JAM is great for beginners and advanced players who want a high quality guitar sound for practicing, recording, or just jamming.
JAM brings the legendary sound quality of Apogee to iPad®, iPhone® and Mac. Now guitarists 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 Apple’s GarageBand and Logic Pro or other compatible applications.
PureDIGITAL sound. Ultimate guitar tone.
JAM is a premium digital converter and instrument preamp featuring Apogee’s PureDIGITAL technology. PureDIGITAL means no noise, just great guitar tone. You will notice the sonic difference between JAM and other similar products immediately.
- Connect electric guitar or bass to iOS devices and Mac
- Studio-quality you can take anywhere
- Direct digital connection for up to 48kHz / 24-bit recording
- Apogee’s PureDIGITAL circuit design eliminates signal noise
- No configuration, just plug in and play
- Dial-in the perfect level with gain wheel and multicolor LED meter
- Powered by iOS device or Mac (no batteries or external power required)
- Works with GarageBand, Logic, and all Core Audio compatible applications
iOS 8 & OS X
Works with OS X Yosemite
Works with iOS 8 on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
Ready to Rock – Status and level indication
Crank it up and dial it in 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.
- Blue – JAM is connected but not ready
- Green – JAM is connected, ready and working with your software
- Red – your level is too high.
It’s easy to tell if JAM is connected properly by the status LED on the top panel. If it’s green, you are ready to rock and the light becomes your input level indicator. If it turns red, you are rocking too hard and you need to turn your gain down with the control knob.
Connections and Features
Easily connect JAM to your iPad, iPhone or Mac
Plug and Play
There’s no difficult set up or configuration with JAM. Just plug in, open your favorite software and rock out.
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 hardware found in recording studios around the world and heard on countless hit records.
What you can record with JAM
JAM is designed to capture the true tone and warmth of electric guitars. Perfect for any playing style and genre of music, JAM lets you record, practice, and jam with the authentic sound and responsive feel of a classic tube amp.
While JAM is optimized for electric instruments such as guitar and bass, you can record vocals, acoustic instruments, or even your guitar amp by connecting a microphone such as an SM58 to JAM. With its 40dB of input gain, JAM can be used with certain dynamic microphones by using an XLR to ¼”cable or adapter.
JAM is an ideal tool for recording electric bass guitar. From jazz to hard rock, JAM recordings reflect all of the sonic clarity and detail of your bass playing and tone.
Acoustic Guitar with pickup
JAM is also perfectly suited to record acoustic guitars with a built-in pickup. Simply plug an instrument cable from your acoustic guitar directly into JAM – just as you would for an electric guitar – and experience the same great clarity and recording quality across all styles of playing.
Keyboards and Synthesizers
Keyboard players can enjoy the ease and superb recording quality of JAM as well. Simply connect any keyboard or synthesizer with a mono output to JAM, set your level, and capture your favorite sounds in terrific detail.
Record Audio for Video
Record professional quality audio for video with JAM and The Padcaster, a lightweight iPad frame that allows you to attach lenses, lights or audio peripherals to its surface, making it easy for anyone to capture broadcast quality videos in remote locations entirely on iPad. JAM can easily be attached to the side of Padcaster – simply connect JAM to the iPad and any analog microphone such as a shotgun or lavaliere to JAM’s 1/4″ input.
Apogee JAM Artists
“...it’s so easy to just plug into my iPad or Mac, record my parts and send them back. JAM is a remarkable piece of equipment and has enhanced the way I work.”
"JAM is the ultimate A/D in for guitar. Unsurpassable quality in a super portable and rugged package. The ideal touring audio in. Don't sacrifice your tone!"
“...when I’m in my hotel room at 3 in the morning and I wake up with an idea, JAM sounds great… and it’s much smaller and much, much lighter than my Marshall rig.”
Apogee JAM Recordings
Apogee JAM Customer Reviews
“Yes! Finally a guitar interface for iDevices that actually works as any disriminating musician would expect. I tried the IKM iRig months ago and returned it the next day because it was pretty awful as most of the reviews indicated. I wasn’t holding out a whole lot of hope for the Apogee Jam, but I must say I am pleasantly surprised.”
Christopher from Guitar Center
“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.”
Frank from Sweetwater
“Apogee has hit one out of the park with the Jam. I have been disappointed with other interfaces I have used with my Mac Book Pro and Garageband. The Jam is not only easy to use, but sounds great. My guitar tracks are clean and the gain control ensures that my signal is strong. Any reservations about the price evaporated once I started using it. This is a serious recording interface.”
Rudy Mikula from Waxahachie, TX