The Unique Geek
September 12, 2011
It is time for the masses to rise and say, “enough!” Are you like me? Are you sick of reading product reviews, spec sheets and talking to professionals about which interface may be right for you? If so, this is the article for you.
Who are the best people to ask?
First of all, if you are blessed with an uncle who never married, squeezes into his Kia, works part-time as a security guard at Walgreens and is secretly smarter than everyone else alive – consider yourself lucky. This is just the type of person that you need to approach with this quandary. Even if your personal expert never completed a song after using their favorite DAW for the past seven years, they know an awful lot. The person who has used Sonar for years and once used Cubase may still be an expert at Cubase. So, don’t discount their …
June 1, 2011
When we arrived at Winter NAMM 2011 there were a plethora of products that utilized the iPad. Everything from keyboards to DJ controllers were tailor made to work with the ever popular technology of tablet computers. For me, the most innovative and exciting piece of gear was the Alesis IO Dock.
The Alesis IO Dock is an audio interface that connects directly to your iPad. The ability to connect instruments to your iPad is not new, but this is the first piece of gear that allows you to connect a direct line input from multiple types of instruments and midi controllers. Because you have the ability to plug all of your existing instruments, microphones, and controllers directly to the Alesis IO dock, it makes this audio interface truly revolutionary and innovative. It works with all of the apps in the App Store so the possibilities are endless. The most useful …