Apogee JAM Guitar Input

  • Overview

    Perfect tone anywhere

    The Apogee JAM digital guitar interface lets you record the rich warmth of your guitar's tone with digital purity on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac using one simple "take-anywhere" device. Whether you're on the road or in the most advanced recording studio, JAM captures your next great performance.

    Made for GarageBand and Logic, but works with any app

    JAM is built for GarageBand and Logic Pro, but its special circuitry is also designed to make the amps and effects in any guitar or music creation app sound their best. For the novice or the most seasoned guitar player, JAM provides inspiring tone for practicing, recording or just jamming.

    Built for the future

    Introduced in 2011, the original JAM became a standard iOS mobile recording device for both aspiring and professional artists. The latest JAM delivers unsurpassed recording quality and even better tone. It's optimised for the latest iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, allowing you to record in pristine fidelity up to 24-bit/96 kHz.

    About Apogee

    Since 1985, Apogee has continually produced award-winning technology that powers many of the world's most respected studios. Apogee products have been instrumental in capturing countless GRAMMY and OSCAR winning performances.

    Apogee Electronics—Setting the standard since 1985

    For over 25 years, Apogee Electronics has been a leader in professional digital audio. Apogee products are used in some of the most prestigious recording studios around the world and have been instrumental in making countless GRAMMY and OSCAR winning recordings.

    Highlights

    No configuration, just plug in and play

    Easily adjust input levels for any instrument

    Works with GarageBand, as well as any Core Audio compatible application on your Mac

    Designed specifically for electric guitar and bass

    Multi-colour LED for status indication and input level monitoring

    High-quality locking output connects directly to the iPad, iPhone and dock connector port or the USB port on a Mac

    PureDIGITAL instrument connection delivers pristine sound quality with 96kHz, 24-bit analogue-to-digital conversion.

    Did You Notice?

    Jam is a true digital device featuring special circuitry designed specifically for guitar and bass. The Apogee engineers responsible for Jam's sound quality have created professional audio recording products found in recording studios around the world and heard on countless hit records.

    Apple Recommends For

    Beginners and seasoned players who want a high-quality guitar sound for practicing, recording or just jamming on both iPad and Mac.

    What’s in the Box

    Apogee Jam Digital Guitar Interface

    Lightning cable for connection to iOS devices (1 m/3.3 ft.)

    USB cable for connection to Mac (1 m/3.3 ft.)

    Quick start guide

    Tech Specs

    Input Type: USB

    Cable Length: Lightning cable: 1 m/3.3 ft. (iOS device connections); 30-pin cable: 0.5 m/1.6 ft. (iOS device connections); USB cable: 1 m/3.3 ft. (Mac connection)

    Height: 0.9 in./2.89 cm

    Length: 3.75 in./9.5 cm

    Width: 1.2 in./3.05 cm

    Weight: 1.6 oz./45.4 g

    System Requirements

    Operating System: Mac OS X v10.7.5 or later; iOS 6.1 or later

    CPU: 1.5 Ghz or faster Intel processor

    RAM: 2 GB of RAM minimum; 4 GB recommended

    Input: USB 2.0 (for Mac); Lightning (for iOS devices)

    Requirements Software: GarageBand, Logic Pro, MainStage or any Core Audio compatible application

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: JAM96K

    UPC or EAN No.: 805676301471

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

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  • 5.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Easy to use & works well with iPad 2

      Got this as a Xmas present. Was using a Vox Amplug before getting this. The Apogee sounds really good (better than the Vox). Works very well with Garage Band to Got this as a Xmas present. Was using a Vox Amplug before getting this. The Apogee sounds really good (better than the Vox). Works very well with Garage Band too. When I tried using it with Ampkit & iReal b apps, It took me a little while experimenting from with the Ampkit app to get the volume up to where I wanted it as at first when the playalong in iReal b started, it drowned my guitar out. It sounds great now - and have plenty of adjustment for volume in reserve. Also, no hissing/interferance due to it using the dock connecter for connection. Only experienced latency once when I got my amp settings wrong - something to bear in mind if you have a problem with this. Pros: No batteries required Easy to use, the light on the jam tells you what its status is No interference/extra noise as headphone socket is not utilised by the Apogee Sounds great! Cons: It is very light-makes it feel a little bit 'cheap'- (although it doesn't feel like it would break easily) Can't charge ipad when using as dock connector port is used by Apogee Bit more pricey than some of the competition (although no batteries required helps) In short, the pros far out weigh the cons (for me)-I am really pleased with it.

      • Written by Ami B from IPSWICH

      41 of 44 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Easy to use & works well with iPad 2

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works great on Mac too

      I'm using this with Garageband and Logic Pro on an iMac. Works very well indeed, no delay on my system. I'm using this with various active bass guitars and th I'm using this with Garageband and Logic Pro on an iMac. Works very well indeed, no delay on my system. I'm using this with various active bass guitars and the quality is excellent. I'm tracking basslines into multitrack recordings and them sending them off for mixdowns, so even if my ability was poor enough to not notice a delay, others would! I haven't tried it on my iPad yet, but just wanted to make sure that with GB/Logic on a Core i7 iMac, it's working very well indeed.

      • Written by Michael A from London

      24 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works great on Mac too

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Brilliant Apogee Jam

      I bought the Apogee JAM to be able to plug my Fender Stratocaster in and use Garage Band. It is absolutely fabulous and well worth the money. There is no latenc I bought the Apogee JAM to be able to plug my Fender Stratocaster in and use Garage Band. It is absolutely fabulous and well worth the money. There is no latency experience in my set-up. I use it with my iMAC, my iPhone 5, and my iPAD with Retina Display (classed as the New iPad). Contrary to other reviews, it also works perfectly with the free iRig Apps on both my iPad and iPhone. I could not have made a better purchase without upgrading to a more expensive professional set-up.

      • Written by DAVID N from Preston

      19 of 20 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Brilliant Apogee Jam

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      The Jam's great - but a 35% price rise in 12 months?

      I love the Jam; it does what it does, as good as you could hope. It's clean, simple, and together with Garageband it can make a rubbish guitar soar. But when I love the Jam; it does what it does, as good as you could hope. It's clean, simple, and together with Garageband it can make a rubbish guitar soar. But when I bought mine from the Apple store last December it was $119, and less than a year later it's $160. Times must be tough.

      • Written by Noel B from Mount St Thomas

      Is this review useful?The Jam's great - but a 35% price rise in 12 months?

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Wish I'd Bough It Sooner

      Most convenient and easy to use interface I own, and the cheapest. Plugged it in straight out of the box without any driver hassle to deal with. Arrived within Most convenient and easy to use interface I own, and the cheapest. Plugged it in straight out of the box without any driver hassle to deal with. Arrived within 24 hours too from time of order.

      • Written by chris K from Brisbane

      Is this review useful?Wish I'd Bough It Sooner

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

      For the price you'd expect to get a quality product, and the Jam is no exception. The sound quality is pristine, the device is very well built and it's versatil For the price you'd expect to get a quality product, and the Jam is no exception. The sound quality is pristine, the device is very well built and it's versatile as well (works with Macs and iPhones/iPads). I also like the fact that it uses a cable to connect. The only downside I've stumbled upon is that the Jam is a bit too light, but that's not really a huge problem since it comes with a bit of velcro. I've used the Apogee Jam with an iPhone 4s and a mid-2009 MacBook Pro, and I haven't had any latency or noise issues whatsoever.

      • Written by Timi T from Helsinki

      13 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Excellent

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