DJing on an iPad is an interesting, if gimmicky, concept. But unless you're just using an iPad as a MIDI controller, simultaneously outputting sound while cueing up the next track isn't possible. Except now it is.
The Griffin DJ Cable is simple. It splits the audio signal of your iPad (or iPhone or iPod touch) in two. One signal carrying the master out goes to your speakers, while the other goes to your headphones with the cueing track in tow. The only bummer is that to pull off the feat, the DJ Cable takes converts each signal to mono and spits them out through the L and R channels of the iPad's audio output. Still, it will make mixing on the virtual 1s and 2s easier. What it won't do, however, is magically turn you into a competent DJ. That's on you.
Griffin Technology Partners with algoriddim to Unveil DJ Cable for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
Available at Apple stores worldwide, the DJ Cable combined with algoriddim's djay app enables Split Output mode for pre-cueing, giving DJs full audio control on-the-go
Nashville, Tenn. and Munich, Germany – June 16, 2011 – Griffin Technology Inc., makers of innovations for everyday life, and algoriddim, makers of the line of djay products for Mac and iOS devices, are excited to announce DJ Cable for iOS devices is now available. Designed specifically to work with algoriddim's for djay for iPad, winner of a 2011 Apple Design Award, and djay for iPhone and iPod touch, the DJ Cable allows users to have the ultimate mobile DJ experience in the palm of their hands.
Users can take full advantage of the Split Output mode, which cues upcoming songs through headphones, independently of the live mix that is sent through the speakers. This is the perfect solution for DJs on-the-go using headphones to preview and prepare the next song to ensure the audience can groove seamlessly to the playlist. The DJ Cable offers a unique experience for beginners and professionals alike turning any social event into the ultimate dance party.
"We are delighted to team up with algoriddim to bring DJs a portable solution for their art," said Mark Rowan,
President of Griffin Technology. "With DJ Cable, DJs can now easily spin music using their favourite iOS device with advanced functionality of pre-cuing the next song."
"djay has fundamentally changed the DJ landscape, and with the introduction of DJ Cable, professional song stylists now have the ability to go completely mobile without sacrificing audio functionality or quality," said Karim Morsy, CEO of algoriddim.
Using djay, users can mix songs directly from the iTunes library on a hyper-realistic, dual-turntable interface. Perform live, record mixes on-the-go or enable Automix mode to let djay mix a favourite playlist automatically. With unprecedented ease-of-use and innovative multi-touch mixing features, djay takes DJing to the next level.
Compatible with iPad , iPhone and iPod touch, the DJ Cable is available for $US19.99 at The Apple Store or at www.griffintechnology.com. To purchase algoriddim's djay app, please visit the App Store at http://itunes.com/appstore.