Learn More
Fall into savings! Fresh deals added daily. Shop Now.
$ 199 .99
No interest if paid in full within 18 months Learn more
Special Order
Note: This item may not be returnable or could require a restocking fee. Contact one of our Audio Consultants for more details.
Due to the special nature of this item, we order each unit fresh from the factory, exclusively for you! Lead times may vary so please chat, call or email for up-to-date inventory status.

SKU

136902

IK Multimedia AXE I/O SOLO Compact Guitar Audio Interface

Compact, 2-in/3-out audio interface with advanced guitar tone shaping featuring PURE and JFET input stages and 24-bit/192 kHz sound quality
MFR# IP-INT-AXEIOSOLO-IN

Product Description

AXE I/O, IK’s award-winning audio interface, set a new standard for guitar-oriented recording interfaces. Now the IK Multimedia AXE I/O Solo brings the same great tone shaping, convenient features and premium sound to everyone, everywhere, in a compact and affordable 2-in/3-out format.

Your guitar’s golden channel

AXE I/O SOLO offers a triple-topology instrument input designed to preserve your guitar’s unique character, combined with powerful tone-shaping features to adapt to any guitar or bass, and helps you coax a wider range of sounds from any instrument.

Pick your pickup:

  • PASSIVE: designed to accommodate everything from low-output vintage pickups to hotter modern humbuckers with ultra-low noise and extended frequency response
  • ACTIVE: bypasses unnecessary gain stages when using active pick-ups, to keep your signal path as direct, transparent and clean as possible

Choose your channel:

  • PURE: a completely transparent and ultra-accurate preamp circuit that won’t color your sound in any way
  • JFET: a Class A JFET input buffer for subtle harmonic enhancement, midrange focus and warmth

AXE I/O SOLO also offers IK’s patent pending Z-TONE™ circuit, letting 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. Increase the load and the sound becomes thicker and bolder.

You’ll quickly find yourself using these controls 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.

PURE mic preamp for transparent recording

AXE I/O SOLO offers a high-definition, Class A mic preamp designed for transparent and clean recording. An extended, flat frequency response captures the full tonal range of your voice or instrument without coloring the sound, and best-in-class dynamic range ensures ultra-quiet recordings.

Re-amplification made easier than ever

AXE I/O SOLO offers a dedicated Amp Out, a with ground-isolated design and zero-latency routing, letting you ditch expensive and confusing reamping setups.

It’s simple: connect the Amp Out to your amp, then mic it up using AXE I/O SOLO’s microphone preamp. Now you can capture a clean copy of your signal while recording and feed it back to your amp afterwards to experiment with different amp, stompbox and microphone settings without re-recording countless takes.

A truly high-end audio interface for everybody

The original AXE I/O set a high bar for sound quality. AXE I/O SOLO preserves the best-in-class dynamic range, ultra-low self noise and wide, extended frequency response essential to capturing the most accurate details of your performance, and for keeping your sound completely pure and transparent.

AXE I/O SOLO offers separate master & headphone volume and a Monitor knob to blend direct signals 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, delivering truly professional-grade recordings for everyone.

A full-blown analog in-the-box studio – out of the box

AXE I/O SOLO offers a massive bundle of software and plug-ins to unleash your creativity.

The included AmpliTube 4 Deluxe offers over 140 ultra-accurate models of guitar and bass amps, cabs, pedals, mics and more.

10 of IK's best sounding T-RackS 5 processors cover the most popular gear for mixing and mastering full tracks. And Ableton Live 10 Lite gives you a fresh and easy way to write music, record audio and produce your own songs.

Features:

  • 2-in/3-out USB audio interface
  • ACTIVE/PASSIVE pick-up selector
  • PURE and JFET input stages
  • Z-Tone impedance-adapting circuit
  • Amp Out with ground loop interrupter
  • High-resolution, Class A mic preamp
  • 24-bit, 192 kHz sound quality
  • Wide frequency response ideal for instruments
  • Best-in-class analog/digital conversion
  • Ultra-low noise floor for high-gain recording
  • Designed and made in Italy

Compatibility:

  • Computers: 64-bit application; requires a 64 bit CPU and Operating System
  • Mac (64-bits): macOS 10.11 or later; one free USB port
  • Windows (64-bits): Windows 7 or later; one free USB port

Product Specifications

Condition New
Width 7.7 in
Depth 7.7 in
Height 2 in
Chassis Desktop
Input Connectors 1/4-inch TS, XLR Combo
Output Connectors 1/4-inch TRS
Computer Connection USB
MIDI Connections In, Out
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz

Product Reviews

No one has written a review yet. Be the first!

* Required Fields

Share Your Opinion

The best gear advice always comes from those who use it the most. That's where you come in! Let the pro audio world hear your voice with a review of the IK Multimedia AXE I/O SOLO Compact Guitar Audio Interface. Once you submit your review, please check your email and verify your address to have it posted.

How do you rate this product?
I would like to thank VK for the wonderful sales assistance, service and prices. This was my first purchase with you and it won't be my last. I only wish I'd discovered you years ago!
Matthew R.
I had two Grammy wins this year - Ray LaMontagne & Carolina Chocolate Drops. Both made with help from Vintage King!
Ryan F.
In almost 20 years in Pro audio buying, never did I receive a unit so well packed and exactly as described. Works flawlessly. The whole process has been so smooth. I will never hesitate to do business with you guys in the future and will recommend you to everyone I know.
Martin C.
This was my first experience buying something from Vintage King (although I surf the "used" categories on the website frequently!), and, despite being on the other side of the world, I had absolutely no trouble and everything went very smoothly.
Phil T.
The speed of delivery exceeded my expectations! I was VERY pleased that my shipment arrived in time for a scheduled vocal tracking session. The packing insured that my order arrived safely. And the sales staff responded quickly to questions regarding the product.
James P.
Thank you so much! Vintage King has been so fair and easy to work with. I can't thank you enough. It feels good to trust such a hefty purchase to folks who are so helpful and knowledgeable. Vintage King is a sound designers dream store.
Noa L.
You guys have excellent customer service and I am excited about the next upgrade I complete on my fifth recording facility. I've been in the studio business for forty plus years. The salesman I worked with at Vintage King was the best of the best. You all rock!
Robby T.
I would recommend Vintage King to any one looking for top-class gear, unbeatable customer service and the best prices on the map!
Jake D.
My experience with Vintage King was excellent. The order was here fast considering it was out of stock. The sales person had SKB send it to me directly and I couldn't have been more pleased.
Michael D.
From the minute I placed my order I was kept well-informed through each step in your process. Even though I was buying a comparatively modest piece of gear, your attention to detail made me feel like I was purchasing a six-figure mixing desk.
Thomas W.
I am a new customer of yours. You guys provided me the absolute best deals in ordering all the equipment to power my brand new recording studio. Your customer service is amazing and i will always deal with you from here on out.
Rob M.
Thanks for your great service and getting this out today. You guys really are the Kings!
Alan B.
Better than expected! Truly impeccable service. Your team was professional, knowledgeable, provided speedy delivery above and beyond standard. Vintage King Audio is definitely my go to for all of my audio and information needs.
James O.