The former name was StudioDock project, now it has been agreed on with Alesis iO Dock and alludes to Input / Output in the written style of the iDevices. The Apple iPad 2 is converted to digital audio and mixer.The digital mixer Alesis iO DockThe Tablet is here transported in a bent housing, which seems a little stale, but transports the recording studio flair.Alesis delivers course with an appropriate professional audio interface to mix the audio tracks. The manufacturer ensures software compatibility with other apps like GarageBand or the recently introduced mobile app FL Studio.
As a digital mixer
Otherwise it works like any other manual mixer and probably also for semi-and fully-professional artists to be interesting. At least you can take the iO Dock to just one session. The iPad is always there anyway. It can be on the right side and simply push it again to get. It remains stuck and falls out, thanks to a locking mechanism is not as easy again. Unfortunately, the software can not automatically start when inserted. That would be such a gimmick for the future.
The hard facts of the device
Connections makes the Alesis iO Dock practically no wishes open. MIDI input and output, USB, RCA video output, headphone jack and output, and two separate XLR inputs. As early as next month, in June, you can buy the Alesis iO Dock for 199 €, it should be compatible for both iPad models. Those looking for a bit, which is also dealer from whom the unit is for part 20 € cheaper.