M-Audio JamLab review

  • £59

M-Audio's unveils another USB guitar interface.

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Our Verdict

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

For

  • Decent sound quality.

Against

  • A tad expensive.
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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.

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Tech Specs

OS RequirementsApple Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later Microsoft Windows XP SP1
Power SupplyUSB
Additional Features16 editable presets
Additional RequirementsOnboard USB connection or installed USB interface PCI card
Ram Required (MB)256
Height (mm)21
Available Outputs3.5mm mini jack stereo USB
Width (mm)85
Supported Audio DriversASIO Core Audio WDM
Phantom PowerNo
Depth (mm)53
Sampling Frequency44.1 48
DescriptionPersonal guitar system with USB audio interface
PlatformMacOS/Windows
Available InputsGuitar Input
InterfaceUSB
Effects TypeChorus Delay Distortion Noise Gate Reverb