Questions & Answers for Apogee JAM Guitar Input
109 Questions from the Community
I don't have any experience with the iRig except it plugs into the headphone jack where the Apogee Jam plugs into the connector dock leaving your headphone jack free for headphones.
- Answered by Joseph C from Fort Collins
- Aug 30, 2011
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Do you need iRig with Apogee? Or is one product better than the other? Or does each one do separate things?)
will it work with my 10.6.8 Version MacBook Air?
- Asked by Rebecca W from Fircrest
- Nov 25, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate (will it work with my 10.6.8 Version MacBook Air?)
Although the details on the product page note 10.7.5 and above, JAM is a Core Audio device and works perfectly fine on 10.6.8!
- Answered by Rob C from Los Angeles
- Nov 27, 2014
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (will it work with my 10.6.8 Version MacBook Air?)
does this work with ipad 3?
does this work witht the new ipad 3?
- Asked by Andrew S from Melbourne
- Mar 18, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (does this work with ipad 3?)
Yes it works with ipad 3, I tried it with ampkit and garageband.
- Answered by Larrie K
- Mar 24, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does this work with ipad 3?)
You probably wouldn't want to. Wireless transmission through something like Airplay/Bluetooth/WiFi usually introduces a significant delay in the signal (latency), as they are not designed for live performance.
- Answered by Donald S from Los Angeles
- Jul 18, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can I use airplay with my iPad/iPhone and the Apogee JAM so that I can hear it through my home stereo?)
Can it work with an electric drum set?
I was wondering if it can connect to an electric drum se because I am a drummer and I would like to make music on garage band for iPad and on my Macbook Pro.
- Asked by Branden B from Genoa
- Mar 14, 2011
- Flag as inappropriate (Can it work with an electric drum set?)
It can record out of the audio output (headphone) jack, but the Jam does not accept a midi input.
- Answered by Matthew S from Church Hill
- Jun 12, 2011
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can it work with an electric drum set?)
will it work with line 6 products
Will apogee work well with the new line 6 ipad2 apps and other similar products from line 6.
- Asked by Joseph R from Hollister
- Dec 1, 2011
- Flag as inappropriate (will it work with line 6 products)
How does it differ from JamLab?
Sorry I used the wrong name (JamPack) in my initial question.
I have a Jam Lab device that I have used to connect to my new iMac and Garageband. Would this new device work in a better way?
- Asked by Ghassem K from Lynnwood
- Oct 6, 2011
- Flag as inappropriate (How does it differ from JamLab?)
does it matter (the audio quality output) whether using $100 or $100,000 electric guitar?
- Asked by Saptaji B from Carpentersville
- Jan 26, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (does it matter (the audio quality output) whether using $100 or $100,000 electric guitar?)
Yes it come with a USB connection for macs
- Answered by Wayne P from Mississauga
- Feb 10, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does the apogee jam have just a usb input to go into the 27"mac desktop? or is it just for ipads and phones)
can you plus a keyboard into it?
- Asked by Hector F from Houston
- Mar 4, 2011
- Flag as inappropriate (can you plus a keyboard into it?)
If you are referring to plugging the audio out from the keyboard, into the Apogee Jam, yes you can, although it is only Mono, and I know most of my good patches are in stereo. The poster who previously answered seemed to be referring to Midi or at least USB connection. If you are interested in inputting MIDI info your iPad to GarageBand , check out the Alesis studiodock for iPad. Unfortunately my link to the video is not permitted.
However, I seriously doubt that the a/d convertors on the Alesis can compare to the convertors on the Apogee Jam. I have Apogee Duet, One, and have Ensemble and this unit Jam on order. They are "class compliant" with Apple systems, so you have NO issues with drivers, pretty much plug and play. The a/d convertors on Apogee products are incredible.
- Answered by Virginia M from Alexandria
- Mar 30, 2011
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (can you plus a keyboard into it?)
Is there a quality or latency difference between the Jam and the Duet or Duet 2.
I plan on recording guitar with this, but want to get the best quality sound and the least latency. I am using this only with a mac book air, not an ipad or iphone, but want to know if spending the extra money is worth it.
- Asked by Joseph R from Lancaster
- May 21, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Is there a quality or latency difference between the Jam and the Duet or Duet 2.)
What is the difference between this and other cheaper adapters?
There other adapters that are much cheaper, so what does this have that they don't?
- Asked by Jake S from Harlow
- Feb 11, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate (What is the difference between this and other cheaper adapters?)
Is it possible to have a setup similar to this one: Guitar > Apogee JAM > iPhone ( to use JAMUP ) > Macbook > Headphones ?
I've asked Apogee support about this, they told me I could take the headphone out of the iPhone to the 1/8" input of the MacBook. I'm already aware of that, but my main problem is how am I going to use my headphones if I'm using the 1/8" input of the Macbook for connecting the iPhone?
Is there a guitar lesson app that is compatible with the Apogee?
- Asked by Matthew G from Bradenton
- Sep 2, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Is there a guitar lesson app that is compatible with the Apogee?)
Not on the JAM itself, but there is a guitar tuner in GarageBand and a lot of the other recording apps too.
- Answered by Donald S from Los Angeles
- Jun 8, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (does it work as tuner too)
Yes, you can monitor through headphones...however you'll need to make sure input monitoring is turned on in the app you're using.
- Answered by Brad D from Bell Canyon
- Sep 27, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (how do i hear what im playing, can I still use the headphone jack for that ?)
Is there a risk of damaging my built in sound card or my speakers on my macbook pro when I use this product?
I know to use the gain control to prevent the red lights from showing up. Are there any other things I should be aware of? Should I use headphones only?
In short: I just want to make sure that this input device doesn't provide such a strong signal that it will burnout the sound card.
- Asked by Leo S from Pooler
- Mar 5, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate (Is there a risk of damaging my built in sound card or my speakers on my macbook pro when I use this product?)
Your sound card should be fine. As to the speakers just monitor the sound level and you should be fine. After a certain level of volume distortion takes place and could damage the speakers just like in the home or car. I personally prefer headphones because you can really hear what's going on...plus it takes stress off of your comp speakers.
Another thing to consider would be some external computer speakers or even some decent studio monitor speakers designed specifically for home recording. I record music into my mac and never use the built in speakers because they can't handle all of the mhz ranges. Hope this helps!
- Answered by Angelo K from Austin
- Mar 21, 2013
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is there a risk of damaging my built in sound card or my speakers on my macbook pro when I use this product?)