MESSE11: Alesis IO Dock for iPad

Pro Connectivity for your iPad      11/04/11

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If you consider that the iPad has only been around for a relatively short time, it's remarkable just how quickly it has been adopted into the music world - walking around the recent Namm Show and now the MusikMesse this year, there are simply *loads* of applications the iPad is being used for, from full-blown synths, to hardware controllers and a myriad in between.

Getting audio signals in and out of the iPad presents a challenge that has been met in several ways, but the latest from Alesis - the IO Dock - is a pretty comprehensive solution.

We asked Christian Stahl to give us a quick overview

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tr202    Said...

"The IO Dock will be available".........................................................................................................................................(Nick cursing Alesis pressure)............................................................................................................................................................................................fade video

11-Apr-11 02:10 PM


Koshdukai    Said...

I was waiting for that and "..................................................." darn it, no price and availability info :| ...guess Nick will add that to the post text :)

3 things missing from this does-it-all dock:

1) USB input, to connect USB-only MIDI controllers and/or a USB Keyboard (like the Camera Kit)

2) HDMI out and/or at least a...

3) Dock Connector pass-through so one could still use Apple's HDMI or Camera Kit adapters while using the IO Dock (solving those issues mentioned above)

Apart from this, it looks very interesting.

11-Apr-11 04:32 PM


Blake    Said...

Make a rack-mountable version and I'm sold on it.

11-Apr-11 05:55 PM


DBM    Said...

When ... IDK ? Price ... Sweetwater has them listed at 199.99 .

11-Apr-11 06:55 PM


Andy Mac    Said...

Ah - seems our audio-munching gremlin has struck again and snafled the last few seconds... hold tight, re-render coming up

11-Apr-11 07:26 PM


dalasv    Said...

THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME, ANDY MAC!

I think he said June.

11-Apr-11 07:55 PM


Nick B    Said...

I dont have that info, wasnt me that filmend this one, but I do now that there's a bit of a wait on some of the Alesis/Akai stuff. The iPad dock keyboard for instance is not coming till November....

12-Apr-11 11:53 AM


Jesse / Facebook iPad Music/Audio Apps Group    Said...

Great stuff, but will it work also with the thinner iPad 2?

Bring it on Alesis, people are waiting to use this!

12-Apr-11 02:39 PM


slabman    Said...

All good, but for the usual flimsy power connector. About time something more robust became standard

13-Apr-11 05:16 PM


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