• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Helsinki

    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.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Apogee Jam

    • Written by from Preston

    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.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great on Mac too

    • Written by from London

    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.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good bit of kit sounds great

    • Written by from CHESTERFIELD

    Before this I had a griffin guitar connect cable it only cost £25 but I wish I'd bought this in the first place. Because this plugs into the 30 pin connector the sound is so much better than just a cable on it's own. It's not a serious bit of kit by any means if you think you can get studio quality recording then you will be disappointed but considering I now have a whole bunch of amps and pedals and effects on my ipad it's amazing.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but worth it.

    • Written by from Montreal

    I have an Apogee Jam and IRig.

    If you are just putzin around and $$$ is an issue then take the 13$ IRig clone from Deal Extreme.

    If sound quality (specifically noise) is an issue for you the Apogee Jam works very well.
    There is a VERY small amount of latency (IRig as well). It doesnt appear as a latency, more of a clickiness to the sound that doesnt appear in anything you record.

    Jam doesnt work with Amplitube so the best free solution is JamUp Lite. Garageband works very well with the Jam.

    4 Stars because it isnt indestructible.

    Pros: Good signal to noise ratio. Built in level control.
    Cons: Doesnt work with Amplitube.

    To steal a quote from harmony-central: If it were lost or stolen I would not hesitate to buy it again.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely superb!

    • Written by from Sale

    I have toyed with buying one of these for a while and based upon PC from Norwich's review (which was the only one at the time) I decided not to.

    However after a few months another couple of reviews popped up that were more positive.

    Since I had got some money for Christmas I decided to take a punt.

    I have to say that all of the issues that PC experienced, I did not.

    I found absolutely no latency issues what so ever! It is amazing!

    I am running mine on a 1st gen 64gig ipad (wifi only) and an iphone 4S, I don’t have a Mac so I can't comment about any latency issues there.

    The iphone has a better sound as the onboard speakers are better however the garage band app for the iphone is slimed down compared to the ipad (you can’t access the presets).
    I found AmpKit to be the best app although both garage band and ishred are both good.

    Amplitude doesn't work with the Jam! (not on the iphone anyway, didn't try it on the ipad)

    My advice... Get one, you won't be sorry!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use & works well with iPad 2

    • Written by from IPSWICH

    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.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best ever instrument input for iOS devices

    • Written by from Cureglia

    One of the best product I ever purchased.
    The sound quality is amazing. So easy to use ( plug and play)
    Latency is undetectable and it works great on my iPhone, IPad and Mac
    A must have for any musician

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad 2 Excellent. Mac varies...

    • Written by from Bristol

    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.

    42 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DELAYED SOUND

    • Written by from Norwich

    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.

    98 of 136 people found this useful