NAMM 2020: IK Multimedia unveils the compact AXE I/O SOLO audio interface for guitarists

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NAMM 2020: IK Multimedia has announced the AXE I/O SOLO, a more compact version of the company's premium guitar audio interface.

The unit was developed with guitarists looking to record on a budget or on-the-go in mind, featuring 2 inputs and 3 outputs in a portable and convenient form factor. 

The AXE I/O SOLO features IK's high-end PURE microphone preamp, an instrument input with proprietary 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, for pristine recordings in all musical genres. Not bad for a little device...

The unit also has the ability to act as a controller for IK's AmpliTube 4 software, IK's guitar and bass tone studio for Mac/PC/iPhone/iPad, which comes included if purchased. Also included will be a suite of T-RackS mixing & mastering plug-ins and Ableton Live 10 Lite recording software.

If the AXE I/O SOLO didn't have enough features already, it also comes with a streamlined re-amplification setup, offering guitar and bass players the chance to incorporate real amps and pedals without the need for an external conversion box.

A blend knob is also featured, allowing users to mix direct and processed signal for zero-latency monitoring.

The AXE I/O SOLO will be available later in 2020, and will retail for $249.99. it is available now for preorder. 

For more information, head to IK Multimedia.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.