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IK Multimedia AXE I/O Audio Interface with Advanced Guitar Tone Shaping

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IK Multimedia AXE I/O Audio Interface with Advanced Guitar Tone Shaping
Key Features
  • Font-Panel 1/4" Hi-Z In and Amp Out
  • 2 Combo XLR/1/4" Mic Instrument Inputs
  • 4 TRS Balanced Line Outputs
  • +48V Phantom Power
The AXE I/O Audio Interface with Advanced Guitar Tone Shaping from IK Multimedia is a professional 2-in/5-out audio interface and controller designed for the recording guitarist. It can be used with Mac or Windows computers and offers best-in-class sound quality, which makes your guitar recordings faster, easier, and better in DAW applications.
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IK Multimedia AXE Overview

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The AXE I/O Audio Interface with Advanced Guitar Tone Shaping from IK Multimedia is a professional 2-in/5-out audio interface and controller designed for the recording guitarist. It can be used with Mac or Windows computers and offers best-in-class sound quality, which makes your guitar recordings faster, easier, and better in DAW applications.

The AXE I/O offers triple-topology, fully discrete input circuits with both PURE and JFET input stages. This allows you to go from transparent to tubelike with just a single switch. The Z-Tone impedance-adapting circuit interacts with your guitar's pick-ups to give you a large range of tonal flexibility. When it comes to recording with microphones, AXE I/O offers two combo XLR-1/4" inputs with +48 phantom power.

Furthermore, AXE I/O features a dedicated amp output so you can process your recording with real guitar amps and stomp boxes without the need for external accessories. The low-noise 1/4" output eliminates ground loops and is built 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 output to experiment with different amp, stompbox, and microphone settings, or swap out a whole new rig. It is designed to keep high-gain reamplification as quiet as possible.

The AXE I/O integrates with the included AmpliTube 4 Deluxe software to select presets and control values via the front input knob. Set behavior, MIDI channel, MIDI CC#, minimum and maximum values, and more, to dial in the best settings for whatever application you want to control. This lets you connect pedals and switches to get the most from your virtual rig without taking your hands off your guitar. The AXE I/O Audio Interface with Advanced Guitar Tone Shaping is a full-blown analog in-the-box studio, out of the box. An onboard tuner is also included.

2-input/5-output USB audio interface
Discrete Class-A microphone preamps
24-bit / 192 kHz maximum sample rate
3 Hz to 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
Includes guitar & bass, mixing and mastering software
AmpliTube 4 Deluxe: Over 140 ultra-realistic models of iconic guitar amps, cabs, FX, and more
10 T-RackS Singles for mixing instruments, including EQs, compressors, reverb, delays, mic modeling, and more
Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software

IK Multimedia AXE Specs

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Input / 5 Output
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TS Unbalanced Mic/Line Input
2x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input
1x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
1x USB-B
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.11 or Later
Windows 8 or Later
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Input / 5 Output
Built-In DSP
No
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2
Built-In Microphone
No
Expansion Slots
No
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TS Unbalanced Mic/Line Input
2x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input
1x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 V (on 2 Channels)
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
1x USB-B
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
Performance
Frequency Response
A/D Converters:
3 Hz to 35 kHz
Headphone Output Power
180 mW per Channel into 0 Ohms
Dynamic Range
Headphone Outputs:
112 dBA
THD+N
-100 dBA
Audio Storage & Playback
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.11 or Later
Windows 8 or Later
Processor Requirement
64 GHz
Mobile App Compatible
Yes
Power
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC Input Power
110 to 120 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Physical
Dimensions
8.37 x 8.31 x 2.09" / 21.26 x 21.11 x 5.31 cm
Weight
2.9 lb / 1.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.575 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.8 x 10.1 x 5.2"

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