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Welcome In This Edition

In this month’s newsletter we’re bringing you the latest
iO Dock reviews, hot off the presses, as well as a video run-down of some incredible apps that can be used with it. We have a video overview of the Alesis Cadenza, our new digital piano and we’ll also introduce you to a drummer who satisfies his need for speed with the DM10 module. Oh, and if you’re ready to win a free SR-16™ drum machine, we have just the contest for you!

Alesis in the news!


- The iO4 is Now Available

- Electronic Musician Test Drives
  the iO Dock

- Music Radar’s iOS Interface Round-up

- VIDEO: Cadenza Digital Piano

- VIDEO: iO Dock iPad App Jam


- David Kinkade of Soulfly


- Win an SR-16!

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The iO4 is Now Available

This four-channel, 24-bit audio interface works with your software of choice on Mac, PC, and iOS (with Apple USB adapter)! It has Four input channels each with XLR and 1/4" jacks plus an insert, MIDI I/O, and four assignable outputs for maximum utility and flexibility. We also think it's our best-sounding interface. Now you can get your hands on one of your own. Learn more about the iO4 here.

Electronic Musician Test Drives the iO Dock

“…the iO Dock is lightweight and tough, bristles with killer I/O potential, and sports a clean industrial design that integrates inconspicuously with the iPad.” So says Electronic Musician, who posted their full review here, giving you a look at how different mics fare, and providing a passing look at the only current alternative which they’ve coined “dongle dangling.” The verdict?—the iO Dock stands alone.

Music Radar’s iOS Interface Round-up

In a more succinct review, MusicRadar includes the iO Dock in their iOS Audio Interface Round-up, giving it 4½ out of 5 stars: “…this is a brilliant idea, well executed. Sensibly priced, too.” Read the rest here.

VIDEO: Cadenza Digital Piano

88 hammer-action, graded keys, a luxurious library of instruments, and natural-sounding speakers help you bring music to life. The Cadenza is elegant, easy to use, and perfect for learning, practicing, and performing. This video gives you a look into some of the things you can do with the Cadenza.

VIDEO: iO Dock iPad App Jam

In this video, we give you an overview of some of the creativity-fuealing iPad apps you can use with the iO Dock. The iO Dock is the world's only professional music interface for the iPad, enabling you to connect all of your music and audio gear so you can perform and create in stunning new ways. This overview includes a look at the remarkable Animoog synth app, plus an app that’s getting a ton of attention: Reactable Mobile. Prepare to have your mind blown.

Alesis Artist
David Kinkade of Soulfly

Every metal drummer holds speed and precision close to his or her heart. Acclaimed as having “the world’s fastest feet,” Soulfy's David Kinkade says the DM10 drum module has “the fastest trigger response I've ever experienced.” And if you're not into metal, you'll be pleased to know that this well-rounded musician also loves jazz, fusion, and rock. Check out David’s artist page here.

Free Stuff
Win an SR-16

Here’s your chance to win one the most popular drum machine ever made. The SR-16 has been the rhythmic partner to millions of performers, in billions of performances. Plus, it's been the drum sound source for countless hit records. Win this iconic accompanist here.