Apogee Introduces Jam+ USB Audio Interface for Mac and iOS

Apogee has announced Jam+, an upgraded version of its USB input for users wants to connect dynamic microphones and musical instruments to a Mac or iOS device for recording.

Apogee said the peripheral features of the Jam + included enhanced circuitry for better analog to digital conversion, a digital encoder knob and stereo output for direct headphone or speaker connections. A "blend" button turns on low-latency monitoring, and an "overdrive" mode is intended to make virtual amps and pedals feel more realistic.

The Jam+ supports 24-bit, 96-kilohertz recording, and comes bundled with Lightning, USB-A and USB-C cables. It also comes with Positive Grid's BIAS JAM FX software for Mac and Windows, which includes three amps, six effects and an assortment of "essential" pedals. The original Jam dates back to 2010, and is still on sale.

The Jam+ is available now at a cost of $159.

Let us know what you think…

Log-in or Register for free to post comments…

You might also like...

The Far-Reaching Benefits of IP-based Audio Stageboxes

Networked modular audio stageboxes have been around for a while and were hailed as a convenient alternative to clunky snakes and the huge patch bays that came with them. Unlike analog stage- and wallboxes, which usually only transmit signals to…

Making a Podcast Sound Good

Podcasts are taking the world by storm. It is hard to believe that when audio-over-internet technology was revealed at NAB, 1995, that it would grow so fast and become so profitable to such a wide range of people.

Recording iPhone Calls — It’s Trickier Than You Might Think

A few months ago, I switched my main landline phone number to my iPhone. In doing this, I did not consider the issue of recording interviews from incoming and outgoing calls — something that’s easier said than done with an iPh…

Broadcast For IT - Part 15 - Digital Audio

Audio is arguably the most complex aspect of broadcast television. The human auditory systems are extremely sensitive to distortion and noise. For IT engineers to progress in broadcast television they must understand the sampling rates and formats of sound, and…

Articles You May Have Missed – July 4, 2018

With World Cup Soccer top of mind, it might be a good time to review both camera design and audio capture technologies. How cameras are packaged has been a decided art for decades, but newer technologies like mirrorless capture and…