing any damage to the speakers) an alesis drum machine in a parallel effect loop of an amp.

    The problem is that I do not know the Vpp of the output (L/R), headphones or Aux-out of the drum machine.

    I searched all over the internet for the output specs of the alesis and could not find an answer.

    Do you know if the output of the alesis is line level? Will such a connection work? In other words, have you done that?

    Thanks for your help.


  2. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    I've done similar myself, generally it's ok sounding but no where near as full as if going into a PA.

    You shouldn't have an issue with plugging into the fx return on an amp, the unit has a volume control on it so start low and work your way up.

    A lot of fun sounds can be found by running a drum machine into some fx pedals.

    I say go for it
  3. Mister_argentum


    Aug 30, 2011
    Thanks or the answer! I think I will go for it.

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