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Alesis iO Dock Pro Docking Station for iPad
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Transform your Apple iPad into a full-blown recording system

The Alesis iO Dock has the amazing ability to transform your Apple iPad into a full-blown recording system. Dual XLR/TRS inputs give you the option to record in stereo or mono. Both inputs have switchable phantom power. There is a guitar-mic/line switch on 2nd input for added flexibility. Also features MIDI and USB In and outputs; composite video output; headphone output with volume control; and is fully compatible with virtually all audio/video apps currently available. This compact portable powerhouse can go wherever you do. Operates on batteries or AC power.

The Alesis iO Dock transforms your Apple iPad into a full-blown recording system. Dual XLR/TRS inputs let you record in stereo or mono. Both inputs have switchable phantom power. There is a guitar-mic/line switch on 2nd input for added flexibility. Also features MIDI and USB In and outputs; composite video output; headphone output; Assignable 1/4" footswitch: and fully compatible with virtually all audio/video apps currently available. The Alesis iO Dock is compact, portable, and operates on batteries or AC power.

Alesis iO Dock Pro Docking Station for iPad Features:

  • Turns an iPad into a recording/performing/playback station
    Docks and charges your iPad
    Dual XLR/TSR inputs
    Guitar - mic/line switch on 2nd input
    Switchable phantom power on each input
    Dual 1/4" outputs
    Core MIDI-compliant with MIDI I/O
    USB In/Out
    RCA Composite video output
    Headphone input with volume control
    Assignable 1/4" footswitch
    on batteries or AC power
    Works with virtually all audio/video Apps
    3rd Generation iPads require an additional adapter
    Recommended for use with iOS 5.1 and up

Alesis iO Dock Pro Docking Station for iPad Specifications:

    2 x XLR-1/4" Balanced TRS
    Individual gain controls
    Phantom power, switchable
    Guitar (high-impedance) switch on Input 2
    Balanced XLR Mic
    Max -45 dBV
    Min -3 dBV
    Balanced 1/4“ TRS Mic/Line
    Max -27 dBV
    Min +16 dBV
    Un-Balanced 1/4” TS Mic/Line
    Max -27 dBV
    Min +16 dBV
    Un-Balanced 1/4” TS Guitar
    Max -38 dBV
    Min +4.5 dBV
    2 x 1/4" Balanced TRS Main
    1/4" TRS Headphone
    Individual level controls
    RCA Composite (requires compatible apps)
    MIDI In (DIN)
    MIDI Out (DIN)
    1/4" Footswitch (function assigned by apps)
    The iO Dock power supply is 6 VAC 3.0A. It is a universal power supply rated for 100-240 VAC 50/60HZ 0.8A.

Alesis iO Dock Pro Docking Station for iPad

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  • just what you needed

    As reviewed by Noah Montena on 7/4/2011

    If you've been hording audio apps on your iPad in the hopes that some day you'd be able to use it as a take-along project studio, your "crazy" dream has come true. Remember trying to set the levels while holding the crappy built-in mic up to your guitar amp? Did you have less-than-awesome results tickling the touchscreen ivories on your favorite rendition of Chopin? Well, get yourself a StudioDock, break out your Neumann and your Axiom, and try it again, because those terrible projects you had in GarageBand are going to get a lot better. The iPad is like a netbook whose drivers don't need to be updated every Tuesday, and that's why you've got 20 analog synth apps in a folder on the fourth page. Why aren't they on the home page? Because you break a knuckle every time you want to play more than two sweet octaves, that's why. But with an Alesis StudioDock you could plug in your best hardware keyboard or MIDI controller and romance it like Greg Hawkes, recording either the stereo out from that gorgeous Fantom G you bought last Christmas, or just the numeric control code. Or both, because the StudioDock has hardware MIDI in and out, balanced/line left and right inputs (with individual gain, phantom power, and switchable impedance for direct guitar), USB MIDI out, composite video out (for looking at a bigger screen), a fat 1/4" headphone out with its own volume control, main 1/4" L and R outs for sharing your masterpiece with the neighbors on an amp (whether they appreciate your genius or not), and all the touchscreen control afforded by hundreds of music apps designed to run on the front end of the StudioDock - the iPad. Many rock. Many still suck. But, finally, with a good I/O dock to design for, you can bet the best apps available today are only the tip of the development iceberg. Overall, the StudioDock provides solid, and much needed, professional quality I/O for the iPad. It will also prove to be a turning point for the quality of music apps. At the time of this review, the StudioDock has proven its MIDI and/or audio chops on my iPad1 with the following apps: Akai SynthStation, Korg iMS-20, GarageBand, the entire suite of Alex Wiltschko audio tools, and pocketRTA HD. It is so sweet to be able to use a real condenser mic with an iPad spectrum analyzer, if only for the isolation, but also for the better dynamic range and lower noise. Be warned: not every synth or effects app in its current revision knows what to do with a MIDI or audio input that isn't the headphone jack (I'm looking at you, IK Multimedia Amplitube, with your "input: unsupported"), but give it time! Also: if you own an iPad2, you will need to send away for a free adaptor. The iPad1 fits great in the StudioDock, but the "2" does not. If you rush home to use your iPad2 with your new dock, you will have to use some cardboard or something as a shim until your bracket comes from Alesis.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • AMAZING, but...

