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Alesis iO Mix. iPad 4 channel mixer

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Alesis iO Mix. iPad 4 channel mixer Reply with quote

This looks really cool. hope its not pricey

http://www.alesis.com/iomix



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yarrr, do want. That and some apps that work better for me live Sad
Last show I had to slim it back to the point where I played two backing tracks out of itunes. Sad WEAK.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what were you trying to do? play some prerecorded track along with the live music or use a sequencer?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks awesome!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would stay well clear of it until user reviews come out.
I bought an Alesis iDock for my iPad without doing any research only to find that it was buggy as hell. Alesis knew about the problems and had a firmware update, but it barely did a thing. They blamed Apple's 5.0 update and Apple blamed Alesis for the issues. All you would get was horrible LOUD static when using audio inputs or switching from one amp to another in Garageband. Power cycling it would clear it up (temporarily). The midi clock goes off time also.
The 5.1 update has made it a bit more useable, but it still crashes apps in the middle of recording.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been contemplating io devices for my iPad recently especially to use with the moog apps but unsure what to use. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

riotshield wrote:
what were you trying to do? play some prerecorded track along with the live music or use a sequencer?


Well, I needed to play a track in a sequencer style. Essentially, play part A of a track, and loop section B, until I release the loop, then continue on to section C.

I would also like to have sort of a "sample" board drum pad style in the same app, so i can fire shit off willy nilly.

The main thing was that all of a sudden, my app "music studio" wouldnt load new audio. Im not sure if that one will let me load samples into the drum pads either.

A lot of this has been made irrelevant by my new Minitaur/fottboard, but I really do want to dig into the ipad onstage in the future.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you looked into Beatbox?
It has a mpc style sampler, sequencer, instruments that you can load custom banks, etc. its pretty powerful. You can also connect a keyboard (usb or midi) and handle stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lorez wrote:
I've been contemplating io devices for my iPad recently especially to use with the moog apps but unsure what to use. Any thoughts?

If its just midi your looking for, the iRig midi looks good for around 70 bucks and it charges the iPad at the same time. I picked up an M-audio midisport for around 30 bucks and an iPad camera connector for a little over $35. It works great and I've had no problems with it. It doesn't charge, thought, an I wish I would've held out for the iRig.

After my previous post I decided to test the idock again (after doing all the current updates) and it's working with GarageBand well enough. I didn't notice the static and hissing when using the audio inputs. I also tried it with the Meteor app (which i use mainly) and it still has the same issues of dropping during midi recordings. There was no audio static though. Maybe I'll have to give it another shot, again.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks rvb that's really useful.
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