How to configure my IO Dock for 2 outputs

Hi All, Im looking to purchase an ipad io dock but require at least 4 mono or two stereo outputs can the headphone output on io dock 2 be used as an auxiliary output enabling me to sent a separate mix out?
Thanks Pete
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  • Hi Peter,

    Thanks for posting. I'll be happy to help! Regarding a mix out, are you referring to establishing a monitor mix for a variety of performers? If so, you'll need to go into a mixer for that function. Our MultiMix-series mixers should do the trick for you. Check them out at www.alesis.com
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  • Hi, Thanks for the reply. It's not really about monitor mixing as such we do indeed have a mixer for that it's to play backing/click tracks on stage. We use a stereo signal for the backing and a mono signal for the click track which goes direct to the drummers auxiliary mix. We also require something that can play a midi file in sync with the audio tracks, the midi track controls our stage lighting. As you might imagine there's virtually no hardware system that can do this infact I think there has only ever been two and that's what we use (zoom mrs1608 and zoom hd16). Anyway fast forward a little and I'm thinking of updating the system my first thoughts are iPad using cubasis or similar which will sync nicely with my home studio and some sort of iPad dock with a main stereo out and an assignable output (for click) and a midi out. So back to the question at hand could I assign the click track within cubasis to the headphone socket or put another way within cubasis would the main out and headphone out show up as separate assignable outputs. Thanks again for your help much appreciated. Pete.
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  • Hey Pete,
    You're limited by the audio channels supported by the hardware, which for most iOS compatible audio interfaces is 2-in/2-out. It sound like you need the aux output for the click track and also a midi out for the lighting system.
    One piece of hardware that might work for you is the Focusrite Saffire 2i4.
    I have one of these and I've connected it to my iPad via a powered USB hub and the Apple camera connection kit, it is class-compliant and shows up in Cubasis.

    Cubasis then allows me to assign any track output to either the 1/2 and/or 3/4 outputs. The 2i4 also has MIDI I/O, so this might do what you need if I understand your requirements...

    Carl
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  • Hi Carl, Thanks for taking the time to reply, I'll check out the Safire thanks for the heads up.
    Pete.
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