• 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!

    267 of 302 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.

    230 of 262 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!

    232 of 266 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great

    • Written by from montreal

    I first bought the Peavey Ampkit Link and I was not impressed because it is very noisy. I have just received the Jam and it is way superior. I use it with the Amkit App for iPad (which I recommend). With the Jam, the sound is so clean; no need for a Noise Gate. It does not require batteries. The light that tells you whether your input is too high makes setting it up very easy. It feels more sturdy too. It is more expensive but you get what you pay for. No doubt why Apple sells it and recommends it.

    127 of 128 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic device!!

    • Written by from Everett

    I have a Apogee Duet on my IMac and I just love it so when it came time to get something for my iPad and iPhone the JAM was preferred product. I am stunned by the sound quality! The one thing that really impressed me about the idea of recording to my IDevice was that there is no buzz, no 60 cycle hum! I have a stock 1972 Telecast Thinline with 40 year old wiring and it has never sounded so clean. Apogee has impressed me once again with we'll built great sounding product!

    123 of 123 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Have the new iPad?

    • Written by from Calgary

    Originally I purchased an iRig with my new guitar and my New iPad. Problems matched those discussed in the Apple Support Community. I was able return the iRig and got the Jam. Excellent choice. Worth the difference in price.

    124 of 127 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.

    72 of 74 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!

    68 of 71 people found this useful

  • 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!

    62 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning!!

    • 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!

    88 of 116 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Superb

    • Written by from Bandon

    I had my eye on this for a while, but was always turned off by the price. I tried homemade connectors, and the iRig, and even plugging the audio out from my amp into my Mac, but everything i tried gave so much noise, it was unbearable to play. So i finally caved and bought this, and wow! the quality is amazing! there is absolutely no noise, no interference, and the tone is so crisp and beautiful, i can't tell the difference between this with a Mac and decent speakers and my 15W Vox Valvetronix Amp. I used it on the iPad too, and this plus gargeband for the iPad is just a joy to play, i can take my guitar anywhere without having to lug an amp around, and those 2W mini-amps are lousy quality, and noise-ridden and the iPad is almost as loud. It works great with Logic Pro on the Mac, my main software and of course garageband

    Would highly recommend 10/10

    61 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Interface!

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    I was using the iRig input for both ipad and iphone, but it seemed like there was always too much noise regardless of the guitar pickups, so i decided to get this device assuming a dock connector/ usb connection would be less noisy, and it works perfectly! I'm getting no noise and great sound quality for the device!

    Works great with Mac and ipad!

    62 of 65 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...

    62 of 70 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.

    68 of 83 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 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loud, Simple, & Rock

    • Written by from Jakarta

    i was very impressed about this thing, apogee did a very good job, its just cost you under $100 , or 950,000 rupiah (indonesia currency) , the quality (it was made in USA , not china ). for everyone who wants to buy it, just buy it, you never been regret this...AND IT WORKS WITH AMPLITUBE 3 on MAC..

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!

    • 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.

    46 of 47 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

  • 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 ;-)

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Interface

    • Written by from Westlake Village

    I have used this interface for both Guitars and Bass Guitars. It's got fantastic sound far superior than interfaces I've used in the past. On the negative side, it does not have direct hardware play through. However, performance with a modern Mac should make this less of an issue and a nonissue for most...

    40 of 41 people found this useful