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Todd Simpson
post Sep 18 2011, 04:09 AM
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I thought I'd start a thread for folks interested in exploring the use of "Mobile" technologies for Music Production. I've been using an Iphone (as it is basically an iPod) and recently an iPad (now with the Alesis Dock) for creating music, sounds, etc. The range of tools is just insane and it's been almost overwhelming trying to get a grip on it. So I thought' I'd start the thread with some pix of a new bit of kit I've been working with. The Alesis Studio Dock.

This piece of gear is a doc for an ipad 1 or 2 and provides XLR / Guitar Jack in / Out (Finally!) So you can record directly using Guitar Rig Mobile or any plugin you like. I've been downloading wads of them and hope to try each in turn. Here are some pics of the Alesis dock. I"m still experimenting with it. More to come!

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post Sep 18 2011, 09:38 AM
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Cool! look forward to some info on all this stuff. Looking at getting an Ipad 2 currently. How much did the dock set you back?
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post Sep 19 2011, 02:51 PM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Sep 18 2011, 04:38 AM) *
Cool! look forward to some info on all this stuff. Looking at getting an Ipad 2 currently. How much did the dock set you back?


The Alesis IPad Doc is about $200 US. So less in Euro. A couple hundred bux to turn the ipad in to a usable studio instrument/tool seems an honest value. Midi/XlR Out/In Video Out, etc. It's just handy!

Here is a link with info/video. The vid shows using it for full blown mobile production. Have not tried that yet though.

http://www.alesis.com/iodock

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post Sep 19 2011, 03:30 PM
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Damn ,great gadget and very affordable price smile.gif ! thanks Todd !


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post Sep 19 2011, 04:59 PM
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Awesome! I didn't know that this type of equipment exists.. thanks Todd!


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post Sep 19 2011, 11:08 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 19 2011, 11:59 AM) *
Awesome! I didn't know that this type of equipment exists.. thanks Todd!


It was new to me too. smile.gif I was a bit suprised to find it but I'm really impressed with it.

QUOTE (Sinisa Cekic @ Sep 19 2011, 10:30 AM) *
Damn ,great gadget and very affordable price smile.gif ! thanks Todd !


The list price is nearly $400 US but everyone is selling them for $200 US. It's a killer device and the sound quality is really quite good. I'll upload a sample.


http://www.alesis.com/iodock

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AMPKIT+ for (iPad and iPhone)

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http://agilepartners.com/apps/ampkit/gear/

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I have been experimenting with an APP called AMPKIT for iPad and iPhone. I'm just shocked how good it is for a "Mobile" App. The tone is Impressive. I honestly think it might work for a live gig. You can download it for FREE from the apple store if you have an iOS device. Here are a couple of recordings on stock patches. I read about ALEX SKOLNICK using it for warming up backstage at gigs and thought I'd try it. It RAWKS.
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post Sep 20 2011, 06:37 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 20 2011, 12:40 AM) *
AMPKIT+ for (iPad and iPhone)

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http://agilepartners.com/apps/ampkit/gear/

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I have been experimenting with an APP called AMPKIT for iPad and iPhone. I'm just shocked how good it is for a "Mobile" App. The tone is Impressive. I honestly think it might work for a live gig. You can download it for FREE from the apple store if you have an iOS device. Here are a couple of recordings on stock patches. I read about ALEX SKOLNICK using it for warming up backstage at gigs and thought I'd try it. It RAWKS.
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Attached File  Ipad_MetalTone_Test_Ampkit.mp3 ( 602.59K ) Number of downloads: 113


Second tone on the way....


Here is a clean tone (chorus, Delay, etc. I just bought the Digital Delay, each Pedal in software is like $5 U.S.) .
Attached File  AmpkitClean.mp3 ( 1.26MB ) Number of downloads: 105


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post Sep 20 2011, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 20 2011, 01:37 AM) *
Here is a clean tone (chorus, Delay, etc. I just bought the Digital Delay, each Pedal in software is like $5 U.S.) .
Attached File  AmpkitClean.mp3 ( 1.26MB ) Number of downloads: 105



VERY SPIFF APP! (LICK OF THE DAY!) Free.

