Compact audio interface with advanced guitar tone shaping
Best-in-class guitar recording starts here
AXE I/O, IK’s award-winning audio interface, set a new standard for guitar-oriented recording interfaces. Now AXE I/O Solo brings the same great tone shaping, convenient features and premium sound to everyone, everywhere, in a compact and affordable 2-in / 3-out format.
- 2-in / 3-out USB audio interface
- ACTIVE/PASSIVE pick-up selector
- PURE and JFET input stages
- Z-Tone® impedance-adapting circuit
- High-resolution, Class A mic preamp
- 24-bit, 192 kHz sound quality
- Wide frequency response ideal for instruments
- Best-in-class analog/digital conversion
- Ultra-low noise floor for high-gain recording
- Designed and made in Italy
- Amp Out for reamplification or Tone Modeling using TONEX for Mac/PC
- Comes with AmpliTube 5 SE and TONEX SE for Mac/PC
Your guitar’s golden channel
AXE I/O Solo offers a triple-topology instrument input designed to preserve your guitar’s unique character, combined with powerful tone-shaping features to adapt to any guitar or bass, and helps you coax a wider range of sounds from any instrument.
AXE I/O Solo also offers IK’s patent pending Z-TONE® circuit, letting you dial in impedance from 1 MOhm (“sharp”) down to 2.2 kOhms (“bold”) that interacts with your pick-ups.
At the maximum impedance, you’ll find your sound tighter, sharper and more precise. Increase the load and the sound becomes thicker and bolder.
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.
PURE mic preamp for transparent recording
AXE I/O Solo offers a high-definition, Class A mic preamp designed for transparent and clean recording. An extended, flat frequency response captures the full tonal range of your voice or instrument without coloring the sound, and best-in-class dynamic range ensures ultra-quiet recordings.
Tone Modeling and reamplification made easy
AXE I/O Solo also includes a dedicated Amp Out so you can create the perfect Tone Models of your amps and pedals using TONEX for Mac/PC. Or process your recorded tracks using real guitar amps and stomps without the need for external accessories (and without having to unplug your gear). This low-noise output also eliminates ground loops during amplification and Tone Modeling to keep your high-gain amps as quiet as possible.
It’s simple: Connect the Amp Out to your amp, then mic it up using AXE I/O Solo’s microphone preamp. Now you can create a perfect Tone Model using TONEX for Mac/PC. Capture a clean copy of your signal while recording and feed it back to your amp afterwards to experiment with different amp, stompbox and microphone settings without re-recording countless takes.
A truly high-end audio interface for everybody
The original AXE I/O set a high bar for sound quality. AXE I/O Solo preserves the best-in-class dynamic range, ultra-low self noise and wide, extended frequency response essential to capturing the most accurate details of your performance, and for keeping your sound completely pure and transparent.
AXE I/O Solo offers separate master & headphone volume and a Monitor knob to blend direct signals 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, delivering truly professional-grade recordings for everyone.
The Axe I/O Solo can also be purchased in a bundle with AmpliTube 5 and TONEX for Mac/PC