Studio quality guitar input for iPad, iPhone, or Mac
Jam brings the legendary sound quality of Apogee to iPad, iPhone, and Mac for under $100. Now you can have a pocket-sized, plug in and play interface at an unprecedented price and experience ultimate tone with the guitar amps and effects in GarageBand or other compatible applications.
Pristine digital sound for ultimate guitar tone
Jam is a premium digital device featuring PureDIGITAL technology that delivers your guitar's true tone to your iPad, iPhone, or Mac without compromise. JAM is the first high-quality interface that makes a digital connection to both iOS devices and Mac. You will notice the difference between the sound quality of Jam and other similar products.
Crank it up or down with easy level control
Jam features an input gain control knob. This rotary style wheel is conveniently located on the side of Jam for easy thumb access and allows you to dial in the level of your guitar without accessing software.
Status and level indication
It's easy to tell if Jam is set up properly by the status light on the top panel. If it's green, you're ready to rock and the light becomes your input level indicator. If it turns red, you're rocking too hard and you need to turn it down with the gain control knob.
Plug in and play
There's no difficult set up or configuration. Just plug in, open your favorite software such as GarageBand or Logic and rock out.
Apogee Electronics—Setting the standard since 1985
For over 25 years, Apogee Electronics has been a leader in professional digital audio. Apogee products are used in some of the most prestigious recording studios around the world and have been instrumental in making countless GRAMMY and OSCAR winning recordings.
- PureDIGITAL instrument connection delivers pristine sound quality
- Designed for electric guitar and bass
- With 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, such as Logic
- Control knob allows easy input level adjustment
- Powered by connection to iPad, iPhone, or Mac
- 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 dock connector port or USB port on a Mac
- 44.1kHz, 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion (Better than CD quality)
- Auto Soft Limit for optimal input level
- Made in the U.S.A.
Did you notice?JAM is a true digital device featuring special circuitry designed specifically for guitar and bass. The Apogee engineers responsible for JAM's sound quality have created professional audio recording products found in recording studios around the world and heard on countless hit records.
Apple Recommends ForBeginners and seasoned players who want a high-quality guitar sound for practicing, recording, or just jamming on both iPad and Mac.
What's in the Box?
- Apogee Jam Guitar Input
- 1.6 ft./.5m cable for connection to iPad and iPhone
- 3.3 ft./1m cable for connection to Mac
- Quick start guide
- Velcro strip for mounting
- Connections : USB 2
- Height : 0.9 in./2.89 cm
- Width : 1.2 in./3.05 cm
- Weight : 1.6 oz./45.4 g
- Length : 3.75 in./9.5 cm
- Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later; iOS v4.2.1 or later
- Intel processor
- 1GB of RAM minimum; 2GB recommended
- USB 2.0 (for Mac); Dock connector (for iOS devices)
- GarageBand, Logic Pro, MainStage, or any Core Audio compatible application
- Mfr. Part Number : JAM
- UPC or EAN No. : 805676301006
- Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty : One year
iPad (1st generation)
iPad 2 (2nd generation)
Ratings & Reviews
Absolutely LOVE it!
The title says it all. I love my Apogee JAM. I am also a huge proponent of Agile Partner/Peavey's AmpKit, which this works perfect ly with. However, if you plug it in while using AmpKit, you'll have to close and open the app. No big deal, though. Also, compared to the Amplitube iRig I used to have, the sound quality difference is phenomenally better. As far as build quality, I would have preferred a light metal to the plastic, but I enjoy it not weighing much. Overall excellent product for amp simulationon the iPhone/iPad! …
- Written by Matthew S from CHURCH HILL
232 of 263 people found this useful
Amazing writing/jamming device
Thanks to the combination of the Apogee Jam and GarageBand for iPad.
I've been writing a lot more music. It's incredible how goo d the guitar signal and the amps sound with this set up. Thank you Apogee and Apple. …
- Written by Sergio R from north hollywood
203 of 229 people found this useful
This useful item is great for recording on the Mac or using your iPad. Anyone who needs a quick way to get into recording or just doesn't need the complications that come with a big setup this is for you! …
- Written by Matt P from Cocoa
204 of 235 people found this useful
I've had this for over a year now, and im very impressed with it. Sound is good, device quality is good, ... its a good product.
- Written by Fred C from Tracadie
6 of 10 people found this useful
I use this device in my personal studio, for live performances, and any other situation. If you travel a lot.. and want a 1/2 inch input that is always reliable.. this is your tool. …
- Written by trevor F
4 of 10 people found this useful
Apogee JAM - A Fantastic Device
I bought this unit, plugged it in - it worked perfectly right off the bat. No drivers to install. I could not have asked for a bet ter result. I highly recommend the Apogee JAM. It is however a little pricey — but as they say — you get what you pay for. …
- Written by Gregg W from Carol Stream
4 of 6 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Joseph R from Lancaster
- May 21, 2013
- Asked by Dogancan Y
- Jun 16, 2013
- Asked about: Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
No answers yet
- Asked by David W
- Nov 22, 2012
Yes - Absolutely. I preform on a regular basis using this as a tool. In fact I am doing it right now . You can plug your guitar into the 1/4" on the jam and then plug the 'jam' into your iPad/MacBook. Use aplitube or GarageBand etc... You then need to use a 3.5 mm audio cable that is male on both ends to connect the headphones jack on the iPad/MacBook to your amp. You will need a 3.5mm to 1/4" adapter to plug the cable into you amp, just make sure you get a mono adapter - most of the ones you will find at audio stores are all stereo - your amp and most mixing boards for live shows will be mono and if you are using other apps in the background on your iPad it will only pick up one half of the stereo sound. You can 100% use this for live shows, I do it all the time. I also use MainStage, an app for my MacBoook Pro which allows even more in depth pedal settings for live concerts. I specifically bought this to do live shows - It is fantastic! I have never even tried recording with it :) …
- Answered by Matthew C from Montreal
- Apr 17, 2013
Is there a risk of damaging my built in sound card or my speakers on my macbook pro when I use this product?
- Asked by Leo S from Pooler
- Mar 4, 2013
Your sound card should be fine. As to the speakers just monitor the sound level and you should be fi ne. 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 20, 2013
- Asked by Duncan E
- Nov 3, 2012
Chris A, sorry I ended up deciding to wait for apogee to release a JAM with a native lightning adapt er - which they haven't done yet, but apparently they are going to... …
- Answered by Duncan E
- Feb 10, 2013