Jam Hub 5 Section System
JamHub - The Silent Rehearsal Room
Deva Straight Talk: Some people are really ingenious. This is certainly true of the inventor of JamHub. So many musicians have difficulty practicing because of noise restrictions. If this is true for you and your musicians, JamHub may be your solution. Basically, you each plug in your electric instrument and headphones into the device and play to your heart’s content. No one will hear you but yourself (with the exception of the singer’s unamplified voice and acoustic drums).
Best Uses: Singers who need to lower room volume while rehearsing with a backing track and mic can plug their vocal mic into one channel and their iPod via an adapter into a second channel and wail. Bands with electric instruments who don’t have a professional rehearsal room, or who practice in a space that has noise constraints can now jam at pretty much any hour. Also, if you’re an instrumental teacher of an electric instrument, JamHub can help you reduce external sound while providing you with a very accurate way for you and your student to hear each other. Band ensemble directors who need to reduce room volume will love this.
Technical Details: All band members can hear one another through the headphones, including the vocalist’s amplified voice, and have control over their individual volume. An additional feature I love is that each player has two volume controls: their own instrument as well as the collective sound for everyone else. This permits you to raise the volume of your voice and lower the sound of the band, which saves you from having to scream your vocals over their volume, an all too common occurrence.
The owner’s manual is quite user-friendly (thank you!) and the packaging includes a quick-start step-by-step diagram that walks you through the easy set up. Up to six players can use the hub. If you have a mic that needs phantom power, there’s a switch that turns it on. And, last but not least — an added surprise — the JamHub has vocal effects, which include reverb and delay, among others, which you can select or turn off as you choose. And there’s more.
Additional Specs: There are three different models, so the number of channels available varies: The Bedroom unit allows up to five players to plug in; the Greenroom and Tourbus allow up to seven. Tourbus also records right in the unit whereas the others permit you to run a line out to recording devices. If you have a mic that needs phantom power, there’s a switch that turns it on. And, last but not least — an added surprise — the JamHub has vocal effects, which include reverb and delay, among others, which you can select or turn off as you choose. And there’s more.
The BedRoom 5-Section System: Retail: $299.99
GreenRoom 7-Section System: Retail: $499.99