IK Multimedia has unveiled Axe I/O Solo, the latest addition to its range of Axe I/O guitar interfaces.
Axe I/O Solo is a bus-powered 2-in/3-out USB audio interface that features IK Multimedia's high-definition Pure microphone preamp, an instrument input with a number of tone-shaping options, an exclusive Amp Out to incorporate real gear into a recording setup and 24-bit, 192 kHz converters with a wide dynamic range.
Tone-shaping wise, Axe I/O Solo features an active and passive pickup selector, a Pure circuit for "pristine" cleans and a JFET circuit for adding warmth and harmonics.
The interface's Z-Tone impedance-adapting circuit lets users adjust the input impedance to interact with their guitar's pickups. At maximum impedance, sounds are tighter and sharper, while at lower impedances sounds are more thick.
The interface also features a front panel Amp Out, which lets guitarists and bassists incorporate real amps and pedals without the need for an external conversion box. It also features a low-noise out to eliminate ground loops.
Elsewhere, Axe I/O Solo features 1/4" balanced outputs, a headphones out and a "blend" knob, which mixes direct and processed signal. It comes with two dedicated inputs for controller pedals and switches and MIDI In/Out, and can also act as a controller for IK's AmpliTube or other guitar-focused software.
IK Multimedia's Axe I/O Solo is available now for $/€249.99. It comes bundled with AmpliTube 4 Deluxe, a suite of T-RackS mixing & mastering plug-ins and Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software.
For more on the interface, head on over to ikmultimedia.com.
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