While I was at CES last week I got to catch the Behringer iStudio iPad mixing console. This is a dock that you insert an iPad into and turn it into a small recording unit for music or even podcasting.Also known as the iS202, the device has 2 mic inputs (which can also accept a instrument cable), effects and foot switch controls, Line-in and MIDI with USB midi in and out. The iPad slips in the top of the iStudio where you can load up your favorite software.
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iStudio in Podcasting
Connect up the mics and you can have a portable interview studio. Use it to record audio or to even pass it through to another source for video or streaming.
iStudio as a Video Output
Another cool thing you can do with the iS202 is run your video through the output to connect to a better stereo system. That way you don’t have to listen to the small speaker on the side.
Release Dates of the iStudio IS202
Problem is the device is a couple months late to market. Part of the problem is the change in connectors of the iPad – from 30 pin to 9 pin. When it does get released, the iStudio will cost $199 for the 30 pin or 9 pin versions.
iStudio is expected to come out by February.