Pioneer DJ today introduced the DJC-WeCAi controller cable to enable an iPad device to be used with its line of DDJ-WeGO and DDJ-ERGO DJ controllers1. The DJC-WeCAi cable connection transforms an iPad device loaded with Algoriddim Inc.’s “djay® for iPad” app or “vjay for iPad” (available for purchase in the App Store) into a music source and control window for the DDJ-WeGO or DDJ-ERGO.
With the “djay for iPad” app and use of the special cable, the DDJ-WeGO or DDJ-ERGO can be used for playback of music from an iPad’s iTunes library, offering scratching and mixing operations as well as diverse functions including HOT CUE, sampler, and effects2. With the “vjay for iPad” app, the controllers can perform scratching and visual mixes using videos, music and camera roll images stored in an iPad3, including the “PULSE CONTROL” function2 for performances using images and lights.
The DJC-WeCAi cable extends up to 2.6 feet from an iPad (USB A connector) device to a Pioneer controller (USB B connector) with a 5.9 feet Y-cable (USB A, color coated red to easily identify) for use with a standard power adaptor (not included) or USB mobile battery (not included)4. The cable charges a connected iPad while providing power for a connected DDJ-WeGO or DDJ-ERGO controller. Connection to iPad requires Apple Camera Connection kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (not included).
The DJC-WeCAi will be available in May with a suggested retail price of $35.00.
DDJ-WeGO product explanation YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zishhAytC-Y
DDJ-ERGO product explanation YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FgYzU0PspY
*Controlling the djay or vjay iPad apps with the DDJ-WeGO or DDJ-ERGO requires a firmware update (DDJ-WeGO ver1.08/DDJ-ERGO ver1.40) as well as the latest version of djay (version 1.6.4) or vjay (version 1.1.2) for iPad. Firmware for Pioneer controllers available on: http://pioneerdj.com/support/.
*Current users of djay or vjay must update to the latest version for compatibility with Pioneer controllers.
1 Connection to iPad requires Apple Camera Connection kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately).
2 djay and “vjay” do not support the “MIX PULSE” function of the “DDJ-WeGO” and “DDJ-ERGO”
3 vjay compatible with iPad2 or above.
4 Cannot charge iPad.
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