There’s a lot of software available for the iPad that lets you record and edit music, but you need some sort of adapter to connect the instrument to the iPad. Instead of needing an arsenal of different adapters, the Alesis iO Dock Pro Audio Dock for iPad and iPad 2 lets you connect any of your instruments, microphones, professional speaker and PA systems, MIDI controllers, sound modules, and video projectors using their normal cables. (Click the image for a better look at all the inputs.) “Built to accommodate all current app-development standards including Core MIDI, the iO Dock is a universal device that bridges your choice of music-creation apps, instruments, and devices.” With the Alesis and your iPad or iPad 2 you can create, record, and perform music. Go to the Alesis site to read much more about the dock and its capabilities and to find a dealer near you. The Alesis iO Dock Pro Audio Dock is also available at various online retailers for $170-$200, depending on the seller.