Apogee Electronics JAM - Studio Quality Guitar Input for iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4 and Mac

Apogee Electronics JAM - Studio Quality Guitar Input for iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4 and Mac

Apogee Electronics JAM - Studio Quality Guitar Input for iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4 and Mac

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Electric Guitar and Bass
  • Pristine Sound Quality
  • Plug and Play
  • Multicolor LED for Status and Level
  • Made for GarageBand, Logic, MainStage
  • Mac iOS and OS X
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JAM from Apogee is a pocket-sized, plug and play interface that brings the legendary sound quality of Apogee to the iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4, and Mac. It allows the guitarist or bassist to interface with the guitar amps and effects in Apple's GarageBand software or other compatible applications.

The digital converter features PureDIGITAL technology which delivers high quality guitar sound for practicing, recording, or just jamming. A status LED on the top panel indicates whether JAM is connected properly while also functioning as an input level indicator. For optimum sound a rotary style wheel is located on the side for easy thumb access.

There's no difficulty involved in setting up or configuring JAM. Just plug it in, open your favorite software, and play away.

PureDIGITAL instrument connection delivers pristine sound quality
Designed for electric guitar and bass
No confusing setup, you can start recording in minutes
Works with GarageBand on iOS devices or with any Core Audio compatible application on a Mac
Control knob allows easy input level adjustment
Multicolor LED for status indication and input level monitoring
Studio quality instrument preamp with up to 40dB of gain
High quality locking output connects directly to iPad and iPhone 4 dock connector port or USB port on a Mac
44.1kHz, 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion
Auto Soft Limit for optimal input level
Powered by connection to iPad, iPhone 4, or Mac
Made in the USA
UPC: 805676301006
In the Box
Apogee Electronics JAM - Studio Quality Guitar Input for iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4 and Mac
  • 1.6 ft (0.5m) Connection Cable for iPad and iPhone 4
  • 3.3 ft (1.0m) USB Cable
  • Touch Fastener Strip
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Converter 24-bit
    Sample Rate 44.1kHz
    Input 1 x 1/4" TS phone
    Output Apogee locking port with supplied cables
    Controls Gain knob
    Display Multicolor display for status and level indication
    Power Requirements Powered via connecting device
    System Requirements iOS
    iPad2, iPad, iPhone 4
    iOS 4.3 and later
    GarageBand or other iOS compatible music and guitar applications

    Intel processor
    OS X 10.6.4 or later
    1GB RAM minimum, 2GB recommended
    GarageBand, Logic Pro, MainStage or any Core Audio compatible application
    USB 2.0 connection
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 3.75 x 1.2 x 0.9" (95 x 30 x 23mm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.0 x 5.0 x 1.4"
    JAM - Studio Quality Guitar Input for iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4 and Mac is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 22.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great product! So far I've only used this to screw around on my ipad2 with my electric. Haven't tried recording yet but I love the tones I can get with the presets in garageband. Definitely a good product. The only thing keeping it from earning 5 stars is that it's build is a little on the cheap side. Of course, for $ you're not getting a titanium shell.
    Date published: 2011-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small size, Big sound I surprised how easy this was to plug into my iPad2 and record into garageband. The should quality of the amps in G'band with the Jam rivaled any pedal effects pluggin I've used to date. Great investment for another way of getting your guitar into the digital realm.
    Date published: 2011-06-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easiest ever guitar/GarageBand connector The Jam is exactly as described! It worked perfectly straight out of the box and I was jamming on my iPad within a few minutes. Every GB guitarist should buy one today.
    Date published: 2011-08-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, great sound and flexible! I was a professional synth programmer and sound designer for many years and have what are considered pro ears. I wanted to get a small, portable and flexible audio input device to do some recording into both my iPad and my MacBook Pro. My needs were simple... 1) Great sound 2) Self powered 3) Fast and easy to use 4) Line in only (not for use with a mic) 5) Able to accept guitar and synth outputs I looked all around at pretty much every lower level input device and the JAM fit the bill perfectly in every way. First off it comes with two cables; one that works with USB and any computer and another that mates with the iPad/iPhone. I plugged it in and had really high quality signals showing up on the iPad and Mac immediately...no muss...no fuss...just great sound as one would expect from Apogee. The little volume knob and multi-color LED provide all the feedback I need to know that there is signal and how hot it is to avoid overload. I was able to get good volume direct from my Fender Tele as well as my analog modular synths with virtually NO noise...it is really quiet with a clear, articulate sound. I can monitor sound via the line outputs from the iPad and/or Mac so that works fine. I have tried other devices with the Mac and I can say I notice increased resolution and detail with the JAM...as I have with other Apogee devices. The only concerns I have, if there are any is that the device is plastic (but feels quite sturdy) and the output connenctor to the USB/iPad cables (they provide two) is unique so if I loose the cable thats an issue...so I'll be careful there. All in all for both the novice and pro who can deal with a mono in, line level interface you can't go wrong with the JAM. Plug it in and you'll be jamming in no time!
    Date published: 2012-02-22
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from good, but could be better I bought this to work out ideas on my iPad.. The sound is appropriately good, in that it matches the quality of GB on the iPad.But I find the physical design a bit clunky and cheap, leaving much to be desired. For $ it should feel more solid than the plastic it is. The connector is not standard and the cable is not a length that lends itself to good placement. I would also hope to see an app that allows me to use the device without GB.Given what's available, however, this is really the only choice for now.
    Date published: 2012-05-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice and Clear Sound Reproduction I use this product mainly for my hobby of playing and recording adaptation of songs. Sound reproduction is clear. Very easy to use. No crosstalk. No noticeable delay. If you do play on iPad or iPhone as a hobby, this probably is the best interface if you want your recordings to be as professional sounding as possible. Only one thing I didn't like is the plastic enclosure. It looks like it is susceptible to breakage. Other than that I give this equipment a very good rating mainly for what it does.
    Date published: 2011-12-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, flexible, hi-fidelity The Jam far exceeds the other connectors by Griffin, iRig and the like. No feedback, solid connection to the Pad, and gives my cheaper axes a nice direct box punch of fatness. Further, this can connect via USB to computer--no one trick pony here. Apogee's got a great reputation for a reason. Perhaps would like a way to anchor the device to a table when using with the Pad. Works great with GarageBand.
    Date published: 2012-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Audio Capture Great audio converter for those using iOS products to record audio from a wireless microphone set-up. I am using this as part of a Podcaster set-up to capture interviews and testimonials for our business. takes the audio signal from my wireless set-up and converts it into the iPad no problem.
    Date published: 2015-08-03
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