A few years back, when I played solo jobs and there were no keyboards with a built in drummer, I purchased the SR-16 to give me the needed drum sounds. I was totally awestruck by the realism of the instruments! However - I specialize in ballroom music. Most of my jobs are for dance clubs whose members have taken extensive classes in Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing/Jive, Cha-cha, Rumba, Mambo/Salsa, Merengue, Tango, Samba, Quickstep, Polka, Disco/Hustle and Viennese Waltz.
None of these rhythms were on the original machine!
As I loved the drum sounds produced by the SR-16 I set out to program my own ballroom rhythms.
Even though I now own a Korg PA80 and Yamaha PSR-3000 keyboard, which come with a built-in drummer, I still use my SR 16, because of the quality, presence and realism of its instruments!
You can listen to my drum programs by clicking on the various dance beats below.
You will first hear the song without the SR-16 and then the SR-16 will fade in! Enjoy!
(If you don't hear any music you may have to download a FREE program from either
REALPLAYER! or WINAMP PLAYER
For correct Ballroom Tempos of these dances click HERE
You can purchase these programs from me for $ 95.00.
I can either e-mail you the program or send it via snail mail.
Maryland residents add 6% sales tax.
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Once you have the program, here are the loading instructions:
1. Connect the line out of your CD player* to the IN / OUT of the SR-16
(You need to acquire the necessary cable! IMPORTANT: Make sure that the cable is non-attenuating!)
2. On the SR-16 press 'BACKUP', then press 'TEMPO / page UP' until the screen reads 'LOAD TAPE IN?'
3. On the SR16 press PLAY
4. Press 'PLAY' on you CD player*
* If the CD is in your computer, then use the computer’s ‘line out’
At this point the SR-16 screen should show that the program is loading into your machine.
If nothing happens you may have to adjust the output volume on your CD player.
To view the SR-16 Manual click HERE
I am working on rhythms for the new SR-18!