Apogee JAM guitar interface

Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce JAM, a studio quality guitar input for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac. Featuring PureDIGITAL technology, JAM enables musicians to practice, record and rock out with ultimate tone using the guitar amps and effects in Apple’s GarageBand software on iPad 2 or Mac. No configuration necessary, just plug in and play and experience the legendary sound quality of Apogee for $99.

“We’re very excited to enter the rapidly growing world of iOS with this incredible product,” says Apogee Co-founder and CEO Betty Bennett. “JAM is the first high-quality interface that makes a digital connection to your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and the only one that also works on your Mac. You will immediately notice the difference between the sound quality of JAM and other similar products because its converters are designed by the same team of engineers responsible for our award-winning, high-end professional interfaces. JAM promises to become a standard for guitarists who want a professional, portable way to connect to these devices and benefit from the amazing music-making apps they offer.”

JAM by Apogee Highlights:

  • PureDIGITAL instrument connection delivers pristine sound quality
  • Designed for electric guitar and bass
  • With no confusing setup, you can start recording in minutes
  • Made for Apple’s GarageBand software
  • Works with GarageBand on iOS devices or with any Core Audio compatible application on a Mac
  • Control knob allows easy input level adjustment
  • 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, iPhone and iPod touch dock connector port or USB port on a Mac
  • 44.1kHz, 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion
  • Auto Soft Limit for optimal input level
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Apogee JAM with iPad

JAM is compatible with iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs and iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation) running iOS 4.2.1 and greater. It connects and is powered by the Dock connector port.

On the Mac, JAM requires OS X 10.6.4 or later, an Intel processor, 1 GB minimum of installed RAM (2 GB recommended), and an available USB port for host connection and power. JAM will work with Apple’s GarageBand, Logic Pro, MainStage or any Core Audio compliant application.

JAM will be available in March 2011 for $99.


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