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AXE I/O is a professional 2 in/5 out audio interface and controller - designed specifically with the needs of the recording guitarist in mind, providing best-in-class sound quality and powerful features aimed squarely at making your recordings faster, easier and better than ever.

AXE I/O offers an exclusive triple-topology, fully discrete input circuit, with both PURE and JFET input stages, to go from transparent to tube-like with just a single switch.

Its patent-pending Z-Tone impedance-adapting circuit interacts with your guitar's pick-ups to give you a massive range of tonal flexibility, you've never heard before.

Plus AXE I/O includes a dedicated Amp Out, so you can process your recording with real guitar amps and stomps without the need for external accessories (and without having to unplug your existing connections!). This low-noise out also eliminates ground loops, to keep even the highest-gain re-amplification as quiet as possible.

And AXE I/O seamlessly integrates with the included AmpliTube 4 Deluxe to select presets and control values via the front input knob, and lets you connect pedals and switches to get the most from your virtual rig without ever taking your hands off your axe.

  • 2 in/5 out high-end USB audio interface

  • Discrete Class A microphone preamps

  • 24 bit/192Khz maximum sample rate

  • 3 Hz - 35 kHz frequency response

  • > 117 dB dynamic range

  • Very low latency

  • Ultra low jitter clock for transparent, world class sound

  • Top of the line converters

  • High-current balanced outputs

  • High-current professional headphone amplifier


Comprehensive inputs, outputs and controls
• Front-panel 1/4" Hi-Z in and Amp out
• 2 x combo inputs for instruments and mics (with +48v phantom power)
• 4 x TRS balanced line outputs 2-in, 5-out simultaneous I/O
• Reference-quality headphone output
• MIDI Input & Output
• 2 configurable inputs for pedal/switches
• Input gain controls and LED signal indicators
• Monitor, master and headphone volume controls

Triple-topology instrument preamp with Z-Tone
• The PURE circuit delivers completely transparent and ultra-accurate sound, with > 117 dB (A) dynamic range
• JFET adds subtle harmonic enhancement for a rounder, warmer sound without sacrificing dynamic range
• ACTIVE bypasses unneeded stages for completely transparent sound when used with active pickups
• Patent-pending Z-Tone variable impedance Hi-Z input re-shapes the sound of instruments to dramatically reshape the tone of your guitar, or precisely match the impedance of a virtual gear model

Packed with powerful guitar features
• Front-panel Amp output for easy re-amping, with no need for a direct box and no ground loops or noise
• Front-panel 1/4" return lets you add external pedal FX without the need to re-wire rear inputs
• Built-in tuner to keep your instrument in tune throughout recording sessions
• PRESET control to change settings in AmpliTube 4 and other plug-ins, with freely assignable CCs
• 2 inputs for expression pedals or single/switches for real-time control over virtual rigs

You Get:
• 33 Stompbox models including: Acoustic Sim, Chorus, Flanger, Opto Tremolo, Delay, Wah Pedal, Diode Overdrive, Compressor, Graphic EQ and more
• 25 Amplifiers including: American Tube Clean 1, British Tube Lead 1, Solid State Bass Preamp, Jazz Amp 120 plus 5 all new classic British amps and more
• 29 Cabinets including: 4x12 Brit 8000, 4x12 Brit 9000, 4x12 Red Pig, 4x12 Brit Silver, 4x10 Open Vintage, 2x12 Closed Vintage, 4x12 Closed Vintage 1 and more
• 29 Vintage and modern individual speaker models
• 12 Microphones including: Double Dynamic 57, Dynamic 57, Condenser 414, Condenser 87 and more
• 15 Rack effects units including: Digital Delay, Parametric EQ, Rotary Speaker and more
• 2 Tuners: UltraTuner plus a fully chromatic rack tuner

Package includes:
- USB A-Type to USB B-Type connection cable (1.5m/4.32ft)
- DC power supply

Size: 23.8cm/9.37" x 21.1cm/8.31" x 5.3cm/2.09"
Weight: 1.3kg/2.9lb
USB A-Type to USB B-Type connection cable (1.5m/4.32ft)

Control Software Compatibility

64-bit application. Requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System.

Mac (64-bits)
Minimal: macOS 10.11 or later.

Windows (64-bits)
Minimal: Windows 8 or later.

IK Multimedia Axe I/O

This item is available to order. Contact us for an estimated delivery time.
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