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January 19, 2012 • Events, Music Diary, News

Alesis Brings a Trio of Awesome iPad Musical Extender Docks

Alesis is a company that came out of Rhode Island in the digital boom of the mid-80’s and after ups and downs continues to be a force of innovation in the music hardware arena. They have three cool new iPad-related products introduced at the Winter NAMM show worth highlighting.

Alesis AmpDock

•The first professional guitar processor to use your iPad or iPad 2 for signal processing
•Works with GarageBand, AmpliTube, JamUp, and virtually any audio or CoreMIDI app
•Includes a rugged pedalboard controller with program, effect, bypass, volume and continuous controls
•Guitar Input 1 and switchable Mic/Line/Guitar Input 2; professional outputs, and MIDI jacks
•Kickstand allows for stable positioning on top of guitar amps
•Hinged door completely encloses and secures your iPad
•Mountable to a mic stand using the Alesis Module Mount (sold separately)
•1/4″ high-impedance guitar input and combo input for microphone, second guitar, or another instrument
•1/4″ outputs with Guitar/Line impedance switch
•Stereo auxiliary outputs for connection to external effects
•Two assignable endless knobs to control parameters in compatible apps
•Analog Input 1, Input 2, Main, and Headphone volume controls
•MIDI input and outputs and USB MIDI jack for use with other controllers and MIDI software or hardware

Alesis DMDock

The DM Dock harnesses the power of your iPad to give you an unlimited selection of sounds, a massive touchscreen for hands-on visual control, and wireless connectivity. This first-of-its-kind drum module builds upon the widely acclaimed design of the Alesis iO Dock, harnessing the tremendous processing power of your iPad or iPad 2 to give you a fully-integrated, stage-ready module with a wide array of professional trigger inputs and audio outputs.

Alesis StudioDock

# 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-modelling 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

We still don’t have exact release dates or pricing … but it is just amazing the stuff you can do with your iPad!

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