Recording with Jam X – Included software
Jam X is compatible with Mac OS, Windows, and iOS (with a Micro-USB to Lighting cable). It can be used with numerous apps and recording software to capture your playing and add effects.
Speaking of which - Jam X comes with an extended 60-day trial of Archetype: Tim Henson by Neural DSP to get you started. It's packed full of amp models, effects and cab simulations to get you started, all selected by Tim Henson from the band Polyphia.
If you don’t have any recording software, it also comes with a Ableton Live Lite to get you up and running. It's a digital audio workstation based around a traditional timeline workflow, as well as a looping section - handy for writing sonds and building up ideas.
When recording, you can use the analogue compressor as a front end to your software effects. This can really buff up your sound in a way that makes you feel closer to playing through hardware than through a direct input. And don't forget, if your signal gets too loud, the soft limiter will kick in to avoid digitally distorting your signal
Monitoring as you record is a breeze, using the headphone out to listen to your direct signal as you're recording. This helps to eliminate latency issues as you play, whilst also allowing you to hear your backing track or metronome mixed in to your headphones or speakers.