19 thoughts on “Alesis IO Dock Hack Adds An Internal USB Hub

  1. this is the missing link right there. im going to get a guy mod this for me.
    excellent stuff. now if only sysex was there…

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    • What apps and synths would you use sysex with?

      And if you have a USB port could you use one of those 5 dollar USB to MIDI cables? That’s what I use with my camera connection kit now.

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  2. While I don’t own or use the I/O Dock, this was a very educational and entertaining video! Thanks for posting

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  3. Great idea! And I haven’t used my dremel in a little while so it’ll be fun to break that guy out again! Thanks for the tip!

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  4. This is a great tutorial. I believe if he used those paper cut outs to explain other aspects of life, I would instantly understand them!

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    • To be honest, I didn’t even care about the topic. Watched the whole thing for just the voice and the cut-outs. =p

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  5. This is the coolest hack I’ve seen in a long time, although the side effects aren’t that great. Where is Alesis? Clearly they know that they could add a Lighting Connector instead of the old 30 Pin Dock Connector along with these updated connections. I don’t get it…why not say you’re working on it and give us a timeframe? The iO Dock is the best accessory available for the iPad 1, 2, and 3. Alesis: now it’s time to give us a new release date with these added features!

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  6. Why don’t apple just put proper connections on the damn thing to begin with so you don’t need all this?

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  7. Great mod. I just wish he would have gone into more detail. Where he got parts, modified connectors, Etc….

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  8. Generally I don’t learn post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been amazed me. Thank you, very nice post.

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  9. If you don’t mind a bit of shameless promotion here: I’ve put my original modded dock on eBay now (look for auction 151309716452 on the German market). It has been running rather well for over a year now, but it won’t fit my iPad Air without an adapter and rather brutal reworkings.

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