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Jamming with AM 3-n-1 Smart Phone Interface

At the 2011 Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN, the RapcoHorizon Company showcased its i-JAM 3-n-1 Smart Phone Interface, a three-in-one smart phone solution, ideal for every electric instrument player. In addition to its ability to interface with iPhone apps, such as recording and instructional play software, the i-JAM 3-n-1 also features a built-in amplifier and MP3 play along practice device.
The i-JAM 3-n-1 serves as an audio interface that connects an instrument to iPhone applications. What’s different is that the built-in amplifier affords electronic musicians the ability to render the amplification of their instruments without additional equipment. The MP3 play along feature is also a suitable application for early learners to get their footing.
“We exhibited the i-JAM 3-n-1 for the first time at Winter NAMM 2011 and we found that our customers were really excited about its features,” says Lucas McCulley, marketing specialist for The RapcoHorizon Company. “With three interfacing solutions in one portable device, the i-JAM 3-n-1 is really a must-have piece of gear for musicians on the go.”
To use the built-in amplifier, musicians can simply plug their instrument into an input and connect their basic speakers or headphones to the jack, turn the interface on and jam away. The integrated circuitry and design of the box provides low noise operations and clean, smooth sound. The practice amplifier does not require an amplification application but players are welcome to use one of their choosing.
Musicians can also use the built-in amplifier simultaneously with any MP3 player, for practice or small impromptu performances. By connecting their instrument, small speakers or headphones and an MP3 output device, users can play along.
“Ideal for everyone from novice to expert players, the i-JAM 3-n-1 is a great tool to teach or be taught,” continues McCulley. “It’s even the perfect tool for local artists to use for on-the-spot auditions.”
As the most recent addition to The RapcoHorizon Company’s iPhone interfaces, the i-JAM 3-n-1 boasts a sleek aluminum design ready for any wear and tear. An added belt clip allows musicians to safely secure the box to their side, providing maximum portability. The interface operates off a 9Volt easily replaceable battery, which allows for extended play time.
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