A handy mobile app with a fresh lick every day. Found it on the same site I found AMPKIT.

http://agilepartners.com/apps/lickoftheday/

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post Sep 20 2011, 06:58 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 20 2011, 01:37 AM) *
Here is a clean tone (chorus, Delay, etc. I just bought the Digital Delay, each Pedal in software is like $5 U.S.) .
Attached File  AmpkitClean.mp3 ( 1.26MB ) Number of downloads: 105


Here is another AMP KIT for ipad tone I"m working on. This one with Octaver. Very THICK.

Attached File  THICK_CRUNCH.mp3 ( 950.03K ) Number of downloads: 101




Here is a link to the AmpKit Group on soundcloud. Lots of folks making crazy tones.

http://soundcloud.com/groups/ampkit#


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post Sep 26 2011, 10:02 PM
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Very interesting piece of kit Todd, and not costing that much either. Thanks for sharing this smile.gif


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post Sep 28 2011, 04:58 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Sep 26 2011, 05:02 PM) *
Very interesting piece of kit Todd, and not costing that much either. Thanks for sharing this smile.gif


More to come wink.gif I also tried an app called iShred Live which is similar to AMP KIT. It's pretty amazing that a device this small can serve as multi track recorder/amp emulator/etc. all wrapped up in one.


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post Oct 2 2011, 12:48 PM
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Did they create some online store or something? This is where the real money is. I noticed that you can buy models online, so this is the right move. IK Multimedia is doing the same thing now with Amplitube 3.


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post Oct 14 2011, 08:01 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Oct 2 2011, 07:48 AM) *
Did they create some online store or something? This is where the real money is. I noticed that you can buy models online, so this is the right move. IK Multimedia is doing the same thing now with Amplitube 3.


Yup smile.gif Lots of software vendors are realizing that "Ala Carte" letting folks by just the bits they want. The new AMPLITUDE 3 is FREE! For the base software with a couple of amps/pedals, then it's pay as you go. Here is a link to download the free version.

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/amplitubefree/download/

Here is a pic of the "store front"

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post Oct 19 2011, 02:46 PM
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How about this, REAPER on iPad! : ) It's running on my my laptop with an app the makes the ipad in to a second monitor. So it also makes REAPER a "touch" app. You just tap the screen to record, play, change level. Pretty cool!

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Awesome feature Todd! smile.gif


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post Oct 22 2011, 03:50 AM
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I just bought an Ipad 2 for my kids.. was wondering what kind of goodies were availble for modeling / recording. I was also wondering if the processor could keep up with the demand and not be a latency laggard.

I was just checking out the Alesis IO dock the other day in new Sweetwater Catalog.. looks nice and simple.

I will be watching so please keep posting smile.gif

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Yeah more demos of these interesting hardware addons would be great man! smile.gif


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post Nov 12 2011, 02:56 AM
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Back through some of the posts above to see what we've covered so far with the Alesis Dock. It's AWESOME! More to come.

QUOTE (Gary @ Oct 21 2011, 09:50 PM) *
I just bought an Ipad 2 for my kids.. was wondering what kind of goodies were availble for modeling / recording. I was also wondering if the processor could keep up with the demand and not be a latency laggard.

I was just checking out the Alesis IO dock the other day in new Sweetwater Catalog.. looks nice and simple.

I will be watching so please keep posting smile.gif

Thanks Todd,
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Back through some of the posts above to see what we've covered so far with the Alesis Dock. It's AWESOME! More to come.

QUOTE (Gary @ Oct 21 2011, 09:50 PM) *
I just bought an Ipad 2 for my kids.. was wondering what kind of goodies were availble for modeling / recording. I was also wondering if the processor could keep up with the demand and not be a latency laggard.

I was just checking out the Alesis IO dock the other day in new Sweetwater Catalog.. looks nice and simple.

I will be watching so please keep posting smile.gif

Thanks Todd,
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