Apogee Jam X review

Meet Jam X, the Tim Henson-approved mobile interface with built-in compression and bite

Apogee JamX
(Image: © Future)

Guitar World Verdict

Jam X is a compact and well-built interface that brings smart, great-sounding compression settings to the portable audio interface format.


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    Built-in compressor.

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    Easy to use.

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    Well made.


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    Adjusting input level can he hit and miss.

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    PC owners must download a driver.

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Apogee’s Jam interfaces have been around since 2010, and are great mobile recording guitar audio interfaces for Mac, PC and iOS devices. The current Jam+ features an Overdrive mode to partner with amp modelers

The all-new Jam X replaces this with an analogue compressor but has a similar spec otherwise. Plug hi-Z instruments like electric guitar, bass guitar and keys into the 1⁄4” input and hear the results through your computer or the 1/8-inch output driving headphones or powered speakers. 

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Andy Jones

Andy has been writing about music production and technology for 30 years having started out on Music Technology magazine back in 1992. He has edited the magazines Future Music, Keyboard Review, MusicTech and Computer Music, which he helped launch back in 1998.