The Jamlab from M Audio was created for someone who is on a budget and doesn’t have a lot of room in their home studio. Its very small but packs a very powerful punch. There are no bells and whistle with this interface, its very simple, maybe one of the most simple ones that I have seen this far.
I have used this several times to plug the guitar into. When you first receive the M Audio Jamlab device you will need to install some drivers. Installing these drivers was important for me, because I didn’t have them installed on one of my laptops and the device was not recognized. On my other pc it was installed and it was working fine. So when I was out of the house and wanted to use this on my old laptop I couldn’t because I forgot to install the drivers. I was really upset and though that something was wrong and I couldn’t figure out what was going on . But I simply forgot to install the drivers on my old laptop so I couldn’t use it until I installed them.
Getting started was as easy as it could ever be. There was no issues, just install the drivers and plug in it and start using it right away. There are some small latency issues though, I could over look them but some of my friends just couldn’t and they wouldn’t use the interface anymore. Also the software that comes with it wasn’t not very good too me, it did have some pretty cool effects though but that’s about it.
Good little interface, but the only reason I bought it and most people would buy it is because of the price that it cost. Its very cheap, but the lag could be a deal breaker for you.
I wanted to start putting together a small personal computer recording studio at home. So I thought this would be the centerpiece or at least the starting point of my system as it is a computer interface for your guitar to go right into the computer. I bought it with the expectation of being able to use the unit and the included software on both my laptop and my desktop computers. I only have an electric 6-string right now, but I can also put an electric bass guitar through it as well, among other things. Simple single input. Also has a output for either headphones or computer speakers/monitors.
Installing was pretty easy. Just followed the prompts, and the install went well. I don't believe there were compatibility issues at SETUP. The general configuration of this unit is simple and the manual is clear and sufficient.
The drivers appear to be stable. I don't have any reason yet to think otherwise. I have never had the drivers updated, so I cannot address that. I use the included gt-express software, which provides virtual floor pedals and effects. The software also has a virtual rackmount function which has built in drum loops that you can design, put together and loop while you play the virtual guitar sounds. You can also load mp3's of your favorite songs, or sample drum loops from pro tools that are included, so you can play along. The latency is not completely horrible, but it's bad enough that this unit is not sufficient to fill my recording needs. There is no recording software included with this package. There is a recording feature on one of the rackmounts, but it's only one track at a time, and you can't record the drum loops or accompaniments with it.
I've only had this unit for a couple of weeks. The virtual effects have some pretty cool settings. Unfortunately, that is where the pros stop. As I said, the latency is bad enough that I would not keep this unit and it's going back to Musician's Friend fairly soon. To top it off, the software kills your sustain, so as soon as you pluck a string, the sound starts to cut out to non-existence almost immediately. When you go to record it on your own recording software, the output comes out completely dry, i.e. none of the effects transfer on to your recording software. And even if you don't mind a track being clean, you can't save the track in a format that you can export to anyone else unless they also have a jamlab interface unit ! Then, the feature that I like best about this unit, which is the drum loop capability, can't be recorded onto my recording software either ! I guess I got what I paid for, which was only $30. Because of the nature of the product, I was not able to test drive alternate models. So I bought a line 6 toneport, which I hope turns out better, and this unit is going back to the store.
I wanted a small simple interface to record my guitar on PC
For installation no problem connecting a USB an installation cd for drivers and then I use ASIO drivers
Then I can not find the software that comes with top suite, but I use this case to bed is my classic with micro shadow SH712 and zoom pedal A2 or my electro acoustic passing as the pedal Zoom A2
In fact all that is effect is done directly by the pedal and then I record thanks to audacity or directly on fruity loop.
Simple can not do.
I tried with guitar Rng and the supplied software but I qlqs sizzling and I do not know what it is and I had to use my external pedals and record sound directly.
I use it for 2 months and so far I have not essafé with my electric guitar
Quality issue for the use that I have and the equipment used micro Shadow and zoom pedal A2 is top
And the budget can not get any better ...
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zwitterion's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- The price and the mark (M-Audio)
- Sound guitar live without too much ruin me and play without annoying the neighbor
- Pentium 4 2.66Ghz, 512 MB Ram
- Everything is integrated more than just plug!
- THE FIRST installation was good place but when you disconnect the USB cable and that the hands of the next session, he is desperately seeking drivers ... He had to reinstall the ... Now it's nickel!
- When connecting the "JamLab," you have virtually the CASC's usual via your sound card! Apart from Cubase and the little program "GiveMeTac" (I have not tried other ...) that they have no problem, it's pretty frustrating to always have the headphone on the head ... (Even in WMP!. And I've never managed to have two sound sources at the same time ... it gets stuck forcing (He goes from one to the other ...)
- Juggling between permanent "I remove" and "I commit" the JamLab
- Manuel clear!
- Drivers stable now (too much, I tried once to remove them ... trs tough, they are still l!)
- The program GTExpress is pretty much done with the form of pedal effects ... I would much prefer Guitar Rig ...
- 2ms!! Stronger than my sound card (I'll also change the frustrating discovery APRS lol ... a SB Live, you surprise me with 50 ms prs)
- I am "forcing" the track-a-runway!
- I have now for 2 months
- Latency opened my eyes! lol ... But the fact of not being able to open multiple sound sources is trs handicapping! In addition, we are condemned to have a headphone on your head if you do not like it connects to a mixer ... Damage
- No, I have not tried other models
- The report is very satisfactory qualitprix! I like the M-Audio ... Really a good brand
- With experience, I would do maybe not this election ... This is my first steps in computer music and say I learn a little about how it all works. I prefer to focus more on acquiring a sound card for more of Versatile ... But to not take the lead when we just want to train, it's a real pleasure!