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iPad的修改:对ALESIS IO码头
Mike Watkinson on Thu, August 4th | 6 comments
There are a growing number of accessories and controllers aimed at the iPad-wielding digital musician. Mike Watkinson takes a close look at the new Alesis iO Dock and all it has to offer.

自从首批iPad被释放,音乐家们扔在它的设备,试图接口音频和MIDI有时令人沮丧的自足框。大多数设备都挂出笨拙的耳机端口或基座连接器,只提供上述之一,它是专为防止该端口使用。到现在为止,这是爱丽斯已经发布了IO的基座,这似乎提供了可能需要的所有的音乐家,也许比他们更认为是可能的。好得是真实的?继续阅读...


第一印象

我不得不承认我有点腻味的质量和重量的IO基座。 (在发射前的宣传图片看起来金属)也许是因为我的期望很高,但尽管它看起来坚实它其实是很轻,不像我已经测试的另一个设备轻微的感觉plasticky(好了,它是由塑料制成)最近,阿凯SynthStation 25,这让第四代iPod touch的。从基座连接器(它实际上是为iPhone 3G设计的)挂在半空,爱丽斯提供一个额外的托盘,如果你是一个iPad 2业主,因为它有一个比原来的iPad的机身更薄。这锁定到位,一旦iPad已经停靠,设置感觉很多较大幅度的。 iPad是坚决IO基座和橡胶垫脚举行,这使牢固的安装,非常适合现场使用。


连接

随着3 6伏的电源连接,并接通,IO停靠费的iPad,并提供幻象电源2通过麦克风XLR连接器,双达1 / 4 TRS连接线/吉他输入。输入2有一个开关之间做出选择,这是选择,所以它也是适当的积极吉他阻抗吉他和麦克风/线路。两个输入修剪/增益控制。背面板上的连接器包括一个脚踏开关插座,视频输出通过RCA插座,锚后PSU的电缆,以确保在生活情况。视频输出选项是令人失望的,因为我一直希望能够以镜像ipad公司的视频输出,而访问IO底座所提供的音频选项,但此选项只有少数的应用程序(YouTube上,主题演讲和其他几个人的支持)。


直接开关允许监测通过硬件输出或耳机输出,有独立的音量控制输入。这就避免了您使用的是取其iPad应用造成任何延迟。


在左侧面板有两个老派的MIDI接口(5针DIN,还记得那些吗?)和B型USB插座适合于计算机连接,捕获和播放MIDI信息。


我的钱,我很想看到一个A型USB插座适合USB供电的MIDI键盘连接,而不需要附加一个计算机,(爱丽斯来,iPad是一台电脑!)虽然它,关于就像上iPad2本身的基座接口,VGA和HDMI视频输出,支持什么呢?也许对IO基座MK2?


在行动

作为一个对接站的IO基座的表现堪称完美,每个插座访问输入和输出如预期。麦克风前级放大器电路是有点吵,在其范围内的顶部,是典型的这种品质与大多数音频设备的。对我的启示是,在iPad不支持立体声音频输入:连接两个麦克风和立体声输入选项变为可用在GarageBand中的语音记录仪(见下图)。

Stereo recording options in GarageBand.

为iPad GarageBand中的立体声录音选项。


因此,像TwistedWave音频编辑器,或确实的GarageBand应用程序,iPad的功能作为一个立体声场记录,唯一的缺点是电源的要求。


结论

所以,一个有趣的概念:一个iPada移动计算deviceand停靠办公桌结合的音频/ MIDI接口,和你拿走拥有一个iPad,即其流动性的关键原因。什么,你得到的回报(用正确的应用程序,当然)是一个全功能的2 - 2出带有MIDI功能的简单的数字音频工作站。结合多种可用的音频和MIDI相关的应用程序,和你有一个系统,不能不提高你的创造力。新增的iPad的适用性,

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  • Jupygou
    Hey Mike, excellent review! This thing has had my curiosity peaked ever since I heard about it. How big is it? I'm just wondering if it makes the iPad bulkier than a MacBook in which case, the functionality of the MacBook wins by a longshot. Love hearing about this stuff! Thanks!
    • 7 years ago
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  • thirdspace
    The IODock measures 6.5 x 21.5 x 27.5 cm; the smallest MacBook Pro measures 2.41 x 32.5 x 22.7 cm. So it's closer to the smaller MacBook Air - but these are much bigger when you open the lid! Also they are significantly more powerful than an iPad and run a completely different set of software. On the other hand the IODock has a lot of sockets and controls, none of which come with a MacBook. Plus you could get two of these and two iPads for the price of a MacBook Pro (and no audio interface). So quite difficult to make any direct comparisons then!! Glad you liked the review Mike
    • 7 years ago
    • By: thirdspace
  • Hello everybody . I got Alesis iO Dock and VocLife ....and gues what ? VocaLife told me that mic input is not supported . What for big dissapoitment . How they can permit them selfs to not support the best music docking in the world i can`t undertand ? Please be so kind to give me advise which software I can use for vocal processing which is compatible with iO Dock . Thanks and All the best
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  • thirdspace
    Sorry to hear about the issue with VocaLive. When you say 'processing' what do you want to achieve?
    • 7 years ago
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  • shadman0131
    has anyone discovered how to remove the iPad from the dock? without doing any damage
    • 7 years ago
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  • billythefish
    Thinking of purchasing one of these and using my ipad for live gigs, I sing solo to backing tracks (currently minidisc format) If I change to performing using the ipad, 1- will I use itunes to play the tracks ? 2 - connect my normal mic through the idock 3- I like reverb on my live vocals, can someone advise the best app to use please Thanks in advance Billy
    • 7 years ago
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