Alesis IODock

Nick from SonicState reviews the Alesis IODock. Basically you put your iPad into the dock and you get Microphone input (with Phantom Power), Balanced Outputs and Midi. I could use one of these.

“The iO Dock provides microphone and instrument users with two combination XLR and 1/4-inch inputs, each with its own gain control and switchable phantom power for condenser microphones. Producers can use the iO Dock’s MIDI jacks to sequence external keyboards, samplers, drum machines and synthesizers, or perform using the iO Dock as the sound module and their favorite MIDI-compliant keyboard, drum pad or other controller. An assignable 1/4-inch footswitch input enables remote control of any app-defined function such as stop/start or record. –

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  1. I love this kind of thing, but I have no faith in Apple. I have a collection of connectors and chargers and microphones for iPhone that Apple made obsolete with changes in software, hardware, and form factor. So I upgraded my phone, I also lost use of these expensive accessories. My point being, when iPad 3 is released, will it turn this thing into a $199 door stop?


  2. ipad is $700, dock is $200
    can you have a PC + audio interface + portable for same price?
    yes you can


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