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The Alesis iO Dock is one of the most comprehensive ways you can harness the power of your iPad in your studio, and now the iO Dock II does it even b...Read More

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Universal pro audio dock for iPad.

The Alesis iO Dock is one of the most comprehensive ways you can harness the power of your iPad in your studio, and now the iO Dock II does it even better. If you're like any other musician out there who owns an iPad then you've no doubt already loaded it with some amazing music applications, but now what? That's where the iO Dock II comes in. Just slide your Lightning or 30-pin iPad into the dock and you'll instantly turn your tablet into a piece of professional touchscreen recording hardware. You'll have access to all of your favorite iOS recording, effects and virtual instrument applications all connected directly into your recording setup at home or in any studio. Can you imagine the flexibility of calling up your favorite synthesizer application and plugging in your MIDI keyboard to make it an instant hardware instrument? How about routing sound out of your DAW and into one of the many different effects apps for iPad for a turly hands-on sound sculpting experience? Well with iO Dock II's professional I/O it's all possible.

It's no secret that the iPad's user-friendly design and processing power have been a hit with musicians and producers who use apps to create music. iO Dock II takes this concept a step further by letting you connect your guitar, bass, microphones, keyboards and MIDI gear in one convenient device. And because it works with virtually any Core Audio or Core MIDI app, you will never run out of ways to create with the iO Dock II.

The iO Dock II is so much more than an ergonomic place to put your iPad in the studio. Dual combination inputs (XLR + 1/4-inch) let you record vocals, acoustic instruments, electronic instruments or ensembles with ease. Use dynamic or condenser mics to capture audio via the onboard mic preamps with phantom power.

Integrating the iO Dock II into your live or home studio setup is just as easy, thanks to 5-pin MIDI In/Out jacks and a USB MIDI Out port. The improved high-impedance input gives you a dedicated jack for your guitar/bass that ensures you have a clean, pure signal for tracking or 3rd party FX apps. Dedicated headphone and 1/4-inch outputs let you listen to your tracks on studio monitors or 'phones. The assignable footswitch jack opens up creative possibilities for gigging or virtual instrument performance.

  • Equips your iPad with pro audio connections for recording and live performance
  • Interchangeable 30-pin and Lightning connectors included
  • Works with iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad (4th generation)
  • Improved high-impedance guitar input for accurate recording of guitars and bass guitars
  • Improved iPad connector placement for quick and easy loading of your iPad
  • Connect microphones, instruments, speakers, headphones, and MIDI controllers
  • Works with virtually any Core Audio or Core MIDI app in the App Store
  • Two combo XLR-1/4-inch inputs for use with instruments, microphones, and more
  • Input channel gain controls and switchable phantom power for use with condenser mics
  • Two1/4" main outputs and 1/4" headphone output, each with independent volume controls
  • 5-pin MIDI and USB MIDI input and output and an assignable 1/4-inch footswitch input
  • Professional 24-bit converters built in
  • Class-compliant, no drivers required

Turn your iPad into professional studio hardware today!


iO Dock II

  • Audio Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" Balanced TRS Individual gain controls Phantom power, switchable Guitar (high-impedance) switch on Input 1
  • Audio Outputs: 2 x 1/4" Balanced TRS Main 1/4" TRS Headphone Individual level controls
  • Control I/O: MIDI In (DIN) MIDI Out (DIN) USB MIDI 1/4" Footswitch (function assigned by apps)
  • Power: 12V DC, 2A, center-positive
  • Dimensions (Length x Width x Height): 8.5" x 10.5" x1.25"; 216 mm x 267 mm x 32 mm Weight: 2.1 lbs; .95 kg
  • System Requirements:
  • iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd Generation), iPad (4th Generation)
  • Includes:
  • iO Dock II
  • Power Adapter
  • Adapter for iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), and iPad (4th generation)
  • Apple 30-Pin Connector
  • Apple Lightning Connector
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

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Excellent Value

By FrankKeyC

from Brentwood, TN

About Me Professional Musician

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  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile


  • Ipad Air Adapter Mod Req

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording
  • Studio Sound Module

Comments about Alesis iO Dock II:

I am very happy with this unit. I am SO happy to finally do away with the camera connection kit. This unit allows me to keep the iPad safe and charged while I am working with it in the studio. Standard MIDI connections are a plus as well. The sound is quite clean. I notice no noticeable noise in my mixes when integrating this unit in to my studio.

I own two because I have two iPads (iPad 1st gen and iPad Air 1st gen). There are two things I don't like about this unit. A built in USB hub would have been nice. Seems like Alesis could have fit it into the design and footprint. Not sure why they did not. The other thing that I really don't like about this product is that the included adapter does not work with the iPad Air. However, I modified the adapter by using 1/8 inch rubber matting on the surface of the adapter to raise the iPad Air up a little and braided four pipe cleaners to fill the gaps on each side of the adapter so that the iPad sits firmly in the unit. I have heard of others using #2 pencils to fill the gaps but I like the pipe cleaners better because they have felt on them and provide a non-abrasive, tight fit for the iPad. Note that even though the iPad Air requires this mod for a tight/safe fit, it is also protected from falling out via the frame of the IO Dock. All that said, rest assured that the mod I mention above provides a safe and effective workaround for Alesis' huge miss in this area. Why they don't provide an adapter for the iPad Air is beyond me. It is such an easy fix. These two issues are the reason for my four star review

Get the bag. They unit is delicate and the bag is well worth it to protect your investment!!

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Just like a Tascam or Roland VS unit

By Macabre!

from Norwalk,Ct.

About Me Professional Musician


  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Its Well Worth It
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile


  • Priceybut Lots Of Option

Best Uses

  • Professional Recording

Comments about Alesis iO Dock II:

If you use the Ipad to record,mix,or monitor then IO dock II is something to look into. Other manufacture's that imitate this item do not have half the amount of options or available inputs as this unit has. That's why there all half the price of this one.Research all of them as I did. Overall its just like a miniature Tascam or Roland-VS unit. NO_Doubt

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