Questions & Answers for Apogee JAM Guitar Input
91 Questions from the Community
can you plus a keyboard into it?
- Asked by Hector F from Houston
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Will the apogee jam work with I pad 2 running iOS 5?
I have see reports of problems with the apogee jam and ales is io dock, but don't know if they have been fixed.
- Asked by Jamie M
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can the usb to lightning be used intead of the 30pin adapter
- Asked by Garrett C from Anchorage
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What makes this interface better than the Line 6 mobile in, iRig, or Guitar Jack?
I bought the new iPad primarily for recording music specifically guitar. What makes this interface better than the Line 6 mobile in, iRig, Guitar Jack Model 2, or the other guitar inputs being sold now? The new iPad will be my first apple device other than the iPhone4s. If anyone has any experience with any of the interfaces I mentioned please explain how they perform on the iPad and the GarageBand app. I am very excited for the Jam session feature on Garageband and want the best IF I can buy.
- Asked by Norma H from Boca Raton
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I can't comment on the Line 6 but I had the iRig and Jam. I returned the iRig.
The Jam has built in analogue to digital converters and they are very good. It changes your analogue guitar signal into digital and then sends it digitally to the phone through the dock connection.
The iRig plugs into the headphone/microphone jack and uses the AD converters in the phone which aren't as good as the Apogee converters. The result was an unacceptable amount of hiss and inferior sound quality.
Hope this helps.
- Answered by Steve W from Sydney
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Will this work on my MacBook Pro with an electric cello?
I'm getting a Cecilio electric cello, but I'm wondering if I'll be able to use this to connect it to my MacBook Pro (13'') and record my cello on Garageband?
- Asked by Evan F from Pleasant Bay
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Yes, you will be able to record that into Garageband. You will need either an adapter for the 1/8 inch jack on the left side of your computer or an after market sound card to plug your cello into. M-Audio is a company that makes affordable, entry level sound cards that you can plug into a USB port and use to record your cello. Alternatively, you could buy a microphone and hook that into the 1/8 inch jack and record that way, though you will probably get better results using the sound card since you are investing in a cello that is meant to be used with one.
- Answered by Chris G from Newark
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This is the answer I got from Apogee regarding this question;
Apogee only supports the use of Apple's 30-pin to Lightning connector. Using this adapter causes no loss in quality or increase in latency. I have heard that some people have been able to make JAM work through the USB camera adapter, but this is not supported by Apogee.
We will be releasing direct Lightning cables for our entire line of iOS products. Hopefully they will start to become available in July.
- Answered by Dogancan Y
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