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Apogee JAM Guitar Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac

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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 software or other compatible applications.Apogee JAM is a premium digital converter featuring PureD...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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 software or other compatible applications.

Apogee JAM is a premium digital converter featuring PureDIGITAL technology which delivers your guitar's true tone to your iPad or Mac without compromise. JAM is the first high quality interface that makes a digital connection to both iOS devices and Mac. 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 on both iPad and Mac.

Ready to rock-status and level indication
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.

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.

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.


  • PureDIGITAL instrument connection delivers pristine sound quality
  • Designed for electric guitar and bass
  • No confusing setup, you can start recording in minutes
  • Works with GarageBand on iPad and iPhone 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 gain
  • High-quality locking output connects directly to iPad and iPhone or USB port on a Mac
  • 24-bit/44.1kHz analog-to-digital conversion
  • Auto Soft Limit for optimal input level
  • Powered by connection to iPad, iPhone, or Mac
  • Made in the U.S.A.
System Requirements
    • :
      Devices: iPad, iPad2, iPhone 4
    • iOS version: 4.3 and later
    • Connection: Dock connector port (no batteries required)
    Mac OS
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    • Computer: Mac, with an Intel processor
    • Memory: 1 GB minimum of installed RAM, 2 GB recommended
    • Mac OS version: 10.6.4 or later
    • Connection: USB 2.0 Full Speed
    • Software: GarageBand, Logic Pro, MainStage, or any Core Audio compatible application
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    Manufacturer's Warranty
    Hardware warranty:

    APOGEE ELECTRONICS CORPORATION warrants this product to be free of defects in material and manufacture under normal use for a period of 12 months. The term of this warranty begins on the date of sale to the purchaser. Units returned for warranty repair to Apogee or an authorized Apogee warranty repair facility will be repaired or replaced at the manufacturer's option, free of charge.

    All units returned to Apogee or an authorized Apogee repair facility must be prepaid, insured and properly packaged. Apogee reserves the right to change or improve design at any time without prior notice. Design changes are not implemented retrospectively, and the incorporation of design changes into future units does not imply the availability of an upgrade to existing units.

    This warranty is void if Apogee determines, in its sole business judgment, the defect to be the result of abuse, neglect, alteration or attempted repair by unauthorized personnel.

    The warranties set forth above are in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, and Apogee specifically disclaims any and all implied warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. The buyer acknowledges and agrees that in no event shall the company be held liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, or for injury, loss or damage sustained by any person or property, that may result from this product failing to operate correctly at any time.

    USA: Some states do not allow for the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental or consequential damage, so the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.

    Software warranty:

    Limited Warranty. Apogee Electronics warrants for a period of ninety (90) days from your date of purchase that (i) the media on which the Software is recorded will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use, and (ii) the Software as provided by Apogee Electronics will substantially conform to Apogee's published specifications for the Software.

    Apogee Electronics' entire liability and your sole and exclusive remedy for any breach of the foregoing limited warranty will be, at Apogee Electronics' option, replacement of the media, refund of the purchase price or repair or replacement of the Software.


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    • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
    • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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    ApogeeJAM Guitar Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac

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    (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


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    By Terence Easterwood

    from Victoria, TX

    Comments about Apogee JAM Guitar Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac:

    Bought mine from the North Houston store today and wasted a lot of time after getting home trying to make it work with MacBook Pro/Garage Band. No go. After much research, it seems that there are compatibility issues with certain combinations of hardware/OS/software and that Apogee has opened a return/replace site on their customer support. Apogee and GC might want to pull old units off so that customers aren't set up for this kind of hassle.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    I can dig it

    By Christopher Nelson

    from Austin, TX

    Comments about Apogee JAM Guitar Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac:

    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. It works flawlessly with GarageBand with very little noise. I wasn't looking for anything too fancy, just something I could plug into my iPhone or iPad for a little on-the-go practice time and it is great for that. I've done a few recordings in GarageBand and they turned out pretty sweet as well. I've used it with both my electric and acoustic-electric guitars and am pleased with the results from both. If you have jailbroken your iDevice you can use Backgrounder or Quasar (on the iPad) to allow you to place GarageBand in the background and still get audio out of it when using another application like ForScore to read sheet music in the foreground. This is definately worth the money for the purposes I stated above. Rock on Apogee. I'm definately a fan of this company now.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    pro gear for cheap

    By robert

    from bpt, ct

    Comments about Apogee JAM Guitar Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac:

    with lion and ilife 11, garage band and apogee jam marry perfectly. latency is non existent. gain is adjustable on the hardware. garage band covers all other functions. it has a small hardware footprint and a small software print also, there is none. use it with logic, garage band, any software. try it!!!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Apogee Jam - a lot in a small package


    from Albuquerque, NM

    Comments about Apogee JAM Guitar Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac:

    I just got my JAM 2 weeks ago and have used it for 3 live gigs so far (along with my iPad and iClip holder). I use the amp selection and virtual stomp boxes in Garage Band and have been able to get some great sounds from the JAM through this. I don't have buzz or feedback problems at all. But keep in mind if you're running through the Apogee Jam through an iPad, because the levels coming from your iPad aren't very hot, you should put a DI in between your iPad and PA system. But the JAM is small and works great - I would recommend it to anyone who wants a variety of amp sounds without carrying all the equipment. I've used a variety of stomp boxes and modelers - this is the way to go!



    By Joey B

    from League City, TX

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    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile


      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Apogee JAM Guitar Interface for iPad, iPhone, and Mac:

      This is a great way to record any instrument or vocals into my MAC for Garage Band. It's simple yet it's a very well built and professional system. I was told about it by another Harmonica player and I would recommend it to any musician that wants to go from analog to digital with no problems. Get the JAM!


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