Griffin Teams Up With Djay to Launch iPad DJ Cable

Griffin Teams Up With Djay to Launch iPad DJ Cable

Life doesn’t get any better than lining up tracks at a party, armed with an iPad and DJ tools like Griffin’s iRig and StompBox. Oh wait — it does!

Griffin has teamed up with German-based Algoriddim to launch its DJ Cable, a $20 cable that works with Algoriddim’s award-winning djay app to split output between live tracks hitting the speakers and tracks being lined up through the DJ’s headphones. Of course, you’ll need the djay app — which, lucky you, is currently half off at $10.

  • Paul B

    amazing

  • mekyle

    I have a weird feeling, all it will do is split the left and right audio balance meaning your master output will be Mono.

  • iHate_Is_Back

    Talk about mindlessly butchering the music. First of all most decent speakers require a good amount of juice which means you’re gonna have to run that sound signal through a dedicated amp because an iPad doesn’t have enough grunt to power decent sounding speakers which defeats the purpose of this product considering all amps split the audio signal to the speakers. Secondly it this thing is just gonna power some cheap desktop computer speakers then why even bother buying the cable for 20 bones then spending another 10 bones for the amp when you can just belt out tinny sound with your laptop/Mac/PC using whatever player and sound mixing tools you have installed?

  • lwdesign1

    I would imagine the wire going to the speakers would be stereo, like any normal Y-jack would be, and it would be plug-able into an amp via either another Y-jack to RCA plugs, or into a stereo mini plug jack or 1/4 inch stereo jack in the amp. Should be very easy to set up.

  • Dave Davies

    Yep. Thats exactly what it will do.
    And you can buy a splitter cable for about $5 at cheapo electronic stores.
    This is how we used to DJ on a computer with single sound card back in the 90s.
    TBH, many club PA’s use mono summing anyway, due to the fact that it can be hard to make stereo sound good in large spaces with lots of surfaces. Thats why most producers know that you have to put a mono summer into your main channel that you can enable and disable to check how the tracks you are producing sound in mono. Sometimes you can get some strange effects with things like stereo delay etc once the output is summed to mono, like phase inversion creating silence or overlapping frequencies becoming one etc meaning you can lose alot of impact if you rely too much on these kinds of effects.So as long as the software mono sums each input before it sends it through the splitter then  you arent using a hell of a lot, and this isnt really designed to be a professional solution anyway IMHO

  • David Quinto Antonio

    Where can I buy one of those? its sold out on the griffin´s web site.

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