Apogee make some gorgeous audio interfaces. From the studio level I/O and quality of the Symphony series to the refined, minimalist features of the ONE and Duet, their A/D converters are some of the crispest on the market. Until now, though, they’ve commanded a premium that’s placed them out of reach for some.
we’re reaching the level of technology where professional level recordings can be made anywhere
Enter JAM – a sleek single channel audio interface featuring Apogee PureDIGITAL converters, designed not only for Mac but for iPhone and iPad, too. Better still, it’s $99USD. This is potentially a very exciting release, especially when twinned with Apple’s impending iPad 2 (in fact, there’s a JAM in the premiere video for iPad 2); we’re reaching the level of technology where professional level recordings can be made anywhere, affordably.
The JAM has been designed for electric guitar and bass, but it will of course accept any similar input source. One thing is it tied to, however, is Apple. Mac, iPhone, and iPad are supported, but in grand Apogee tradition Windows is left out in the cold. JAM launches on the 31st of March, and I’ll be getting my hands on one to test the quality in due course…