For audiophiles who love to tweak their music, Alesis has a new gadget to please your interest. The company has released a new 4-channel mixer (or recorder) called Alesis iO Mix which will turn your iPad into a powerful portable studio where you can record multiple mics or instruments directly into any supporting audio edition apps (such as GarageBad or Core Audio app). Of course, you’ll have to own an iPad for sure as it won’t work on Android tablets or its kind.
Specification wise, Alesis iO Mix 4-channel mixer and recorder featuring four combo XLR-1/4-inch input channels, switchable 48V phantom power for studio condenser microphones and a guitar-direct switch for guitar recording without an amp.
Here is the key feature of this iO Mix:
- The world’s first mixer/multi-channel interface for iPad
- Mix and record up to four channels, or a stereo mix into your iPad
- Works with mics, instruments, speakers, headphones, video monitors and projectors
- Four combo XLR-1/4″ input channels, each with trim, channel gain, pan, and low & high EQ
- Switchable 48V phantom power for use with studio condenser microphones
- Guitar-direct (DI) switch for guitar recording without an amp
- Balanced, stereo 1/4″ outputs and 1/4″ headphone output with separate volume controls
- Direct Monitor switch for latency-free input monitoring while recording
- Switchable limiter for clip-free recordings
- Hinged door completely encloses and secures your iPad
- Core Audio-compliant: works with virtually any app in the App Store
- Video output for connection to TVs and projectors: perfect for presentations, meetings and VJs
- Mountable to a mic stand using the Alesis Module Mount (sold separately)
- Complete routing and signal-management controls
- Power supply also charges your iPad
Looks like a nice piece of mixer and recorder. However, we can’t find the information of what is the price and whether the item has been available. I guess if you are interested, you can try to contact them directly on their Store’s email or call their number.
Check out more of the details over at Alesis official site.