Apogee JAM 96K Guitar Audio Interface for iPad / Mac / iOS (Lightning Compatible)

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78 out of 100. Incorporating 275+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$129
Apogee JAM 96K Guitar Audio Interface for iPad / Mac / iOS
Apogee JAM 96K Guitar Audio Interface for iPad / Mac / iOS

The Apogee Jam 96k is a compact audio interface designed specifically for guitarists and bassists - and their iOS devices.

It converts your guitar signal to 24-bit/96kHz digital audio that can be sent to your iPad and other iOS devices. And since its preamp circuit is especially tuned for instruments, it provides the right amount of headroom and dynamic range that other multi-purposes interfaces may lack.

Other features include built-in limiter for preventing signal clipping, discrete gain knob and LED monitoring.

Aside from the mentioned features, the Apogee Jam 96K offers nothing extra, making it streamlined, compact and affordable. And since its from Apogee, sound quality and compatibility with Apple devices are already a given.

Specifications:

  • A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
  • Connectors: Lightning and USB
  • Simultaneous Channels: 1
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4" Instrument
  • Power: Bus Powered by iOS or USB
  • Can charge IOS unit: No

Pros

Most reviewers agree that the Apogee Jam 96K sounds really good and clear. This clarity helped many guitarists achieve professional quality guitar recordings from their iPads. The simplicity that it brings was also mentioned multiple times, resulting in improved productivity.

Cons

The proprietary lightning cable that comes with the Apogee Jam 96K prompted a few users to deduct points in their reviews. The unit's plastic exterior and small gain knob also got a few users concerned.

Overall

If you're looking for a high-quality and portable way of interfacing guitar/bass straight to your iPad, then the Apogee Jam 96K is a good option.

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