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Alesis announces StudioDock, docking station for iPad

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Alesis has announced the StudioDock, a device that lets you connect all of your audio gear to the entire world of apps for iPad.

Alesis StudioDock

The StudioDock is the first device that enables anyone with an iPad to create, produce, and perform music with virtually any pro audio gear or instruments.

The StudioDock is a universal docking station specifically designed for the iPad, and it gives musicians, recording engineers, and music producers the connectivity they need to create and perform with iPad. Connect all your pro audio gear to virtually any app in the App Store with the StudioDock.

StudioDock features

  • The world’s first pro audio dock for iPad.
  • Connect microphones and instruments including guitar, studio monitors, PA speakers, headphones, and MIDI controllers.
  • Universal device works with virtually every audio and MIDI app in the App Store; Core MIDI compliant.
  • Perform, craft, create and play back music in virtually any conceivable manner or location.
  • Video output for connection to TVs and projectors.
  • Inputs: two combo XLR-1/4″ for use with audio gear, instruments, and computer audio.
  • Input channel gain controls and switchable phantom power for use with condenser microphones.
  • Guitar-direct switch for use with amplifier- and effects-modeling app.
  • Outputs: pair 1/4″ and 1/4″ headphone with separate volume controls.
  • Control: MIDI In, MIDI Out, USB MIDI, and assignable 1/4-inch footswitch input.

More information: Alesis / StudioDock

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Alesis announces PercPad, compact four-pad percussion instrument

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Alesis has announced the PercPad, a four-pad electronic percussion instrument.

Alesis PercPad

The PercPad’s four velocity-sensitive pads with kick input, high-quality internal sounds and compact size make it the perfect choice for drummers and other instrumentalists looking to incorporate electronic percussion into their setups. Drummers can mount the PercPad on a standard snare drum stand or mount it to stands and racks using the Module Mount, sold separately.

The PercPad has a collection of acoustic and electronic drum and percussion that are perfectly suited to the needs of drummers and percussionists. Drummers can easily tune and edit sounds, assigning them to any of the four pads or to the kick input. They can also expand their sound pallete using the PercPad’s MIDI output, enabling them to perform with the sounds from any MIDI sound module or software on Mac or PC. Drummers can use the PercPad with virtually any switch or velocity-sensitive kick trigger or pad including Alesis’ DMPad and RealHead Kick Pads.

PercPad features

  • The most compact, most-affordable multi-pad instrument.
  • Built-in library of the most in-demand sounds.
  • Four velocity-sensitive pads and a kick input for instant expansion of any drumset or percussion rig.
  • Fits a standard snare stand, sits tabletop, or mounts on any stand or rack using the.
  • Module Mount (sold separately).
  • Tune and edit sounds, and assign them to any of the four pads or the kick input.
  • MIDI output for use as a controller for triggering sound modules and software.

More information: Alesis / PercPad

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Alesis announces GuitarLink Plus, guitar-to-USB cable bundles with Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE

Alesis has announced GuitarLink Plus, a single cable which connects a guitar to a computer creating instant FX rack using the included Guitar Rig from Native Instruments.

Alesis GuitarLink Plus

GuitarLink Plus easily connects guitars and other line-level audio sources directly into a computer. GuitarLink Plus’ internal, analog-to-digital conversion brings studio-quality, 16-bit, 44.1 kHz digital-audio straight to a computer from 1/4″ to USB. No need to install drivers, GuitarLink Plus connects plug-and-play to Mac or PC for a simple, streamlined studio solution. Once the guitar and computer are hooked up, Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE® software is included to begin processing the signal. 



Guitar Rig LE® shapes a guitar sound with many emulations of classic amplifiers and effects pedals. Guitar performances can even be recorded within the software. GuitarLink Plus is the no-hassle way of running a guitar through a computer and making it sound better than ever.

GuitarLink Plus features

  • Connects guitar and other line-level instruments to your computer.
  • Internal, analog-to-digital audio conversion at 16-bit, 44.1 kHz.
  • Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC.
  • 16.5-foot length (5m) to provide unrestricted performances.
  • Compatible with most Mac and Windows class-compliant drivers and software.
  • Included Guitar Rig LE® software lets you shape your sound and record your performances.

Alesis will unveil the new GuitarLink Plus at booth #6400 of the 2011 NAMM Show from January 13-16, Anaheim, CA.

More information: Alesis / GuitarLink Plus

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Alesis introduces DM8 USB Kit and DM8 Pro Kit electronic drumsets

Alesis has introduced the DM8 USB Kit and DM8 Pro Kit, two new electronic drumsets.

Alesis’ latest drum module in a line now spanning 20 years, the DM8 builds on the success of the top-of-the-line DM10. The DM8 shares the DM10’s essential architecture, including playback of genuine recordings of real drums and cymbals and advanced Dynamic Articulation™ multi-samples.

Drummers will find the DM8 to be packed with over 750 first-call studio and live drums and cymbals, dozens of play-along tracks and an advanced metronome for practice and performance. The DM8 features professional audio and trigger inputs and outputs and MIDI and USB MIDI for expansive flexibility and connection to a wide range of devices.

Alesis DM8 USB Kit

DM8 USB Kit features

  • DM8 high-definition drum module with over 750 Dynamic Articulation™ sounds.
  • Low-noise, natural-feeling rubber pads: dual-zone Snare with rimshot and three Toms with natural feel.
  • Large Kick works with single and double pedals (sold separately).
  • Large dual-zone Ride with bell, bow, and choke, Crash with choke, and Hi-Hat with continuous-control pedal.
  • DMRack with four-post design, wingbolt-adjustable clamps, and mini-boom cymbal arms.
  • DMRack comes preassembled for quick setup.
  • Premium instrument library multi-sampled from real drums and cymbals.
  • Play along with tracks and record yourself with the three-part sequencer.
  • Mix input for practicing with external music players.
  • USB-enabled for tracking and programming with virtually all music software.
Alesis DM8 Pro Kit

DM8 Pro Kit features

    DM8 high-definition drum module with over 750 Dynamic Articulation™ sounds.

