Alesis iO Mix Turns An iPad Into A 4-Channel Recording Studio

Alesis iO Mix iPad Mixer

Musikmesse 2012: Alesis has introduced the iO Mix 4-Channel Mixer/Recorder for iPad.

The Alesis iO Mix lets you mix and record four channels of audio directly into GarageBand or other compatible Core Audio apps, turning the iPad into a multitouch portable studio.


  • 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

iO Mix allows you to connect microphones, instruments, speakers, headphones and more to your iPad.

While it looks like an interesting option for people wanting to record straight to an iPad, others may miss support for MIDI and digital video connections.

Pricing and availability are TBA.

via PN

14 thoughts on “Alesis iO Mix Turns An iPad Into A 4-Channel Recording Studio

  1. Yea, no MIDI (especially on THIS forum) is going to stick out like a sore thumb. It would be interesting to understand their justification. Perhaps a bandwidth limitation?

  2. I’m having a hard time imagining when I need four tracks at once. It seems more realistic that I need one, or 16+, but never four.

    1. It always makes me laugh when I see people dismiss things – as they haven’t a clue how 99% of great recordings were made WITHOUT the benefits of all this technology! If you really want to learn how to record well, start with a tape recorder!!!!! Anyone remember those???? Mind you, I am currently recording the American Songbook, and despite only using five instruments, I’m using 48 tracks! Well, at least I appreciate the technology folks!!! 😀

  3. I think it would be awesome for recording demos. you could mic up the kick drum snare and two overheads and be set . then once your drums are recorded , record the bass , guitars and vocals. plus im sure theres a way you could send each individual track as a wav file from your ipad to your computer and mix with pro tools if you wanted to

  4. No Midi .. total failure, @ least a Usb to host ?? .. i still dont understand , 4 tracks only , or 4 tracks @ a time , means , it could do 8 or more depending if its an Ipad 2 or above??? what the apps it uses ?? why only 2 band eq ?? or may be , the apps give you more , not much info out yet can any one pls comment ??? like compared to the Zoom R8 , if this gives 8 tracks stereo , even if only 2 tracks @ a time , all these hardware based multi trackers will be obsolete …. well , looking forward to learn more about this device.. thanks sm

  5. No midi 300 bucks are they joking or what
    The last dock they made was a piece of crap
    And now they come out with this and no midi
    I think that’s a serious mistake
    And I wouldn’t even imagine trying it after
    I got ripped on there first lemon
    Any body want it for 40 bucks it’s yours

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