IK Multimedia AXE I/O

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USB 2.0 Audio Interface

  • An audio interface especially designed for guitarists
  • 2 Inputs for instrument, line and microphone signals
  • With discrete Class A preamplifiers and switchable 48 V phantom power
  • Front-panel Hi-Z instrument inputs, including input 1 with Z-Tone (variable impedance)
  • JFET circuit for subtle harmonic additions and active switching for optimal operation with active pickups
  • Rear mic / line inputs via XLR / jack combo jacks
  • 1 Front panel amp output for re-amping
  • 4 Rear balanced line outputs on 1/4" TRS jack
  • 1 Stereo headphone jack on 6.3 mm stereo jack with its own control
  • Monitor and master volume controls
  • Built-in guitar tuner
  • Preset knob for controlling plugin parameters
  • 2 Inputs for expression pedals or footswitches for real-time control of virtual guitar effects
  • AD / DA conversion with 24 bit / 192 kHz
  • 117 dB dynamic range
  • MIDI in/out
  • With extensive software package (download) with AmpliTube 4 Deluxe, AmpliTube 5 SE, 10 T-RackS processors and Ableton Live Lite
  • System requirements: Windows 7 (64 bit), Mac OSX 10.11 (64 bit)
  • Weight: 1.3 kg
  • Dimensions: 238 x 211 x 53 mm
  • 1.5 m USB cable and power supply unit included
available since January 2019
Item number 455740
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 2x5
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 4
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 238 mm
Depth in mm 211 mm
Height in mm 53 mm
Connection Format USB port Type B
Included in delivery 1,5 m USB Cable, Power Supply
Zero latency monitoring 1
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Great USB interface!
TheDodo720 09.09.2019
I use this interface mainly to record guitar DI and to listen through my monitors (Adam T7Vs). Latency is low and stability with Windows 10 is great so far. The main feature is the DI input of the interface. On the front you have 1 input with lots of options such as "pure" and "JFET", "active" and "passive", and "Z-Tone". All of those shape the sound. Add a little harmonic richness, optimize for passive or active pickups or make the sound more round and warm or sharp and clear (like a guitar tone knob).

I stepped up to this from a Scarlett 2i2 1st gen and the difference in DI sound quality is very noticeable. I don't feel like I need an additional DI box at all.

The microphone inputs on the back are also great, used them to record vocals and they do sound good.

The only thing that I wish this interface had is thunderbolt connectivity, but this way the price is lower and you still have good latency and bandwidth.

Not to forget you get a lot of included software, and the mixing plugins are really good, as well as Amplitube 4 deluxe.

I'm certain you'll be satisfied with this purchase for a home recording solution if you're mainly a guitar/bass player.
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Works like a charm
The Reaper 11.05.2022
Rating solely on the basis of the interface features and quality as the whole other part of it i.e. the provided software(s) and the product manager are quite a chore to use, if you miss out on a free download and find out about it later, there is even a reactivation charge for it which isn't cool, also the whole experience of downloading software is not very user friendly and it's mostly about buy this and buy that all over it, and I think there is no way to filter out effects and presets one does own and it's all just there only for you to click a preset to find you don't own this pedal or that effect, and that's exasperating. That said, the audio interface looks, feels and sounds great, the latency is minimal and the outputs provide ample clarity, knobs are of good quality and are sufficiently responsive. Happy with it but I'd rather use it with other softwares such as Bias FX or Helix Native instead of the ones provided.
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Amazing!
JustinF67 11.12.2019
I was looking for an interface for mixing on my laptop while I travel, that would also double up as an input for my guitar. My 2nd gen Focusrite 18i8 wasn't doing it for due to the dreadful Windows 10 driver introducing audible artifacts that were driving me nuts.

The AXE I/O was interesting to me since it was made primarily as an interface for Amplitube which I use every day.

This thing is incredible. First; out of the box, it feels rugged. As soon as I got it, I plugged it in, installed the driver and it just worked. The user controls are intuitive and there's even a switch to get the best tone from active pickups. It works seamlessly with Amplitube as one would expect, but also as an ASIO interface for my DAW's (Cubase, Cakewalk and Mixbus 32C)

I love this thing!
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Amazing audio interface with great features.
JoshAdamsMusic 28.09.2021
I bought this as an upgrade to my scarlett 2i2 and i'm loving this interface! The built in features for guitar players are so useful and let you completely change your tone on the fly and get pretty much any sound tone you want out of your guitar, the built in tuner is also just super handy. The bundled software is also great (amplitube) and the control panel lets you really setup the interface how you want it. The monitoring options are also great letting you do amp out, headphone out and monitors out while also letting you mix your direct mic signal with your pc signal (a feature i use way more than i thought i would). My only complaint is the interface having 4 inputs but only 2 are useable at the same time. . All in all this is a great interface and im loving using it!
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