Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video The iO Dock from Alesis, part of iPad Music Production: Inputs, Mics, and MIDI.
If you're an iPad musician who records a lot of different types of instruments, it will …probably get tedious to be constantly plugging in, pulling out, and re-plugging the different …types of accessories that are needed to record guitars or MIDI instruments or microphones. …So in this movie we are looking at the Alesis iO Dock, which I think is a much more elegant …and fully featured solution for somebody who needs to record a lot of different instruments with the iPad. …It's definitely one of the larger iPad accessories we have been looking at so far, but it's pretty …lightweight, but it's made out of a sturdy plastic and it's definitely portable.…
It's compatible with all the iPad models from 1 through 3. …If you have an original generation iPad, you can bring that through, …take out this little slider, and you can slide in your slightly thicker first-generation iPad in there. …If you are using these generation 2 or 3, you can just put that right back in and snap it in there. …So you can see this is a fully featured device. …
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 7/26/2013. What changed?
A: We added three brand new movies to cover a few exciting new iPad accessories that have emerged on the market: the Griffin StudioConnect and Apogee Quartet input devices, and the MiC microphone from Apogee. We also updated the movies covering the Spark Digital microphone.