Apogee is a heavyweight in professional analogue/ digital audio conversion and the JAM is the only input device in this group that has its own onboard conversion – converting your guitar signal to digital before it reaches your iOS device’s dock.
It can also work when plugged directly into a Apple Mac computer using the supplied USB cable.
The JAM has an input gain control allied to a multi-colour LED, letting you dial in just the right amount of gain for your guitar.
The sound quality is excellent as the converters do their work and the JAM outputs a pristine signal with no apparent noise for quality recording and for using your amp sims to full advantage without the need for any significant tweaking.
The JAM is more expensive than the other pocket-sized converters (though it is much cheaper for any US readers…) but if you’re looking for easy portability alongside excellent signal quality with no feedback issues, it’s the way to go.
The Bottom Line
We like: Compact size; quality A/D conversion; can be used with a Mac
We dislike: It only costs $99 in the USA!
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