Sure, your iPad dock can play tunes. Maybe it even does so with gusto, but the Alesis iO Dock does far more. The dock enables the iPad to function with pro audio gear and instruments instantly transforming it into a portable production station for musicians, recording engineers and music producers. An abundance of inputs including two combo XLR and 1/4″ inputs, MIDI jacks and footswitch controls amongst others ensures maximum connectivity. The dock’s wide-spread app compatibility also means you’ll spend less time hunting and more time channeling your inner Timbaland.

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