Apogee Electronics (no, not the company that brought you all those Duke Nukem releases back in the day) has announced the new Jam device, which enables a digital connection for electric and bass guitars into iOS 4.2.1 (and greater) devices or into any Core Audio compatible apps on Mac. You can record straight into GarageBand if you like and use the built-in control knob to adjust your levels. That connectivity won't come for free, naturally, with a $99 MSRP slapped on this one. It'll start rocking stores in March -- plenty enough time to find another new drummer.
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Hook up with JAM by Apogee, the extremely portable, studio quality guitar input for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Mac
Santa Monica, CA, March 2, 2011- Apogee Electronics is pleased to announce JAM, a studio quality guitar input for iPad™, iPhone®, iPod touch® and Mac. Featuring PureDIGITAL technology, JAM enables musicians to practice, record and rock out with ultimate tone using the guitar amps and effects in Apple's GarageBand software on iPad 2 or Mac. No configuration necessary, just plug in and play and experience the legendary sound quality of Apogee for $99.
"We're very excited to enter the rapidly growing world of iOS with this incredible product," says Apogee Co-founder and CEO Betty Bennett. "JAM is the first high-quality interface that makes a digital connection to your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and the only one that also works on your Mac. You will immediately notice the difference between the sound quality of JAM and other similar products because its converters are designed by the same team of engineers responsible for our award-winning, high-end professional interfaces. JAM promises to become a standard for guitarists who want a professional, portable way to connect to these devices and benefit from the amazing music-making apps they offer."
Availability: March 2011
JAM by Apogee Highlights:
PureDIGITAL instrument connection delivers pristine sound quality
Designed for electric guitar and bass
With no confusing setup, you can start recording in minutes
Made for Apple's GarageBand software
Works with GarageBand on iOS devices 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 of gain
High quality locking output connects directly to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch dock connector port or USB port on a Mac
44.1kHz, 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion
Auto Soft Limit for optimal input level
Made in the U.S.A.
Supported Devices: iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs and iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation)
iOS version: 4.2.1 and greater
Connection and Power: Dock connector port
Computer: Mac, with an Intel processor
Memory: 1 GB minimum of installed RAM, 2 GB recommended
OS: 10.6.4 or greater
Connection and Power: USB, powered by any USB port on the computer
Software: Apple's GarageBand, Logic Pro, MainStage or any Core Audio compliant application