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IK Multimedia AXE I/O ONE USB Audio Interface, Z-TONE Input for Guitar/Bass


IK Multimedia AXE I/O ONE USB Audio Interface, Z-TONE Input for Guitar/Bass


Manufacturer's Description

AXE I/O ONE is a streamlined but professional 1 in/3 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 ONE’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 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.

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.

AXE I/O ONE’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 more thick and bold.

When it comes to recording with microphones, AXE I/O ONE offers a PURE mic preamp designed for transparent and clean recording. The mic pre 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 mic you connect.

AXE I/O ONE also offers a simple, streamlined or re-amping setup in a single box, to save you time, money and energy and open up unlimited sonic flexibility for all your guitar recordings. Just record a track with a clean copy of your guitar’s signal. Now you can use the Amp out to experiment with different amp, stompbox and microphone settings, or swap out a whole new rig!

It's also ideal for capturing your rig with IK's groundbreaking TONEX AI-based tone modeling software. With both AmpliTube 5 SE and TONEX SE included, you'll have everything you need to record, model and play right out of the box, plus AXE I/O ONE works with all your favorite recording and learning apps.

AXE I/O ONE offers a range of useful features including a dedicated controller inputs that let you connect up to two expression pedals or two single/double switches to control AmpliTube, or any other software, in real-time without putting your hands down.


  • 1 in / 3 out (one low-noise Amp out)
  • 1 ultra-low noise mic in/balanced line in
  • Triple topology guitar input with Z-TONE™
  • 2 balanced monitor out / 2 line out
  • Reference headphones out
  • 2 fully configurable external control input
  • MIDI input/output
  • USB 2.0 compatible with Mac/PC

Best-in-class guitar tone

  • Selectable Active/Passive/discrete JFET/Pure instrument preamp
  • Patent pending Z-TONE™ 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
  • Rugged/compact metal housing
  • Includes AmpliTube SE and TONEX SE

Premium studio sound

  • High-resolution ultra low-noise Class A microphone preamp
  • Best-in-class conversion and superior analog design
  • Asynchronous USB audio, ultra low conversion jitters for premium quality
  • 117dB dynamic range
  • Includes control software
  • Up to 192 kHz sampling rate


  • A professional 1 in / 3 out audio interface and controller
  • Triple-topology Hi-Z instrument input with active/passive settings
  • PURE mic preamp with extended frequency response and phantom power
  • Amp Out for easy re-amping and tone modeling
  • Includes AmpliTube 5 SE and TONEX SE