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iPad Music by Mark Jenkins

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Chapter 5

Audio/MIDI Interfaces

Just a few iPad interfaces now combine MIDI and audio abilities, together with other facilities such as video interfacing.

The first of these to be released at around $300 was the Alesis i/ODock, an ambitious product which aimed to turn the original model iPad, when accompanied by suitable apps, into a fully fledged recording studio. The i/ODock comprises a wedge-shaped support stand, with an external power supply, into which the iPad slots, offering on its sides and rear MIDI In and Out sockets (of the familiar five-pin DIN variety), a USB socket (for connection to a computer only, not to a USB keyboard controller), balanced XLR/jack microphone sockets with volume controls and switchable phantom power, each switchable ...

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