A while back we did a Sonic LAB special on the Roland AIRA MX-1 - the pattern based digital mixer as part of the AIRA range, it was pretty cool - allowing AIRA products to be attached in USB Host mode - allowing their USB digital Audio to be routed into the MX-1 Mixer, as well as USB audio return tracks and analogue inputs.
At the time we were pretty excited at the prospect of allowing non-AIRA gear to be hooked up - eg iPads - now that would be very cool.
In a note from Sonicstate reader, the notes of the lartest AIRA software update 1.03 does allow non AIRA products to be used, though sadly (not yet) non Roland products. Details below:
Its a glimpse of the future, though perhaps not the one we'd hoped for - maybe in the pipeline though?