    As reviewed by JOSIAN GATTERMEIER on 11/6/2011

    First of all, it's great, simply great to have so many connections in one place. It's wonderful, and NO OTHER product in the market will give you so much as of NOVEMBER OF 2011. It's all you would expect it to be like you can read in other reviews, but none of the reviews will tell you some flukes, which I am going to. So again, it's AMAZING, and I will only alert you of the not so great things... Many people complain that they only have the RCA video output for video, and yes, they could do an HDMI since the IPAD supports it, or even VGA, but this is for music, not video, so honestly, the RCA is a plus... BUT WHAT KILLS ME is the fact that the USB port cannot be used in a USB MIDI keyboard. AGAIN, IT WILL NOT WORK WITH A USB KEYBOARD. You need to have a keyboard that has the old school MIDI port, or else it WILL NOT WORK. MIDI port is a MUST. I truly hope they can change the firmware. It's a shame, since even the USB camera adapter of the IPAD supports USB MIDI, and this thing will not. That's why it got a 3 star only. This is basicly my main complaint with it. I also wished that you could use the keyboard while on a different application, like for example, reading a text of PDF with the chords/notes of a song (which I use my ipad for as well), but unfortunately I did not find a way to do this, and I don't think that is possible due to IOs... Lastly, I truly wish they woulg make the bottom of this thing bezeled or something, so you can use an ipap klip, or something that would hold this in a Mic stand or something. What I mean is, if you are playing a keyboard on a keyboard stand for example, where are you going to place this? You can even try a sheet stand, but I would not trust on top of it without being secure... so yeah... nothing is perfect, but NOT BEING ABEL TO USE A USB KEYBOARD!!!! Give me a break, that is just nonsense! What is that USB for then??? The problem is, they advertise that (go look in Alesis website) 'The USB connection on the iO Dock provides MIDI connectivity between the computer and anything connected to the iO Dock.' NOT TRUE. Don't try it, I have tried 6 different keyboards, including ALESIS QX49 and Q49, M-AUDIOS, KORGS, it just will not work. Other than that, which to me is NEW TECHNOLOGY only working with OLD OLD OLD stuff, this thing is amazing! Have fun!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Almost perfect for me

    As reviewed by Matt Sweet on 9/12/2011

    My main musical focus is " open mic's " this is awesome for recording live performances off the mixing board or by mic'ing the main speakers! I wish they would have put some kind of a power indicator light on the face. I didn't realize it was off once and missed a great performance! Bummer! Other than that I love it. IMPORTANT!!!!! YOU MUST TURN OFF THE CROSSTALK PROTECTION In your iPads garage band settings NOT through the app itself!! This will eliminate the terrible noises that will be on your recordings. And yes I said turn crosstalk protection OFF! The only other bad thing is the manual is worthless and Alesis's website isn't much better. Somewhere I read that this will run on batteries, this is not true. Or I'm too stupid to find the battery door, which is entirely possible lol! Enjoy!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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