We had lots of questions when Pioneer announced its DJC-WeCAi cable, to enable an iPad to be used in place of your laptop with the Pioneer DDJ-WeGo and DDJ-ERGO controllers. The cable is designed to plug from the iPad via an Apple Camera Connection Kit into your controller, while simultaneously plugging into any USB power source (such as your phone USB charger plug), in order to provide power to the controller. In the following video, Rik from Pioneer explains exactly how it works, what you’ll need, the limitations of the set-up as it stands, and what’s possible using the cable.
So while it’s not perfect, this to us clearly shows the way things are going: For many DJs, an iPad is going to be the obvious choice for the computer component of a digital Dj set-up instead of a laptop, and as Pioneer, Numark and Vestax are all now pushing such solutions to the forefront, expect to see much more of this kind of thing in the very near future.
Do you own a WeGo or an ERGO? Will you be buying this cable to let you switch your laptop for an iPad? Please share your thoughts in the comments.