Alesis Intros DM Dock iPad Percussion Module

Alesis DMDock

At the 2012 NAMM Show, Alesis introduced the DM Dock – a new iPad dock that turns an iPad into a electronic drum module.

Around the back, the DM Dock lets you plug in standard drum pads, patch in MIDI cables and connect to stereo outputs.

Here are the details.


  • The only drum module for iPad and iPad 2
  • Works with virtually any app including GarageBand
  • 13 individual 1/4″ TRS trigger inputs for connecting drum and cymbal pads and other triggers
  • Works with dual-zone drum and cymbal pads, continuous hi-hats, three-zone rides, and multiple chokeable cymbals
  • Hinged door completely encloses and secures your iPad
  • Mounts to any stand or rack using the Alesis Module Mount (sold separately)
  • 1/4″ Headphone jack with volume control
  • 1/8″ Mix Input for mixing in external audio sources
  • Balanced 1/4″ stereo main outputs for connecting to an amp or PA
  • MIDI input and output for connecting to external MIDI hardware
  • USB MIDI port for use with MIDI software applications or your Mac or PC
  • Powers and charges iPad using universal wall power supply
  • Assignable footswitch input for program changes, start/stop sequences or metronome


  • DM Dock
  • iPad 2 Adapter
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual
  • Power Supply
  • Cable Snake

Pricing for the Alesis DM Dock expected to be about $249 and it should ship in Q2 2012.

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