Plug an e-guitar into the iPad 2 with JAM by Apogee

You probably already know Apple is bringing GarageBand to the new iPad 2  (it probably works on the old iPad as well).  But did you know you can also plug a real e-guitar into the iPad and use all the guitar amps built right into GarageBand? How awesome is that!?
All you need is the Apogee JAM.

Here are some JAM highlights:

  • PureDIGITAL instrument connection delivers pristine sound quality
  • Designed for electric guitar and bass
  • With no confusing setup, you can start recording in minutes
  • 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

The JAM goes between the dock connector of your iPad and your e-guitar. It not only works with any iOS device, it also works with any Core Audio compatible application in Mac OS X. It will set you back $89 and comes with a dock connector cable and a USB cable to connect it to a Mac.

I’m totally going to order the JAM to jam!

Btw. I’m pretty sure the less expensive Amplitude iRig guitar adapter won’t work with iOS GarageBand because it has to be connected to the headset jack, not to the dock connector like the Apogee JAM.

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