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

    With pristine digital sound JAM is a premium digital device featuring PureDIGITAL technology that delivers your guitar's true tone to your iPad, iPhone and Mac without compromise. JAM is the first high-quality interface that makes a digital connection to both iOS devices and Mac.

    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

    Upgraded sound quality with punchy, clean-amp tone

    Designed for electric guitar bass and acoustic guitar works with pickup

    Up to 96 kHz/24-bit HD recording

    Works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac

    Lightning, 30-pin and Mac USB cables included

    With no confusing setup, you can start recording in minutes

    Made for GarageBand, Logic Pro and Mac

    Compatible with all popular guitar and music recording apps on iOS and Mac

    Low-noise digital connection with studio-quality preamp

    Made in the U.S.A.

    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: Intel

    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

    Warranty

    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. Benefits under the manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law.

    Warranty: One year

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    • iPod touch 5th Generation 32GB/64GB
    • iPod touch 5th Generation 16GB
  • 4.5 Average
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    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      DELAYED SOUND

      I bought this promising 80-pound worth device yesterday and I am taking it back to the shop straight away. I have been looking for the best quality undelayed I bought this promising 80-pound worth device yesterday and I am taking it back to the shop straight away. I have been looking for the best quality undelayed sound for recording multitracks for my home recording and I must admit the device does not meet any of the above expectations.. The sound is a) digitalised and b) delayed which does not allow timely recording (it resembles the delay of a pitch-shifter or a poor quality equivalent of a whammy bar). I thought it would be useful for some people like myself to know about this so it would save you a hassle of taking it back to the shop. I would not recommend it to experienced instrument players. Greetings, P.

      • Written by Pawel C from Norwich

      102 of 142 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?DELAYED SOUND

    • 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

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Ipad 2 Excellent. Mac varies...

      I have toyed with buying this product for months (since launch) but have always been put off by the lack of reviews and stories of faulty units. However, I hav I have toyed with buying this product for months (since launch) but have always been put off by the lack of reviews and stories of faulty units. However, I have recently had to move away and was unable to bring my amp so took the plunge with the Jam. On the Ipad 2 I think that it is faultless. Great tone, easy to set up and absolute minimal latency/delay to the point that it is unnoticeable. Works with Garageband and Ampkit seamlessly. Only improvement would be if Garageband had a few more pedals (ie. Octave pedal). On Macbook it's still pretty good. Links up easily although the delay varies. Once minute it is perfect and other times very noticeable. This I found is corrected though by pressing play and then stopping. Have no got it to work with GuitarRig but Garageband is excellent. Again no Octave pedal but a good array of amps and other pedals. If buying for Ipad 2 only, it is excellent. However if you want to use it with a Mac, performance can vary although at £80, it is still the best option out there.

      • Written by Robert H from Bristol

      44 of 51 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Ipad 2 Excellent. Mac varies...

    • 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

    • 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

      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

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