Getting Started.

Published by john worthington on

The first step in getting started is downloading the Jambé App from Apple’s App Store – here.

The Jambé app requires iOS 14.7 or later and is fully compatible with iOS 15!

When the Jambé App launches, you should see something similar to this:

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If the “pvcWhack” kit  isn’t selected, tap it to select. This is how you choose which Jambé kit is active. Tap the green play strip and you should hear sound.

Now let’s get your Jambé connected to the Jambé App and ready to start making music. There’s a Jambé cable included in the box with your Jambé. 

One end of the cable has a standard USB-A connector. The other has an RJ-45 locking connector. This is the same sort of connector that Ethernet uses, but Jambé is not an Ethernet device. We use a locking connector on the Jambé end to remove any chance of the cable pulling out while you’re using the Jambé.


Start by plugging the RJ-45 connector into the Jambé. It goes into the jack labeled “SPX.” It’s closest to the edge of the Jambé.

Next you’ll need to connect the USB end of the cable to the iPad. This will require an adapter depending on your device. 

Once the Jambé is connected and the Jambé app is running, you should be able to hit the Jambé and hear sound!

Next you can download more kits – here.


If you’re not hearing sound when you tap the green play strip in the Jambé app:

Make sure you have a kit other than “Empty Kit selected. The Empty Kit is a blank kit that serves as a template for creating new kits. It doesn’t play audio.

If you see the meters to the left of the play strip move, you should check your volume and audio connections. 

If the Jambé App plays sound when you tap on the play strip, but you hear nothing when hitting the Jambé:

Make sure the Jambé cable is securely connected to the “SPX” jack on the back side of the Jambé side and connected to the device running the Jambé app with the USB connector and an appropriate adapter.

Tap the “settings” icon at the upper right of the screen to bring up the Settings menu. In addition to providing some advanced configuration options this menu will show the selected audio outputs and any connected Jambés. Make sure you see a Jambé listed under “jambé devices.”

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