  • RealHead 8″, 10″, and 12″ drum pads with tension-adjustable drumheads.
  • 12″ dual-zone Snare, 8″, 10″, and 12″ Toms, and 8″ Kick, which works with single and double pedals (sold separately).
  • DMPad 12″, 14″, and 16″ multi-zone cymbal pads with natural motion.
  • 16″ 3-zone Ride with choke, 14″ Crash with choke, 12″ Hi-Hat with RealHat continuous pedal.
  • StageRack with four-post design, integrated cymbal booms, and wingbolt-adjustable clamps.
  • StageRack comes with convertible boom/straight cymbal arms, mounted in the downtubes.
  • Premium instrument library multi-sampled from real drums and cymbals.
  • Play along with tracks and record yourself with the three-part sequencer.
  • Mix input for practicing with external music players.
  • USB-enabled for tracking and programming with virtually all music software.

Alesis will display both kits at booth #6400 of the 2011 NAMM Show from January 13-16, Anaheim, CA.

More information: Alesis / DM8 USB Kit / DM8 Pro Kit

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Alesis introduces iO4, 24-bit USB audio interface

Alesis iO4

Alesis has announced the iO4, a new USB audio interface.

The iO4 is a compact audio-recording interface for home, project and portable studio recording setups.

This four-channel USB device for Mac and PC-based systems enables users to record and monitor up to eight channels of audio (4 in, 4 out) at 16-bit recording, or four channels (2 in, 2 out) at 24-bit. The iO4 is compact enough to comfortably fit into a mobile recording rig, laptop bag or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.

iO4 features

  • Four-channel computer audio-recording interface.
  • Record up to 24-bit, 48 kHz audio into virtually any software.
  • Monitor sessions with balanced studio monitor and headphone outputs.
  • High-quality A/D and D/A converters, discrete-design preamps, 48V phantom power.
  • Inputs for microphones, line-level sources, and instruments including guitars.
  • Tricolor stereo level meter and lighted status indicators for visual monitoring.
  • MIDI Input and Output jacks for playing and controlling software with instruments.

Alesis will unveil the new iO4 at booth #6400 of the 2011 NAMM Show from January 13-16, Anaheim, CA.

More information: Alesis / iO4

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Alesis announces DMPhones isolating headphones

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Alesis DMPhones

Alesis has announced the DMPhones sound isolating headphones.

One of the benefits of electronic drumsets is the ability to practice quietly by using headphones. Having headphones that can accurately reproduce the high frequencies of cymbals, the deep thud of a kick drum sound and everything in between is essential.

The DMPhones are great sounding headphones designed for studio and electronic drummers. They employ a comfortable, closed–cup design for great isolation from outside noise so drummers won’t have to crank the volume up to 11. Drummers can pound away at their pads and still keep the volume at a healthy level.

DMPhones features

  • Great-sounding headphones ideal for studio and electronic drummers.
  • Comfortable, closed–cup, dual-ear design for great isolation from outside noise.
  • Isolation enables performance and practice at lower sound levels for hearing safety.
  • Adjustable headband fits virtually all head sizes.
  • Sleek piano black finish and minimized size for visually unobtrusive appearance onstage.
  • 1/8″ mini-plug with 1/4″ adapter for universal connectivity.

Alesis will unveil the new DMPhones at booth #6400 of the 2011 NAMM Show from January 13-16, Anaheim, CA.

More information: Alesis / DMPhones

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Alesis introduces MultiMix 16 USD FX, audio mixer & recording interface

Alesis MultiMix 16 USB FX

Alesis has announced the MultiMix 16 USB FX, an 16-channel audio mixer with digital effects and USB recording interface.

The MultiMix 16 USB FX is a 16-channel desktop mixer designed for easy integration into musicians’

computer-based recording environments. Whether they are mixing a band or sub-mixing a group of inputs, such as a drumset, musicians will find the MultiMix 16 USB FX to be easy to use, rugged and feature-packed.

The MultiMix 16 USB FX gives users a selection of eight XLR inputs with switchable phantom power supply for condenser microphones. MultiMix 16 USB FX also provides 1/4-inch and RCA connectors for working with instruments and line-level audio sources, and guitarists will enjoy a guitar input, enabling them to plug their instruments directly into the mixer for amp-free recording.

MultiMix 16 USB FX features

  • 16-channel mixer with mic, line, and guitar-level inputs.
  • 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz stereo in, stereo out via USB for easy recording and playback from your computer.
  • XLR inputs with gain trim, switchable high-pass filters, and 48V phantom power.
  • 1/4-inch line-level inputs for instruments and high-impedance guitar input for direct-connecting guitars.
  • Powerful EQ: three-band with sweepable parametric mids on channels 1 – 4, three-band on 5 – 8, two-band on 8 – 16.
  • Built-in DSP effects with footswitch bypass control and Aux buss for external processing.
  • Multicolor LED metering for visual level feedback.
  • Main and headphone outputs with independent level controls.
  • Class compliant, plug-and-play USB for Mac and PC interface without installing drivers.
  • Includes Cubase LE software for tracking and editing on your Mac or PC.

Alesis will unveil the new MultiMix 16 USB FX at booth #6400 of the 2011 NAMM Show from January 13-16, Anaheim, CA.

More information: Alesis / MultiMix 16 USB FX

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