One of the major criticisms of Apple’s iPad has been that it’s a consumption device, and not a creation device. In terms of audio, that’s all about to change. The biggest challenge has been finding a way to get your audio (whether from a microphone, a guitar, a keyboard or MIDI device) into the iPad. In Spring of this year, Alesis will debut its StudioDock, which will give voiceover talent lots of input options. A quick look at the back of the StudioDock tells most of the story:
There are two combo XLR-1/4″ ins, with switchable phantom power, making it “plug & play” for high-end condenser mics. Input channel gain controls, and balanced 1/4″ outputs.
A quick look at the left side of the dock reveals traditional and USB MIDI compatibility.
On the right, you’ll find a 1/4″ headphone jack with separate volume control for monitoring your recording.
Best of all, the StudioDock works with virtually every audio and MIDI app in the App Store.