Alesis iO DockItem ID: iODock
Recording Dock for Apple iPad, with 2 XLR/TRS Inputs, MIDI I/O, Composite Video Output, and USB Connection for Use with iPad Apps
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Record Music on Your iPadNOTE: At the present time, the iO Dock is not compatible with iPads that include a Lightning connector.
The iO Dock transforms your iPad 1, 2, or New iPad into a pro recording system! Just get your iPad in place and get ready to start making great recordings. The Alesis iO Dock offers two XLR/TRS inputs, each with gain, phantom power, and guitar-direct modes. So you can record the way you like, and you have a lot of options - record your guitar in stereo, get a stereo capture of band practice, record your guitar or bass directly... whatever you need. However you use it, the iO Dock offers full recording, performing, and playback, with virtually all audio/video apps in the App Store.
Alesis iO Dock at a Glance:
Pro connections for your studio gear
Music production apps like Garageband truly come alive with the Alesis iO Dock. Professional XLR and TRS inputs plus TRS outputs for speakers and headphones make it easy to integrate the iO Dock into your existing studio gear. Now you have the portable convenience of your iPad, the ever-growing selection of music-making apps, and the ability to record pro-quality audio with your favorite gear!
Your portable, customizable studio
The portability of the iO Dock lets you get the best music-making experiences you can have with the iPad. Record your band practices with studio-quality microphones. Take your iPad and iO Dock with you to the studio, and use MIDI to trigger instruments and sound modules with sequences you programmed on the train. It's also the perfect solution for playing guitar and bass amp modeling software, or for plugging in a MIDI keyboard to play your favorite synthesizer app. No matter what apps you customize your iPad with, the Alesis iO Dock will let you get the most from them.
Video output for external monitor
With the impressive functionality of the iO Dock and the depth of some of the most popular music production apps, you may wish you could use an external video monitor with your iPad. The iO Dock has you covered, with a video output for connection to TVs and projectors! It's great in the studio, but it also opens up incredible opportunities for live use - connect the iO Dock to a projector and run your favorite visual app while you perform!
Alesis iO Dock Features at a Glance:
Transform your Apple iPad into a full-blown recording system with the Alesis iO Dock!
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Reviewsbased on 30 reviews
by William Croes from Miami, USAExcelent piece of gear. I use it for backing tracks on live shows along with Garage Band app.
April 16, 2013
Music Background: Pro Musician
Alesis iO a SMASH!
by Vavotommy from Brigantine, NJI was using the M Audio IO prior to this purchase. The Alesis has many more features that there is no comparison. The price point per features is excellent. Low noise, great ins and outs, phantom p... read more [+]ower, etc. Rockin. close [-]
March 30, 2013
Music Background: Recording eng, live sound eng, pro musician, teacher.
by HG from Dayton, OhioEverything works great with iOS 6. No issues at all. I use audio in/out and MIDI and no issues.
December 21, 2012
Music Background: Weekend performer
Glitches Fixed! I Love It!
by Paul McCann from Westerville, OHI had ready many bad reviews on this product, however 99% of the complaints were related to incompatibility with Apple OS updates. These issues have all been resolved. My white IO Dock came with the i... read more [+]Pad 3 adapter, which also works with iPad 2. If you are using iPad 1, you wont need an adapter.
November 12, 2012
Music Background: hobbyist, experienced
This product to me is a no-brainer for musicians who own an iPad. This device transforms iPad into a extremely useful music making tool. The midi in/out & midi/usb makes it possible to play app keyboard instruments on any midi keyboard controller you wish. It also has 2 audio inputs, and balanced 1/4" stereo out, making it easy to record audio or guitar. It even has phantom power. There's a pedal input, and a headphone jack. I'll likely never use it, but there's a video port as well.
Before this device I really had very little interest in mobile music apps, now I am amazed at how some sound, and how utterly useful so many of them are. I am now recording on my iPad, and recording in my computer from the iPad. This may be the best gear purchase I've made in years. close [-]
The iO Dock is quite simply the ultimate audio problem-solver for the iPad, and an absolute essential piece of gear for anyone using the iPad for music making. All those connectors that you wish your iPad had? The iO Dock has them. All of them. Before getting the iO Dock, I was using an Apple USB Camera Connection kit to connect MIDI keyboard controllers and play synthesizer apps. On top of that, I had an 1/8" stereo-to-dual RCA Y cable plugged into to the iPad's headphone jack in order to run a signal out to my mixer. The adapters and cords involved were anything but elegant, and I couldn't even keep the iPad connected to a power source while using it for music making. The iO Dock instantly solved all of that and more. It has all the audio amenities I'm accustomed to (along with MIDI and video connections too), and it has its own power adapter, so it powers the iPad while in use. Absolutely indispensable and highly recommended.
Alesis iO Dock
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