Complete checkout before 3:30pm for same day dispatch. Thousands of customers have left great feedback. UK based with specialist telephone advice and support available. IK Multimedia AXE I/O is a 2-In / 5-Out Premium USB Audio Interface that features Selectable Active/Passive/discrete JFET/Pure instrument preamp & Patent pending Z-TONET input for a tonal palette never heard before.Since IK pioneered guitar amp & effects modeling in 2002, IK Multimedia has spent more time studying guitar and amp recording than possibly anyone else on the planet. Modeling over 400 pieces of gear has required tens of thousands of hours painstakingly measuring the interactions between instruments, pickups and amplifier circuits, not to mention the cooperation of the world's most iconic guitar players, amplifier manufacturers, and engineers to learn how to create and capture great guitar tones. 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. AXE I/O offers an exclusive triple-topology, fully discrete input circuit, with both PURE and JFET input stages, to go from transparent to tube-like with just a single switch. Its patent-pending Z-ToneT impedance-adapting circuit interacts with your guitar's pick-ups to give you a massive range of tonal flexibility, you've never heard before. Plus AXE I/O includes a dedicated Amp Out, so you can process your recording with real guitar amps and stomps without the need for external accessories and without having to unplug your existing connections! This low-noise out also eliminates ground loops, to keep even the highest-gain re-amplification as quiet as possible. And AXE I/O seamlessly integrates with the included AmpliTube 4 Deluxe to select presets and control values via the front input knob, and lets you connect pedals and switches to get the most from your virtual rig without ever taking your hands off your axe. Every element of AXE I/O has been created with no-compromise quality and real-world usefulness.
A truly high-end audio interface for everybody. 117 dB dynamic range, 3 Hz - 32 kHz frequency response, up to 1 MOhm impedance - these aren't the specs you typically find on instrument inputs.But they're essential to capturing the most accurate details of your performance, for coaxing the best performance from your instrument, and for keeping your sound pure and transparent. AXE I/O provides 2 Hi-Z front ¼ inputs for guitars and basses, 2 rear combo inputs with phantom power to connect mics and line instruments, and clear precision front peak meters to conveniently monitor the signal level at the channels input. Two floating balanced outputs, two unbalanced and one floating unbalanced Amp out plus a high-current headphone out let you connect monitors, mains and headphones, with independent volume for both. A Monitor knob makes it easy to blend direct monitoring 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, whether you're capturing vocals, acoustic instruments, amplified guitar or just direct signal for use with AmpliTube. Your guitar's golden channel 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: a completely transparent and ultra-accurate instrument preamp that won't color your sound in any way.
JFET: 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: bypasses unnecessary gain stages when using active pick-ups, to keep your signal path as direct, transparent and clean as possible. All three stages offer 117 dB dynamic range to ensure the cleanest signal. And the 3 Hz - 32 kHz frequency response preserves the full sonic impact of your instrument.
Unlike the 20 Hz bass response in budget interfaces, AXE I/O captures the full impact of even the deepest bass and won't artificially cut off sounds above 20 kHz. PURE mic preamps for transparent recording. 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 signature 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. Tone and feel like you've never heard. Guitar pickups can dramatically change their character depending on the impedance of your preamp.
Many guitar amps offer a load of 1 MOhms, while pedals can run much lower. That's why the tone and responsiveness of your guitar can change so much when plugging into different gear. AXE I/O's patent pending Z-TONET 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 more thick and bold.You'll quickly find yourself using this 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, as if it's been EQ'd. 2 in / 5 out (one low-noise Amp out). 2 ultra-low noise mic in/balanced line in.
Triple topology guitar input with Z-TONET. 2 balanced monitor out / 2 line out. 2 fully configurable external control input.
USB 2.0 compatible with Mac/PC. Selectable Active/Passive/discrete JFET/Pure instrument preamp. Patent pending Z-TONET input for a tonal palette never heard before.
Amp out can connect to amps and stomps without ground noise. Connect up to 2 expression pedals, single and double-switches. Fully assignable data-knob - for AmpliTube preset browsing and more. High-resolution ultra low-noise Class A microphone preamps. Best-in-class conversion and superior analog design.Asynchronous USB audio, ultra low conversion jitters for premium quality. Up to 192 kHz sampling rate. Includes 10 T-RackS high-end plug-ins and Ableton Live 10 Lite. Conversion: 24-bit A/D, 24-bit D/A.
Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz. Device Connection: USB B-Type 2.0. Configuration: Electronically balanced and floating, automatically compensates level when connection is balanced or unbalanced, tip hot.Output impedance: 150 Ohms balanced, 75 Ohms unbalanced. Output Level: 0 dBFS corresponds to +21 dBu. Frequency response: From 3 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate). Dynamic Range: 116 dB(A). THD+N: -106 dB(A) at -1 dBFS.
Channels 1-2 crosstalk: 115 dB(A). Output Level: 0 dBFS corresponds to +16 dBu. Dynamic Range: 115 dB(A).
Channels 3-4 crosstalk: 112 dB(A). Configuration: Unbalanced, floating, with selectable ground lift. Output Level: 0 dBFS corresponds to -6 dBu. Frequency response: From 10 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate).
Dynamic Range: 110 dB(A). Output impedance: Virtually ideal source (zero Ohms) until clipping. Maximum Output level: +12 dBu into 50 Ohms load (approx 180 mW). Dynamic Range: 112 dB(A).Configuration: Class-A discrete differential microphone preamp, pin 2 hot. Input impedance: 4 kOhms differential. Input level, min gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a +12 dBu signal at the XLR input. Input level, max gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a -37 dBu signal at the XLR input. Frequency response: From 5 Hz to 32 kHz within 0.5 dB (96 kHz sample rate). THD+N: -106 dB(A) at -10 dBFS.
Configuration: Class-A discrete differential line receiver, tip hot. Input impedance: 20 kOhms differential. Input level, min gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a +26 dBu signal at the TRS input. Input level, max gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a -24 dBu signal at the TRS input.Configuration: Multiple topology instrument preamp. Input impedance, PASSIVE mode: Variable from 1 MOhms down to 2.2 kOhms. Input impedance, ACTIVE mode: 10 kOhms. Input level, min gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a +14 dBu signal at the TS input.
Input level, max gain: 0 dBFS is obtained with a -17 dBu signal at the TS input. Dynamic Range: 117 dB(A). THD, PURE mode: 0.0015 %. THD, JFET mode: 0.5 %.
Two 1/4 instrument input jacks. Two analog potentiometers for Input GAIN. Two 5 segments input level meter (peak). Two INST, LINE, MIC LEDs.
Analog potentiometers for Z-Tone control. Master potentiometer for main output control. MIDI I/O 5-pin DIN connectors. B-Type USB socket for connecting a computer (Mac/PC). 2 x 1/4 TRS External controllers sockets.
2 x 1/4 TRS Balanced floating line outputs. 2 x 1/4 TRS Unbalanced line outputs. 2 Combo sockets for MIC input and Instrument input (auto selecting). USB A-Type to USB B-Type connection cable (1.5m/4.32ft).Additional Information IK Multimedia AXE I/O. Our terms and conditions can be viewed here: Terms and Conditions. 20,000+ customers have left great feedback. We treat each Music Matter customer as an individual.
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