Alesis IO DOCK II - Frequently Asked Questions

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alesis iodockII main3The iO Dock II enables anyone with an iPad to create, produce, and perform music with virtually any pro audio gear or instrument. The iO Dock II is a universal docking station specifically designed for the iPad, which gives musicians, recording engineers, and music producers the connectivity they need to create and perform on the go. iO Dock II allows the ability to connect all of your gear to virtually any iPad and use any Core Audio or Core MIDI enabled app in the App Store, such as Garage Band, Cubase, JamUp, or BIAS.  This article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the iO Dock II.


Frequently Asked Questions


Which versions for the iPad work with the iO Dock II

The iO Dock II officially supports iPad generation 1, 2, 3 and 4.



Does the iO Dock II work with the iPad AIR or the iPad Mini?

Many have used the iPad AIR and iPad Mini successfully with iO Dock II, however the iPad AIR or Mini are not officially supported. Because of the size difference, they will not sit perfectly in the docking station.




Will the iO Dock work with an iPhone or iPod Touch?

 The iO Dock II works with nearly all iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches. However, the iO Dock II only officially supports iPad generation 1, 2, 3, and 4 as listed above.



Is the iO Dock II compatible with both 30-pin Apple devices and Apple devices that have the Lightning connection?

 The iO Dock II comes with BOTH Lightning and 30-pin adapters to allow for use with both types of iPad connections.



Does the iO Dock II support SysEx communication?

Yes! We are excited to say the iO Dock II now officially supports full SysEx communication.



Have there been any improvements made to the iO Dock II compared to the original iO Dock?

In addition to full support of SysEx communication, one of the top improvements is the higher-quality instrument input.  This true high impedance, professional-quality instrument input has been improved to allow your guitar or bass to sound better than ever in your iOS apps.



Does the iO Dock II have a video output?

 Video output is not an included feature of the IO Dock II.



What colors is the iO Dock available in?

 The IO Dock II is available in a glossy black finish.



Will I have to buy a dock adapter to use iPad generation 2, 3, and 4?

The iO Dock II includes a sled adapter for iPad generation 2, 3, and 4. You will need to remove the sled adapter to use the first generation iPad with iO Dock II.  There is no adapter available for the iPad AIR or iPad Mini.



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