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USB audio interface with Z-Tone input, external controls, MIDI and Amp Out




Jump into guitar recording
with all the tools for studio-class tracks

IK Multimedia’s award-winning AXE I/O premium audio interface set a new standard for guitar-oriented recording, with powerful tone shaping, deep software integration and revolutionary ways to integrate your real pedals and amps.

AXE I/O ONE delivers the same great features in a super- compact format. Track pristine vocals and acoustic guitar through the included PURE mic preamp, explore a massive range of electric guitar tones via IK’s ground- breaking Z-TONE instrument input, and enjoy easy reamplification with the onboard AMP out.

Combined with the included AmpliTube 5 and TONEX software bundle, it’s a world-class studio that fits in your guitar case.

Key Features

  • 1-in / 3-out USB audio interface
  • High definition 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • PURE Class-A mic preamp with phantom power
  • Z-Tone® impedance-adapting guitar/bass input
  • ACTIVE/PASSIVE pick-up selector
  • PURE and JFET input stages
  • Amp Out with ground loop interrupter
  • Wide frequency response ideal for instruments
  • Low noise floor for high-gain recording
  • MIDI Input and Output
  • Two controller inputs for expression pedals or single/double switches
  • Includes AmpliTube 5 SE, TONEX SE, and Ableton Live Lite

Made for guitar and bass players

Every electric and bass guitar is different and AXE I/O ONE’s Z-TONE input circuit allows you to dial in the perfect tone for recording by changing the impedance of the guitar input to go from a tighter/sharper tone to a thicker/bolder tone on the same instrument.

The Class A JFET input buffer adds the midrange focus, warmth and harmonic enhancement highly sought after by guitar players, while an Active/Passive pickup selector allows precise input settings at the flip of a switch.

Re-amplification made easier than ever

AXE I/O ONE offers a dedicated Amp Out, with a ground-isolated design and zero-latency routing, letting you ditch expensive and confusing re-amping setups.

It’s simple: connect the Amp Out to your amp, then mic it up using AXE I/O ONE’s microphone preamp. Now you can capture a
clean copy of your signal to experiment with different amp, stompbox and microphone settings without re-recording countless takes.

Your guitar’s golden channel 

AXE I/O ONE offers a triple-topology instrument input designed to preserve your guitar’s unique character. First, choose between passive and active channels to match your instrument, then choose between transparent PURE or warmer JFET circuits for added coloration. 

AXE I/O ONE also offers IK’s patent pending Z-TONE® circuit, letting you dial in impedance from 1 MOhm (“sharp”) down to 2.2 kOhms (“bold”), shaping your guitar’s tone by interacting with its pickups. 

You’ll quickly find yourself using these controls to give your guitars even more sonic character – with just a few minutes’ experimentation you can dial in a sound that fits the mix beautifully. 

Seamless AmpliTube integration

– and more…

AXE I/O ONE offers two dedicated controller inputs let you connect up to two expression pedals or two single/double switches to control AmpliTube, or any other software, in real-time while playing. With AmpliTube’s MIDI Learn function, just right-click on any parameter you want to control, move the pedal, and it’s assigned. You can do up to 6 different controller configurations with AXE I/O ONE, mixing pedals and switches, to suit your needs.

You can also use AXE I/O ONE’s MIDI input and output to connect floor controllers or iRig Stomp I/O to add even more real-time controls – or use it with regular keyboards and other standard MIDI gear.

Manage everything directly from the AXE I/O control software

A massive bundle of tones

With both AmpliTube 5 SE and TONEX SE included, you’ll have instant access to a huge library of thousands of gear models and presets to record and play right out of the box, and AXE I/O ONE works with any recording application.

AmpliTube 5 SE includes 80 pieces of gear that cover a wide range of stomp and rack effects, amps, cabs, speakers, mics and rooms with complex series/parallel rig chains easily built by drag and drop to emulate any type of sound.

TONEX SE is the new and revolutionary AI Machine Modeling software that’s taking the world by storm, offering not only thousands of rigs that are indistinguishable from the real thing but also the possibility of modeling any real rig and turning it into a plug-in. You can model your amps, cabs or pedals including distortion, overdrive, EQ, fuzz, boost and more, and play them inside TONEX and AmpliTube.

Both software applications include access to the ToneNET online service where there are now over 6,000 AmpliTube presets and 10,000 TONEX tone models to explore, produced and expanded daily by a thriving community of guitar and bass players.

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