Alesis iO Dock – iPad Dock With XLRs, Phantom Power, MIDI & More

This is the ultimate dock for musicians and audiophiles. The Alesis iO Dock has loads of features and connectors. It would go great with Garageband or DJ apps. The dock has pro audio connections like XLR & 1/4″ TRS. So far it’s not quite available yet but should be released very soon. B& has it listed for $199 and approximate arrival in June 2011. Here is a list of features:

– The world’s first pro audio dock for iPad
– Connect microphones and instruments including guitar, studio monitors, PA speakers, headphones, and MIDI controllers
– Universal device works with virtually every audio and MIDI app in the App Store; Core MIDI compliant
– Perform, craft, create and play back music in virtually any conceivable manner or location
– Video output for connection to TVs and projectors
– Inputs: two combo XLR-1/4″ for use with audio gear, instruments, and computer audio
– Input channel gain controls and switchable phantom power for use with condenser microphones
– Guitar-direct switch for use with amplifier- and effects-modeling app
– Outputs: pair 1/4″ and 1/4″ headphone with separate volume controls
– Control: MIDI In, MIDI Out, USB MIDI, and assignable 1/4-inch footswitch input



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  1. “This is the ultimate dock for musicians and audiophiles”
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