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IK Multimedia AXE IO Professional Audio Interface

The AXE IO Professional Audio Interface by IK Multimedia is a premium audio interface with advanced guitar tone shaping.


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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.

3 Different Circuits (Pure, JFET, Active)
AXE I/O's main channel offers 3 different circuit topologies – that means you have 3 different options to adapt to any type of guitar, pick-up, and style so you can always dial in the perfect tone from any instrument:

  • PURE offers a completely transparent and ultra-accurate instrument preamp that won't color your sound in any way.  

  • JFET is a Class A JFET input buffer to add subtle harmonic enhancement.  A slight midrange focus adds warmth, giving you more tonal options from the same instrument.

  • ACTIVE pickups don't require a Hi-Z input, so this setting bypasses unnecessary gain stages to keep your signal path as direct, transparent, and clean as possible.

Customizable Impedance Control
AXE I/O's patent pending Z-TONE circuit lets 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. Lighten the load and the sound becomes thicker and bolder.

116 Dynamic Range
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 character 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.

  • Professional 2in/5out audio interface and controller  
  • 3 Different preamps circuits to choose from
  • ReAmping Feature  
  • Seamless Integration with AmpliTube Software  
  • Over $1000 in software and plug-ins
  • Includes power cable and USB cable  

Get your IK Multimedia AXE IO today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • USB Audio Interface
  • Power Adapter
  • USB Cable

User friendly.


Easy to use and understand and comes with all that you need to get off the ground.



Great innovate American made product


This is the greatest product ever/ We bought it for our son so he could play back and record his music and matched this with a pair of headphones so we did not have to hear his loud base guitar.



Yes I would buy this again if needed.


I'm very satisfied with my new interface it does the job.



Ez does it





Great Product. Great Service


Being relatively new to recording on good quality home equipment, I followed the advice of who I know and trust (my son) about what was the best guitar interface to get for an upgrade. Based on his recommendation I went with the AXE I/O. It is definitely a step up from my previous gear. Barron at Sam Ash in Marietta, GA was great in helping me with this purchase, answering questions I had, and follow up.



Perfect for my needs.


Perfect addition to my studio.



Solid piece of gear, very well thought out and very useful


Solidly built, quiet, versatile. I love the fact that it has phantom power and MIDI i/o. I like that it is NOT made in China. I was pleasantly surprised that the 'Z-tone' controls are actually useful. The input gain controls are also a nice touch. Feels like a much more expensive piece of equipment. I have not played with the preset feature yet. The tuner dithers a little too much to be useful...seems like their algorithm could be refined a little to settle it down. Other than that, no complaints. The included software is worth the entry ticket.



Great sound, easy to use.


This was recommended to me by an audio expert/sound engineer friend of mine and everything he told me was true. It was easy to use and sounds great for bass.



AXE IO Professional Audio Interface

4.8 8


Interface Type USB
Mic Preamps 2
Built-in DSP No
A/D Resolution 24bit/ 192khz
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR-1/4 (Mic/Line) Combo 2 x 1/4 (Line)
Analog Outputs 5 x 1/4 (Line)
Digital Inputs None
Digital Outputs None
Headphone Outputs 1 x 1/4
Wordclock No
Bus Powered No
Ethernet Cat5 No
Phantom Power Yes
Mac OS Requirements Mac OS X 10.6 or later
PC OS Requirements Support using the ASIO4ALL driver on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Dimensions 9.3" x 2" x 7.8" inches (WxHxD)
Weight 1.5 lbs
Series AXE IO Series
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