Alesis iO Dock II

Recording Dock for Apple iPad (Full-size Models), with 2 XLR/TRS Inputs, MIDI I/O, and USB MIDI
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Your iPad Becomes a Powerful Recording and Performance Tool

The Alesis iO Dock II transforms your full-size iPad into a pro recording system, whether it has a 30-pin or a Lightning connector! The iO Dock II offers two XLR/TRS inputs, each with gain, phantom power, and guitar-direct modes. It's also a smart way to integrate your favorite music and synthesizer apps to your stage performances, with balanced 1/4" outputs and USB/MIDI connectivity. However you use it, the iO Dock II offers full recording, performing, and playback, with virtually all audio apps in the App Store.

Alesis iO Dock II iPad Audio/MIDI Interface at a Glance:
  • Pro connections for your studio gear
  • Your portable, customizable studio
  • Ready for your iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation, and iPad 4th generation
Pro connections for your studio gear

Music production apps like Garageband truly come alive with the Alesis iO Dock II. Professional XLR and TRS inputs plus TRS outputs for speakers and headphones make it easy to integrate the iO Dock II 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 II 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 II 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 II will let you get the most from them.

Ready for your iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3rd generation, and iPad 4th generation

You'll receive both a 30-pin and a Lightning connector with the iO Dock II, making it ready to work with your iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3rd-generation, or iPad 4th-generation.

Alesis iO Dock II iPad Audio/MIDI Interface Features:
  • Turns your iPad into a recording/performing/playback station
  • Improved iPad connector for quick and easy loading/unloading
  • Includes 30-pin and Lighting connector adapters
  • Dock features two XLR/TRS inputs with phantom power
  • MIDI I/O, and USB connection also included
  • Core MIDI compliant - works with virtually all audio Apps
Transform your Apple iPad into a full-blown recording system with the Alesis iO Dock II!

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity iOS Device
Form Factor Tabletop
Simultaneous I/O 2 x 2
A/D Resolution 24-bit
Analog Inputs 2 x Neutrik
Analog Outputs 2 x TRS, 1 x 1/4" (Headphones)
Number of Preamps 2
Phantom Power Yes
Height 1.25"
Width 10.5"
Depth 8.5"
Weight 2.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number iODockII

Customer Reviews

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Almost Perfect

This is a very slick device. My only complaint....and it is not enough to make me want to give a lower the inconvenient location of the gain controls. Wish they were not tucked in the back of the dock.
Music background: Hobbyist

Top Rated Interface for iPad

A great system, easy to use, solid construction and interfaces with iPads thought the air sits loose, but still firm place to keep your iPad. The angle is perfect for me to clearly see the screen. The interface holds securely and I have not had issues with it coming loose. I use AKG K240 headset, Artuia Keyboard, guitar(s), and a electric Viola, that connects through one of the combo ports in the back. I do use a Radial DI box. All perform well. I am testing Cubasis but used Garageband with no issues. The only negative is that the USB interface is just a MIDI I/O. It would be nice to direct connect USB MIDI devices and not just run through you computer. To me this is not a major drawback but might be for some. Alesis, just upgrade the Firmware :-)
Music background: Hobbist-Student

Alesis iO Dock

So far I'm only using it as a MIDI interface to play various synth and organ apps. I'm sure I'll get around to recording with it before long (got a big deadline at work for now). The sound I've gotten out of this dock is stunning, and competes with the other keyboards in my studio. The only complaint so far is the unit needs some kind of eject button. So far I have to pick it up and dump the iPad out and catch it, as there is no way to grab it to slide it out. Otherwise I'm totally in love with it.
Music background: Ex pro musician, now having fun.

The Best Ipad Musical Interface

I have been experimenting with various musical interfaces for my Ipad and I have tried I-Rig and Focusrite. The Asesis iO Dock II is by far the best I have used, giving the widest range of inputs and the best monitoring of recording while in use. If you are thinking about an interface for your Ipad, this in the one to get.
Music background: Songwriter, guitarist, keyboard player

Great. But...

Alexis needs to make this versatile device compatible with current generation iPads. There ought to be a retro-fit sled made available for iPad Air and Air 2, even though some users have come up with creative ways to make their device fit. A sled to fit the iPad Pro would make this handy and versatile dock a tool that would hold its relevancy for years to come, and could prove to be a major selling point for Alesis.
Music background: Musician, teacher
See also: iPad Interfaces, Alesis, Alesis iPad/iPhone Interfaces, Alesis iPad/iPhone Docks