Digital Guitar Interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Windows

Apogee JAM is a USB audio interface that lets you connect a guitar to your iPad®, iPhone®, Mac or Windows 10 PC and record with Apogee’s legendary sound quality. Now guitarists can have a pocket-sized, plug in and play audio interface at an unprecedented price and capture the warmth and richness of their guitar’s tone. Whether you’re at home, on-the-go, or in the most advanced recording studio,  JAM makes it easy to capture your best performance right on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Windows 10 computer. JAM is built for GarageBand and Logic Pro but works great with just about any app you choose.

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. Its special circuitry is optimized to make the amps and effects in any guitar or music creation app sound their best. You will notice the sonic difference between JAM and other similar products immediately.

Who is JAM for

JAM is great for beginners and advanced players who want a high quality guitar sound for practicing, recording, or just jamming.


  • Connect electric guitar or bass to iOS device or computer
  • Three models to choose from (Mac/iOS or Mac/Windows)
    • iOS connectivity available for Windows model with Apogee’s Lightning iOS cable (sold separately)
  • Studio-quality you can take anywhere
  • Direct digital connection for up to 96kHz / 24-bit high-definition recording
  • Discrete, Class A input delivers punchy, tube amp tone
  • Apogee’s PureDIGITAL circuit design eliminates signal noise
  • No setup required, just plug in and play
  • Powered by iOS device or Mac (no batteries or ext. power required)
  • Dial-in the perfect level with gain wheel and multicolor LED meter
  • Works with GarageBand, Logic, and all Core Audio compatible applications
*Apogee products are built in the U.S.A. using domestic and foreign parts and components.

Choose your JAM

JAM 96k for iPad, iPhone and Mac

JAM 96k for Mac & Windows

JAM for iPad, iPhone and Mac

Sound quality• Studio quality direct digital connection
• Upgraded circuit design
• Warmer tube amp tone emulation
• Higher sample rate recording capability
• Studio quality direct digital connection
• Upgraded circuit design
• Warmer tube amp tone emulation
• Higher sample rate recording capability
• Studio quality direct digital connection
Recording resolution and sample rate24 bit Up to 96kHz recording24 bit Up to 96kHz recording24 bit Up to 44.1/48kHz recording
Build• Nickel plated body
• Black soft touch end caps
• Nickel plated body
• Black soft touch end caps
• Black soft touch body
• Silver painted end caps
In the box• JAM
• Lightning cable
• USB Mac cable
• Quick start Guide
• USB Mac cable
• Quick start Guide
• Lightning cable
• USB Mac cable
• Quick start Guide

Ready to Rock – Status and level indication

Crank it up and dial it in with easy level control

Apogee JAM Gain 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.

Product Tour

Easily connect JAM to your iPad, iPhone Mac or Windows computer

Plug and Play

There’s no difficult set up or configuration with JAM. Just plug in, open your favorite software and rock out.

Did you know

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.

Apogee Studio

What you can record with JAM

Record Music

Electric Guitar

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.

See how it works in this video>

Dynamic Microphones

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.

Learn more here>

Electric Bass

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.

See how it works in this video>

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.

See how it works in this video>

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.

See how it works in this video>

Apogee JAM with iPad Padcaster Video Rig

Record Audio for Video

The Padcaster

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.

True amp sound. More gain. Higher resolution.

Go ahead, crank it up. JAM 96k brings classic boutique amp sound and feel straight to your guitar, so you can dial-in lush tones without sounding like you’re using amp simulation software. We took guitar input technology to a new level with JAM 96k by using a discrete, Class-A JFET input stage to emulate the warmth and character of a tube amp circuit. With 24-bit, 96kHz recording ability, JAM 96k lets you capture all of your best licks in high definition – from pristine cleans to soaring, overdriven sustain – at the highest pro-level standards.

These sound samples compare JAM 96k to another HD guitar interface. Note the additional gain (volume) available with JAM 96k and the rich, overdriven amp tone.

Competitor HD guitar interface

Apogee JAM 96k

Apogee JAM Recordings

Apogee JAM Artists

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Leland Sklar - Musician

Recent Projects: James Taylor, Phil Collins, Clint Black
“’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.”

Apogee JAM Press Reviews

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

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

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

From Sweetwater

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