M-Audio JamLab

M-Audio's unveils another USB guitar interface.

Continuing with its quest for total domination of the computer music world, M-Audio has released its smallest interface to date.

Designed specifically for guitarists, JamLab connects via USB and offers a single quarter-inch guitar input and a 3.5mm headphone output. Three rubbery feet prevent the solid black plastic casing from skidding about on smooth surfaces.

Installation takes around ten seconds, after which the interface enables you to record into your favourite audio app. JamLab ships with the GT Player Express application, which means you can use the device without a sequencer.

The software offers stomp effects and a variable speed loop player. The JamLab gives out decent sound quality and we really like the concept. Our only qualm is the price – £59 seems a tad expensive.

MusicRadar Rating

4 / 5 stars
Pros

Decent sound quality.

Cons

A tad expensive.

Verdict

A handy USB interface for guitarists but it faces some stiff competition!

OS Requirements

Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later Microsoft Windows XP SP1

Power Supply

USB

Additional Features

16 editable presets

Additional Requirements

Onboard USB connection or installed USB interface PCI card

Ram Required (MB)

256

Height (mm)

21

Available Outputs

3.5mm mini jack stereo USB

Width (mm)

85

Supported Audio Drivers

ASIO Core Audio WDM

Phantom Power

No

Depth (mm)

53

Sampling Frequency

44.1 48

Description

Personal guitar system with USB audio interface

Platform

MacOS/Windows

Available Inputs

Guitar Input

Interface

USB

Effects Type

Chorus Delay Distortion Noise Gate Reverb

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