Alesis StudioDock Pro Might Just Be The Reason To Buy An iPad

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This is the StudioDock Pro from Alesis. It’s a dock for your iPad giving you the I/O and connectivity your actually need to do music with a tablet. It has two XLR combo ins, MIDI in/out (also over USB), 2X stereo 1/4 outs. It’s getting serious.

Having an iPad that it’s truly connectible with the rest of your audio gear would be awesome. The StudioDock Pro is also protecting the unit. There is a protective bezel over the iPad and it should be closed on all sides so you can spill some beer on it. My only concern is the software and reliability. Otherwise, I’m buying (if you are, don’t forget to use the 10% off Moo Promo Code).

There is no word on availability on Alesis’ website:

Apple Certification Pending.
iPad™, App Store™, Apple® and Mac® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

I wonder if this will ever get approved.

Features:

AUDIO INPUTS

  • 2x XLR-1/4″
  • Individual gain controls
  • Phantom power, switchable
  • Guitar (high-impedance) switch on Input 2

AUDIO OUTPUTS

  • 2x 1/4″ Main
  • 1/4″ TRS Headphone
  • Individual level controls

VIDEO OUTPUT

  • RCA Composite (requires compatible apps)

CONTROL I/O

  • MIDI In (DIN)
  • MIDI Out (DIN)
  • USB MIDI (Host)
  • 1/4″ Footswitch (function assigned by apps)
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