Apogee Jam

Guitar Interface for iOS (iPad, iPhone, Mac) and Mac with 24-bit/48kHz Resolution, Auto Soft Limit, and Dock Connector/USB Cabling - Mac/iOS
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Plug Your Guitar into Your iPad, iPhone, or Mac!

The Apogee Jam brings amazing sound quality to your favorite Apple iOS device, at a pocket-friendly size and price. Just plug your guitar in and get going. The Jam works seamlessly with most iOS guitar effects and recording app, providing you with limitless options right out of the box. You can easily adjust your levels with the control knob, boosting your signal by up to 40dB. Many of the guitarists at Sweetwater use our iOS devices to lay down scratch tracks on the go. With the quality the Apogee Jam's digital connection offers, it's nice to know you can actually use some of these tracks in your final mix. If you're a creative guitarist who's always on the go, then an Apogee Jam belongs in your case.

Apogee Jam iOS/OS X Audio Interface for Guitar/Bass at a Glance:
  • Designed specifically for guitar and bass
  • Metering and soft-limiting protect your sound
  • Simple to set up and super-easy to use
Designed specifically for guitar and bass

There are many great audio interfaces out there but few offer the kind of quality for guitar and bass that the Apogee Jam does. That's because Apogee designed the Jam with nothing but the high-impedance circuitry of guitar and bass in mind. Not only does that mean you'll get clearer sound in general when you plug your instrument into a Jam than some generic interface, it also means you'll get the full headroom you need, providing you with all of the dynamic range you could ask for.

Metering and soft-limiting protect your sound

The Apogee Jam comes with two vital features that let you get the most out of your signal: essential metering and a built-in soft limiter. The metering is really simple - a single multicolor LED lets you know if your levels are fine or too hot. In case you do run a bit over the line, the Jam's soft-limiter keeps your level from clipping, sparing your sound from harsh digital distortion.

Simple to set up and super-easy to use

There really is nothing to setting up the Apogee Jam, thanks to its Class Compliant architecture. Just connect it to your iOS device with one of the supplied cables, fire up your favorite app, and you're good to go. The same is true in iOS, where its CoreAudio compatible USB connection provides true plug-and-play convenience.

Apogee Jam iOS/OS X Audio Interface for Guitar/Bass Features:
  • A must-have guitar Interface for iOS and OS X
  • PureDIGITAL instrument connection delivers pristine sound quality
  • Designed to provide high-quality sound for electric guitar and bass
  • With no confusing setup, you can start recording in minutes
  • Works with any Core Audio compatible OS X or iOS application
  • Studio quality instrument preamp with external control knob delivers up to 40dB of gain
  • Multicolor LED for status indication and input level monitoring lets you keep an eye on your levels
  • High-quality locking output connects directly to iPad and iPhone dock connector port or USB port on a Mac
  • Attached hook and loop strip lets you mount your Jam virtually anywhere
  • 24-bit/48kHz digital conversion provides better-than-CD-quality sound
  • Auto Soft Limit provides optimal input level without clipping
  • Includes a cable for connection to iPad/iPhone, USB cable for connection to Mac computers, and QuickStart guide
  • Confirmed compatibility with iPhone 4 or later, and all iPad models (requires iOS 4.3 or later)
  • Made in the U.S.A.
    Connect your guitar to your favorite Apple iOS device or compter and get pro results with the Apogee Jam interface!

  • Additional Media

    Lion Compatibility Information
    Cool iPad Tools

    Tech Specs

    Form Factor Pocket
    Simultaneous I/O 1
    A/D Resolution 24-bit/48kHz
    Analog Inputs 1 x 1/4"
    Number of Preamps 1
    Bus Powered Yes
    Manufacturer Part Number Jam

    Customer Reviews

    4.5/5
    Based on 37 reviews
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    5/5

    Solid interface

    This is a neat little interface. I wouldn't take any stars away from it for what it is. I like that the plug locks into my iPad so the weight of it can dangle without coming unplugged, the cables (two for both iPad plug formats: older and new) are plenty long, and it seems like it delivers a quality signal to me. Lot's of headroom! I bought one of these for exploring the ever-growing choice of apps for acoustic guitar signal processing (EQ) and amp simulators on my iPad Air 2 for on-stage use thinking the slight latency of the iPad processing wouldn't bother me, but I was dead wrong. If you can hear both your guitar and the processed signal, latency is enough to be very annoying, and even a little annoying when you can't, especially on faster playing where you need a more immediate response to stay in the groove. I think I'll hang onto this in case it comes in handy, though. It is pretty cool for what it is.
    Music background: Hobbiest and Performer
    5/5

    Fantastic Product!

    Worked without a flaw on a Iphone 4s. Used with Garageband and Daw Multitrack. It's great that it sets itself up and that you can control the input level. Very clean and no latency issues whatsoever. You will be happy with this product. Price seems reasonable too.
    Music background: Pro musician 35 years
    5/5

    A must have for guitarist

    I wanted to upgrade from the iRig, and instead of going for the iRig HD, I switched to Apogee. The Jam is a huge improvement from the iRig, the Jam sounds a lot cleaner with a lot more headroom, practically zero hiss or hums. I practice a lot with backing tracks, and I find myself using it everyday as a practice tool, and frankly, I'm using it more than my amp. It feels sturdy and has a nice soft finish, and it's a breeze to hook up to my iOS devices or my mac.
    Music background: Guitarist, composer
    5/5

    If the Apogee Jam meets all my expectations

    This is the best thing I've purchased in a long time. (Well, other than my two Giibson guitars). For a solo guitar player the Apogee Jam can't be beat. Took me a while to get it because it wasn't in stock, but it was well worth the wait. And ease of use is just the best. You basically plug it in, open Garage Band and your playing. Thanks so much for a product that has made an old man a happy camper.
    Music background: Amateur but improving
    5/5

    Exactly what is needed

    Superior guitar interface for the IPad. Simple, Clean, accurate. Very low noise. More than worth the price difference between it and the Irig.
    See also: iPad Guitar, Apogee, Apogee iPad/iPhone Guitar Interfaces/FX