IK Multimedia at Gear Expo 2023: Your gateway to a new world of guitar tone

GEAR EXPO 2023: Priced at $/€129.99*, AXE I/O ONE is the most affordable audio interface designed specifically for guitarists. It combines the unique features of IK’s acclaimed AXE I/O family of interfaces with a massive software tone bundle, giving you immediate access to a huge supply of tones and a leg up into the world of recording.

AXE I/O ONE sports IK’s exclusive Z-TONE® impedance control, JFET input for warm, tube-like sound, dedicated Amp Out for practicing or re-amping, pickup type selector, inputs for external volume/wah pedal or switch controller, and includes award-winning AmpliTube and TONEX software with access to thousands of presets, amp and pedal rig tones on ToneNET for a complete digital studio rig.

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IK Multimedia at Gear Expo 23

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AXE I/O ONE overview

• 1-in/3-out USB audio interface that captures everything in ONE device

• Z-TONE impedance-adapting input enhances your pickups’ true sound

• PURE and JFET input stages go instantly from modern to vintage tones

• ACTIVE/PASSIVE pickup selector optimizes the signal flow from the start

• Class-A mic preamp offers transparent sound for acoustic guitar and vocals

• High-definition 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion keeps your signal crystal clear

• Amp Out with ground loop interrupter is perfect for simplified Tone Modelling

• MIDI Input and Output to connect keyboards, E-drum kits, controllers and more

• 2 programmable inputs for expression pedals and/or single/double switches

• Includes AmpliTube 5 SE, TONEX SE and Ableton Live Lite


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Every electric and bass guitar is different and AXE I/O ONE’s Z-TONE input circuit allows you to dial in the perfect tone for recording by changing the impedance of the guitar input to go from a tighter/sharper tone to a thicker/bolder tone on the same instrument.

The Class A JFET input buffer adds the midrange focus, warmth and harmonic enhancement highly sought after by guitar players, while an Active/Passive pickup selector allows precise input settings at the flip of a switch.


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With both AmpliTube 5 SE and TONEX SE included, users have instant access to a huge library of thousands of gear models and presets to record and play right out of the box, and AXE I/O ONE works with any recording application.

Both software applications include access to the ToneNET online service where there are now over 6,000 AmpliTube presets and 10,000 TONEX tone models to explore, produced and expanded daily by a thriving community of guitar and bass players.


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AXE I/O ONE is USB-C bus powered and requires no external power supply. To start recording is as easy as plug and play. AXE I/O ONE’s MIDI input and output also allow users to connect keyboard controllers or any other MIDI controllers to play virtual instruments or control the included software with external MIDI gear or vice versa. Plus AXE I/O ONE also works with the latest iPads for use with TONEX SE iOS (also included), the free AmpliTube CS iOS app and a huge variety of compatible apps.


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Great recordings require uncompromised quality and AXE I/O ONE delivers professional audio with sample rates up to 192 kHz, 108 dB dynamic range and 9 Hz-45 kHz frequency response.

And for recording acoustic instruments and vocals via the XLR mic input, AXE I/O ONE features a PURE Class-A mic preamp with phantom power for ultra-transparent and clean recording, without any unwanted coloration, preserving the true sonic character of your vocal, acoustic guitar, piano or other instrument.

It’s super compact and easy to carry in a backpack or gig bag, AXE I/O ONE can also quickly become the ideal interface for recording on the go.

You can grab AXE I/O ONE for $/€129.99 right away – including AmpliTube 5 SE, TONEX SE and Ableton Live Lite HERE

* all pricing excludes VAT

For more product info: AXE I/O ONE

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