More Views

New Products
IK MULTIMEDIA AXE I/O
$399.99

Availability Special Order

Premium audio interface with advanced guitar tone shaping. The audio interface guitar players were waiting for
IP-INT-AXEIO-IN
Express Checkout

Description

Since we pioneered guitar amp & effects modeling in 2002, IK Multimedia has spent more time studying guitar and amp recording than possibly anyone else on the planet. Modeling over 400 pieces of gear has required tens of thousands of hours painstakingly measuring the interactions between instruments, pickups and amplifier circuits, not to mention the cooperation of the world’s most iconic guitar players, amplifier manufacturers, and engineers to learn how to create and capture great guitar tones.

AXE I/O brings all that experience to you.

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.

We even included an onboard tuner so you can be ready to record in an instant whenever inspiration strikes.

Every element of AXE I/O has been created with no-compromise quality and real-world usefulness.

It’s the interface we wish we’d had all along.

AXE I/O provides 2 Hi-Z front ¼" inputs for guitars and basses, 2 rear combo inputs with phantom power to connect mics and line instruments, and clear precision front peak meters to conveniently monitor the signal level at the channels input. Two floating balanced outputs, two unbalanced and one floating unbalanced Amp out plus a high-current headphone out let you connect monitors, mains and headphones, with independent volume for both. A Monitor knob makes it easy to blend direct monitoring and the audio from your computer for zero latency monitoring.

24-bit, 192 kHz conversion and an ultra-stable, low jitter internal clock ensures the highest fidelity, whether you’re capturing vocals, acoustic instruments, amplified guitar or just direct signal for use with AmpliTube.

But that’s just scratching the surface.

When it comes to recording with microphones, AXE I/O offers two PURE mic preamps designed for transparent and clean recording.

These mic pres offer a wide, flat frequency response: 5 Hz to 32 kHz, ± 0.5 dB (at 96 kHz) to avoid unwanted coloration and perfectly preserve the sonic character of your acoustic guitar, piano or other instrument, and maintain the signature of whichever mics you connect.

They offer 116 dB of dynamic range, for ultra-quiet sound perfect for recording even the most delicate instruments, but make it easy to also pull back and record the loudest amp stack.

Many guitarists have tried to integrate their amps and stomps with recording setups only to discover it’s not an easy task! You used to need a DI box, a ground loop interrupter to prevent buzz and hum, and still have to constantly dis-connect and re-connect every time you switch between recording direct and recording your amp.

AXE I/O makes this all easier than ever with its Amp Out. It features a dedicated ground-isolated low noise ¼” output right on the front panel for easy access.

Just record a track with a clean copy of your guitar’s signal. Now you can use the Amp out to experiment with different amp, stompbox and microphone settings, or swap out a whole new rig!

AXE I/O offers a simple, streamlined re-amplification setup in a single box, to save you time, money and energy and open up unlimited sonic flexibility for all your guitar recordings.

Technical Specifications

Common

  • Conversion: 24-bit A/D, 24-bit D/A
  • Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz
  • Power: DC IN
  • Device Connection: USB B-Type 2.0
  • Enclosure: metal sheet

Line Outputs 1-2 (Monitor)

  • Configuration: Electronically balanced and floating, automatically compensates level when connection is balanced or unbalanced, tip hot.
  • Output impedance: 150 Ohms balanced, 75 Ohms unbalanced
  • Output Level: 0 dBFS corresponds to +21 dBu
  • Frequency response: From 3 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate)
  • Dynamic Range: 116 dB(A)
  • THD+N: -106 dB(A) at -1 dBFS
  • Channels 1-2 crosstalk: 115 dB(A)

Line Outputs 3-4

  • Configuration: Unbalanced
  • Output impedance: 75 Ohms
  • Output Level: 0 dBFS corresponds to +16 dBu
  • Frequency response: From 3 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate)
  • Dynamic Range: 115 dB(A)
  • THD+N: -102 dB(A)
  • Channels 3-4 crosstalk: 112 dB(A)

Output 5 (Amp output)

  • Configuration: Unbalanced, floating, with selectable ground lift
  • Output impedance: 100 Ohms
  • Output Level: 0 dBFS corresponds to -6 dBu
  • Frequency response: From 10 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate)
  • Dynamic Range: 110 dB(A)
  • THD+N: -104 dB(A)

Headphones Out

  • Output impedance: Virtually ideal source (zero Ohms) until clipping
  • Maximum Output level: +12 dBu into 50 Ohms load (approx 180 mW)
  • Frequency response: From 3 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate)
  • Dynamic Range: 112 dB(A)
  • THD+N: -100 dB(A)

Mic Inputs 1-2

  • Configuration: Class-A discrete differential microphone preamp, pin 2 hot
  • Input impedance: 4 kOhms differential
  • Input level, min gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a +12 dBu signal at the XLR input
  • Input level, max gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a -37 dBu signal at the XLR input
  • Frequency response: From 5 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate)
  • Dynamic Range: 116 dB(A)
  • THD+N: -106 dB(A) at -10 dBFS

Line Inputs 1-2

  • Configuration: Class-A discrete differential line receiver, tip hot
  • Input impedance: 20 kOhms differential
  • Input level, min gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a +26 dBu signal at the TRS input
  • Input level, max gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a -24 dBu signal at the TRS input
  • Frequency response: From 5 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate)
  • Dynamic Range: 116 dB(A)
  • THD+N: -106 dB(A) at -10 dBFS

Instrument Inputs 1

  • Configuration: Multiple topology instrument preamp
  • Input impedance, PASSIVE mode: Variable from 1 MOhms down to 2.2 kOhms
  • Input impedance, ACTIVE mode: 10 kOhms
  • Input level, min gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a +14 dBu signal at the TS input
  • Input level, max gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a -17 dBu signal at the TS input
  • Frequency response: From 3 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate)
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB(A)
  • THD, PURE mode: 0.0015 %
  • THD, JFET mode: 0.5 %

Instrument Inputs 2

  • Configuration: Hi-Z instrument preamp
  • Input impedance: 1 MOhms
  • Input level, min gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a +14 dBu signal at the TS input
  • Input level, max gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a -17 dBu signal at the TS input
  • Frequency response: From 3 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate)
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB(A)
  • THD: 0.006%

Connections and Controls

Front Panel

  • Two 1/4" instrument input jacks
  • Two analog potentiometers for Input GAIN
  • Two 5 segments input level meter (peak)
  • Two INST, LINE, MIC LEDs
  • Analog potentiometers for Z-Tone control
  • Pick-Up selector (PASSIVE/ACTIVE)
  • Preamp topology selector (JFET/PURE)
  • +48V phantom power switch
  • Tuner switch
  • Tuner display and LEDs
  • USB LEDS
  • MIDI IN/OUT LEDs
  • push-encoder for Presets
  • Monitor knob
  • 1/4" headphones output jack
  • Master potentiometer for main output control
  • 1/4" Amp output jack

Rear Panel

  • On/Off power switch
  • External DC power input
  • MIDI I/O 5-pin DIN connectors
  • B-Type USB socket for connecting a computer (Mac/PC)
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS External controllers sockets
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced floating line outputs
  • 2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced line outputs
  • 2 Combo sockets for MIC input and Instrument input (auto selecting)

Package includes

  • AXE I/O
  • USB A-Type to USB B-Type connection cable (1.5m/4.32ft)
  • DC power supply

Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now

×