Apogee has announced the release of the all new Jam+, a portable, studio-grade USB instrument input and output.

Jam+ connects your electric guitar, bass, keyboard or any acoustic instrument with a pickup, directly to your iOS device, Mac, or Windows PC. With an adapter (sold separately) you can also connect a dynamic microphone. Jam+ aims to make it easy to practice, and capture your best take with studio quality anywhere you go.

Apogee Jam Plus BIAS FX

In 2010, Jam was introduced in Apple stores worldwide as the first studio quality digital instrument input to connect guitars to GarageBand on iOS devices and Mac computers. The original Jam set a new standard in mobile recording by making Apogee’s renowned conversion specs and components available in a simple and portable instrument input.

Jam+ continues the evolution in the series by bringing the latest advances in Apogee’s design and engineering to an all new metal chassis with enhanced PureDIGITAL circuitry for the greatest true-tone audio resolution.

Jam+ comes with stereo output connects to headphones or powered speakers, low latency monitoring with a Blend feature, and the overdrive mode makes virtual amplifiers and effects pedals sound more realistic. It has a Rugged metal body with soft touch base and three multicolor LED indicators.

Jam+ comes with the BIAS FX Jam software bundle from Positive Grid which includes a selection of three amplifiers and six essential pedal effects.

Jam+ features

  • Apogee’s PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality.
  • Works with guitar, bass, keyboards, synths, or any acoustic instrument with pick-up.
  • Overdrive mode makes virtual amps and effects sound more realistic.
  • Stereo output connects to headphones or powered speakers.
  • Blend mode minimizes delay in headphones while recording.
  • No configuration, just plug in and play.
  • 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution audio.
  • Rugged metal body with soft touch base.
  • Works with iOS, Mac and Windows PC.
  • Includes Lightning, USB and USB Type-C cables.
  • Includes BIAS FX Jam software with premium amplifiers and pedal effects.

Jam+ is available for $159.99 USD.

More information: Apogee