• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wife scored serious brownie points with JAM!!!!

    • Written by from Marina Del Rey

    Got Apogee JAM for Christmas and I LOVE it!! Had trouble connecting at first but I called Apogee and they walked me through updating the firmware. It was a pretty painless process!! Working great now and the sound quality is unreal! I can't believe I'm getting these tones on my iPhone!!!! Hahaha..... don't know how I'm gonna get any work done now! Tried connecting one of my keyboards last night and it worked too!! Now I'm on a mission to try connecting all of my different gear! Best Christmas present I've gotten in years!

    64 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant, but flawed

    • Written by from St Austell

    I've never heard my Telecaster sound so good; really lovely quality tone. But beware; like a couple of other people here, I have serious connectivity problems. It can be solved by plugging/uplugging the USB end of the 30pin cord from the Apogee, and eventually it's recognised. I can always get it to work if I keep at it, but frankly, for £80, this should just work. This is on an iPad 2 running the latest IOS with an up to date Garageband. I get the same problem with Ampkit, so it isn't just Garageband.
    Apogee are sending me another 30 pin lead, so we'll see...

    63 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Basking Ridge

    I say it is a little exspensive but it is completely worth it. I took it out of the box plugged it into my guitar then into my iPad and it was crazy good. If u are using garage band like me, if you explore the app itself, you can make it sound perfect. With sooooo many options.

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect for ipad, not so much for osx

    • Written by from West Pennant Hills

    on my ipad it works like a charm, get shredder and garageband, they both rock and transform your ipad in any set of amp+stompboxes

    on osx it seems delayed and I actually got in a situation where whatever I hit on my guitar, it was about 3 seconds off, don't know yet if that's a problem with the jam or just with any digital input being processed by garageband on osx. But if you're going to use an ipad and plug that into your amp, this is the best stompbox/amp replacement you can get, $110 or so for every shredding combination out there sure beats buying stomboxes ;-)

    43 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Vancouver

    If you bought this to play with Garage Band warning !! Connectivity issues galore! The app won't recognize the Jam input devise and the latest ios updates and firm ware haven't solved the issue! Wasted 100 dollars! Sooo frustrating!

    91 of 124 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple setup, sounds great, no latency

    • Written by from Frisco

    Works perfectly as advertised. There was no feedback or noise like other products that use the analog input. There was absolutely no latency.

    73 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't imagine life without it now!

    • Written by from Encino

    Once I got it, I could not imagine any musician not having one!!!! A MUST HAVE!

    70 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Studio city

    I love my jam. and it works so well with the GarageBand app!

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easiest way to record

    • Written by from Big Rapids

    I just received my JAM today, plugged it into my MAC and played. Simple to use and it sounds great. Functions like a direct box for your computer. Outstanding product.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in class

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Thrilled with this device and it delivers tremendous performance. Apogee is my go to brand and they do not disappoint with the JAM. Works great on the original iPad and even on my iPhone 4S. Never imagined recording my musical ideas on such devices, but thanks to Apple and Apogee, this is now a reality. I am also really impressed with the sound quality on the Mac. True to the tone of my guitars. Wish I had all of this when I started playing 25 years ago!

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, clean and sharp!

    • Written by from Miami

    This has to be by far THE BEST sounding converter for iOS devices! I am extremely happy with my purchase. This device is easy to use, I simply plug it in, open up GarageBand on my iPhone or iPad and BAM a full mobile recording studio right in my hand!
    I've even tried using a simple dynamic mic, and it sounds great! Perfect way to jot down all these ideas in my head before hitting up the recording studio. The sound this device offers simply beats all other similar products out there. I use Apogee in my home studio, and love the sound of their equipment! I'm glad they made it to the mobile world.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    *** Another HIT from Apogee! ***

    • Written by from Agoura Hills

    You have GOT to get JAM. No problems no issues. I registered my Jam when I bought it and Apogee sent me an email about a product update for jam. It added 48k sampling capability and addressed a connection issue with iOS 5 and iPad. Sorry LP from Utica, I don't know how you contacted Apogee or if you did but their customer support is the best. Just contact them and they'll get you straightened out.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Working flawlessly! Thanks Apogee!

    • Written by from Boston

    I wanted to purchase Jam last week to use with my iPad2/iPhone 4, but I had been a bit concerned based on LP's comment. I did some searching and found an Apple support article acknowledging an issue with iPad 2/iOS 5, and providing a workaround... This week I saw Apogee released a new firmware to fix the issue, so I picked up Jam, loaded the firmware, and it's been working great - no issues! Very easy to use. Might even pick up another one for my brother as a christmas gift!

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I just plugged the JAM in and couldn't believe how easy it was! Wow! It works perfectly with my iPad, iPhone and my Macbook Pro as well. I was getting sick of trying to play on little keys or strings! Keep up the great work!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    • Written by from Utica

    The Apogee JAM does not work with GarageBand 1.1 (iOS) on an iPad 2 or iPod Touch 4th Gen.

    I does work with my Macs at home and in the office.

    Apogee says it's an Apple problem and Apple says it's an Apogee problem. Folks like me who purchase the JAM for use on Mac and iOS devices are out of luck until one company or the other steps up to the plate, assumes responsibility and produces a fix.

    On my Macs it sounds great, but it simply does not work on iOS devices.

    69 of 84 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apogee Jam

    • Written by from The Colony

    Great product! I am lead guitar player in our Church Praise Band and use it versus mic'ing an amp or lugging and setting up pedals. Sound is spot on with no noise and tone is great.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great fidelity for recording heart sounds too!

    • Written by from Mountain Top

    For medical education, I've been missing a way to digitally record heart sounds from my thinklabs stethoscope. as the iPhone audio input cuts off low frequencies, which are part of those sounds. The JAM has an excellent low frequency response, and combined easily with the peavey ampkit for recording.

    51 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing writing/jamming device

    • Written by from north hollywood

    Thanks to the combination of the Apogee Jam and GarageBand for iPad.
    I've been writing a lot more music. It's incredible how good the guitar signal and the amps sound with this set up. Thank you Apogee and Apple.

    249 of 281 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    • Written by from Cocoa

    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!

    255 of 292 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely LOVE it!

    • Written by from CHURCH HILL

    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 perfectly 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!

    287 of 322 people found this useful