Item #1570490 Model #JAM X

Apogee Jam X USB Instrument Interface Standard


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An instrument interface with built-in analog compression and overdrive.

The Apogee Jam X is a premium audio interface designed for recording your guitar, bass guitar, or keyboards on your Mac, Windows computer or iPad Pro. Jam X also works with your iPhone.* Connect headphones and any instrument with a pickup to Jam X and dial in the perfect sound using Jam X‘s Analog Compressor presets - Vintage Blue Stomp, Purple Squeeze, & Smooth Leveler. The simplicity and portability of Jam X make it ideal for capturing your best take anywhere you go. And, the ease of use and sound quality make Jam X a must-have for beginners and pros.
*Lightning cable sold separately

Built-In Analog Compressor

Jam X’s built-in analog compressor introduces an all-new feature to the Jam family, delivering a total tonal experience that no other interface in this category can touch. Choose from three different presets that will respond to how much you drive the input gain. With Jam X you will have an endless amount of inspiration in developing your own clean tone aesthetic.

Crank it up - Headphones or Powered Monitors

Whether you’re monitoring as you play and record with your favorite app, or streaming music, the stereo output on Jam X dramatically improves the playback quality of your audio. With high-resolution sample rates up to 96k and ample headroom, Jam X delivers incredible clarity and plenty of volume to your headphones or powered speakers.

Blend Mode - Never Miss A Beat

Stay in the rhythmic pocket with Blend mode, allowing you to record with absolutely no vibe-killing latency (delay). To listen exclusively through your virtual amp software, turn off Blend with a click of a button.

The Ins and Outs - Connection Options

Connect any instrument-level input you can imagine to your computer or iOS device using Jam X. Synth and keyboard, electric guitar and bass, dynamic microphone* and acoustic instrument with a pickup—it all works. Jam X is a complete audio interface that lets you monitor your recording and playing too with a premium 1/8" output for headphones or powered speakers.
*Impedance transformer required
Input features
  • Analog Compressor with 3 compression preset
  • settings
  • Clean and overdrive settings
Cables included
  • USB cable (Type C)
  • USB cable (Type A)
  • Lightning to USB Type A (sold separately)
Connection specifications
  • Micro USB
  • Any computer with a USB Type-C or USB Type-A port
  • Any iPad with a USB Type-C port
  • Works with iOS Lightning devices (cable sold separately)
Product dimensions
  • Weight: 0.25 lbs (0.11 kg)
  • Length: 4.0” (10.16 cm)
  • Width: 1.5” (3.81 cm)
  • Depth: .95” (2.41 cm)
Product Specifications
  • Max Gain: 36dB
  • Max Input Level: 18dBu
  • Max Headphone output level: 8dBu (1.9Vrms) 100mW into 32 ohm
  • 3 Compression Presets
In the box
  • Apogee jamx
  • Getting started links
  • Warranty information
  • USB cable (Type C)
  • USB cable (Type A)
Bundled Software
  • Extended 60-Day Trial of Tim Henson’s Archetype Plugin from Neural DSP
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Apogee ASIO Driver for Windows—free download


  • Apogee’s PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality
  • Works with guitar, bass, keyboards, synths, or any acoustic instrument with pickups
  • Built-in Analog Compressor
  • Includes 3 Presets
  • Smooth Leveler (low amount of compression)
  • Purple Squeeze (medium amount of compression)
  • Vintage Blue Stomp (aggressive amount of compression).
  • 1/8" output connects to headphones or powered speakers
  • 1/4" studio quality instrument input
  • 24-bit/96kHz high resolution audio
  • Rugged metal body
  • Blend Mode—Record with zero latency
  • No configuration necessary–Just plug in and play with any audio recording app
  • Connect to Mac and Windows computers
  • Compatible with the Apogee ASIO Driver for Windows
  • Connect to iPad Pro with Type C port

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to