Pro Instrument Tone on your iPhone, Mac or PC
Apogee Jam+ is a professional USB instrument input and stereo output. Jam+ connects your electric guitar, bass, acoustic instrument with pickup, dynamic mic or keyboard to your iOS device or computer. The simplicity and portability of Jam+ make it ideal for capturing your best take anywhere you go. And, the ease of use and sound quality make Jam+ a must-have for beginners and pros.
- Apogee’s PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality
- Works with guitar, bass, keyboards, synths, or any acoustic instrument with pick-up
- Dual-mode option for Clean or Overdrive signal
- Drive mode makes virtual amps and effects sound more realistic
- Stereo output connects to headphones or powered speakers
- Blend mode minimizes delay in headphones while recording
- No configuration, just plug in and play with any audio recording app
- 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution audio
- Rugged metal body with soft-touch base
- Works with iOS, Mac and Windows PC
- Includes Lightning, USB and USB Type-C cables
- Includes BIAS FX Jam desktop software with premium amplifiers and pedal effects
- Built-in the U.S.A. using domestic and foreign parts
The Jam That Started It All
In 2010 Jam was introduced in Apple stores worldwide as the first high-quality digital interface to connect guitars and instruments with Mac and IOS devices. Jam set a new standard in mobile recording by combining Apogee’s renowned conversion specs and components into a simple and portable design.
Jam+ continues the evolution in the series bringing the best advances in Apogee’s design and engineering into an all-new metal chassis with enhanced PureDIGITAL circuitry for the greatest ‘true tone’ audio resolution. Jam+ now includes a powerful headphone output with zero latency monitoring and overdrive mode to make practice and recording sessions better than ever.
Connect it All
Connect any instrument-level input you can imagine to your computer or iOS device using Jam+. Synth and keyboard, electric guitar and bass, dynamic microphone, and acoustic instrument with a pickup - it all work with Jam+.
Keep it Pristine & Clean
The PureDIGITAL signal path to smooth, noiseless tone, Clean Mode is the ideal setting for pristine, unaffected instrument recording.
Put it in OverDrive
Drive Mode gives you that responsive amp and pedal feel from subtle to snarling distortion and makes virtual amps and fx sound more like the real thing.
Transform your pristine direct signal into a rich, warm overdrive that can provide everything from a clean boost to a thick distortion in the tradition of the most coveted vintage amps and stompboxes. Dialling up Drive Mode also makes your favourite virtual amps and fx sound much more realistic. Drive Mode gives you a great tone for direct, zero-latency recording.
Play Without Delay
The Blend feature lets you play and record with zero latency
Jam+ also features an ⅛” stereo headphone output and Blend function for zero-latency monitoring. The Blend setting allows you to easily adjust how much direct instrument input you hear mixed with software playback, enabling you to dial in the perfect mix.
Listen with More Level
Whether you’re monitoring as you play and record with your favourite app or streaming music, the stereo output on Jam+ dramatically improves the playback quality of your audio. With high-resolution sample rates up to 96k and ample headroom, Jam+ delivers incredible clarity and plenty of volume to your headphones or powered speakers.
It’s an instrument input, AD and DA converter
Jam+ combines an analog overdrive circuit, instrument preamp and high-quality A/D and D/A converters into one compact device. Apogee has designed each part of Jam+ to deliver the highest quality signal possible with the lowest noise – we call this PureDIGITAL.
Get BIAS FX Jam FREE
When you purchase a new JAM+ from an authorized Apogee dealer and register on the Apogee website, you will receive the desktop version of BIAS FX Jam software for FREE from Positive Grid. The bundle includes a premium selection of 3 amps, 6 effects and a collection of essential pedals. JAM+ and BIAS FX Jam will give you an amazing and realistic guitar tone for practising, performing and recording. No additional software is needed to plug in and play with professional amp emulations.
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Choosing the best gear for your recording set-up and budget?
Choosing the correct item for your home recording set-up is easy for some and confusing for most. Even if you have been working with audio for years, things are constantly changing. The marketing guff and searching the net usually sends you down a rabbit hole of time-wasting.
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I can search the net!
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Are you just wanting to record some regular stuff in an ordinary place? News flash - there is no such scenario! You may as well walk into Resene and say, "Which is the best paint for my room?" Blank stares follow. Are you wanting to record a super tight double kick in an old shed, some opera vocals in a tiny bedroom, or a big band after hours in an office building?
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"Over the last 20 years I've worked with a number of different recording studios and engineers, and by far and away Aaron is easily the best of the bunch!
What sets him apart is his absolute dedication to any client or project. He has a knack of asking the right questions and finding out exactly what is most important to you and tailoring his service to this.
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But you'll sell me the most expensive thing and hound me until I buy
Nope - I am a big fan of only getting what you need. I have recorded many demos using some very inexpensive gear (including things just lying around the house). So if you have a small budget, I will work hard to find the best solution to fit that budget. I am also a "soft seller". I might reach out once after our catch up to see if you have any more questions, but after that, I will leave you to make up your mind in your own time.
Do you offer personal help setting up and learning to use the gear (and the whole recording and mixing process if required)?
YES - I can be booked in to get you up and tracking. I can teach you as little or as much as you would like to know about home recording and mixing.
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I charge to give personalised advice - WTF?!? Yep. But why? Because I value my time, and a lot of people want my help. So I only personally people who value my time. "But if you give me the advice, I'll buy the product." I am a small independent business, so there is not much money to be made selling electronics on the internet. Also, note - Some people take my recommendations and then purchase from one of the big chain stores... Then ask me to help them set it up because the salesperson from the chain store doesn't seem very helpful...