Continuing our quick look at some of the iPad related announcements at this year's Winter NAMM we have a couple of products from Behringer to mention.
This seems very much like Behringer's version of the already available iO Dock by Alesis, with a lower price tag. Comparing the two, they have very similar specs and input/output options. Have a look at the images below for a visual comparison.
The other connections for the iO Dock are on the sides as shown below:
Current prices for the Alesis iO Dock seem to be around £139+, with prices for Behringer's iS202 not generally available, but B&H have them listed at the moment for $149.99 (about £95). If the Behringer is generally available for under £100, we think it has a good chance of success.
Check out the specs for the iStudio (iS202) at Behringer's site and the video below for a brief preview.
iX16 Digital Mixer
The iX16 digital mixer has been specifically designed to integrate with your iPad as the controller. The iX16 has 16 audio inputs (hence its name we guess). The controller app can control the sound mix over WiFi, so you can stroll around the venue with your iPad and stand exactly where you need to be to get the perfect mix, while the iX16 sits on the sound desk responding to your input.
It's all a bit clever really and not our area of expertise to be honest, but we have done our fair share of show and concert setups between us. The iX16 and accompanying software is definitely on our wishlist.
For the full details check out the iX16 page and be sure to take a look at the video below for a brief look at the iX16 and the iStudio iS202 from musicianews.com (if you are watching this on your iPad, the video stops at around 3:32 but will carry on playing with a blank screen until 8:09).