The graphic below shows what all of the different LED colors on the Apogee MiC mean. You can apply this same information to MiC, MiC 96k, JAM, and JAM 96k.
Monitoring and recording is interrupted in Apple GarageBand and other Audio Apps from the ONE for iPad & Mac, Duet for iPad & Mac, Quartet, JAM, JAM96k, MiC, or MiC96k when a call is received. Once the call has ended or declined monitoring and recording is resumed.
Unless calls are more important than creativity? It is recommended that in the iPhone> Settings Do Not Disturb is turned On. This will prevent a call from interrupting that perfect take or inspired performance.
It’s easy to tell if JAM is connected properly by the status LED on the top panel. If it’s green, you are ready to rock and the light becomes your input level indicator. If it turns red, you are rocking too hard and you need to turn your gain down with the control knob.
If you are not able to get input in to Auria, follow these steps:
– On your iDevice, go to ‘Settings’.
– In the Settings page, go to ‘Privacy’.
– Select ‘Microphone’.
– Find Auria in the list and enable the switch next to it.
If you can’t hear your input signal when using the Garageband app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch, then you will need to enable the Monitor feature of the app. This feature is located in the Input Settings menu as shown in this video:
This setting is especially important for guitar players as using Garageband’s Monitor feature enables you to hear the guitar effects built into the program. Because of this fact, this method is much preferred over utilizing the hardware monitoring feature of the Maestro app.
Yes! JAM is fully compatible with Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9). No software installer is required.
It’s an accepted “best pactice” of most audio software providers that audio files should be recorded on a hard drive other than the Mac’s Startup drive (i.e. the drive on which the operating system is installed). You can probably get away with recording a few tracks to your computer’s Startup disk, but for the best performance of your Apogee recording system, record onto a separate ATA/IDE, SATA, or FireWire drive whose spindle speed is at least 7200 RPM.
Because JAM does not have an audio output it must be included in an aggregate device that combines multiple sources to create one audio device.
To set up JAM to work with Pro Tools do the following:
1) Connect JAM to your Mac using the included USB cable.
2) Open Audio MIDI Setup located in the Utilities folder on your Mac.
3) Select the Pro Tools Aggregate I/O device on the left side of the screen.
4) Click the check box next to JAM on the right hand screen to add JAM to the aggregate device.
5) In ProTools open the Playback Engine Setup…
6) Select Pro Tool Aggregate I/O in the “Current Engine” drop-down menu at the top of the page. Set the H/W Buffer Size to 64 Samples and click OK.
7) Open the IO Setup
8 ) Go to the Input Tab and choose “New Path”. Create 1 new mono input path.
9) Rename the input path “JAM” and assign it to input 3. Click OK.
10) Assign JAM as the input for your desired audio track.
Now you are ready to record using JAM!
Yes, you can use your effects pedals with JAM. Plug into JAM after your effects pedals, as you would with an amp.
For Logic 9 and lower:
With your Apogee devive selected as the input/output in Logic’s Audio Preferences, go to the “Options” menu and select “Audio” and then “I/O Labels”. Now you can select the custom Apogee labels for your device.
For Logic X and higher:
Here’s a video showing this process: https://apogeedigital.com/blog/apogee-element-tutorial-enable-logics-io-labels