Getting set up to record your guitar can be as easy as investing in a computer with the right software and an audio interface. Once you have the right tools for the job, you can do everything from laying down a new riff idea, to tracking parts for your band's next album.
If you're in the market for a new interface, the IK Multimedia Axe I/O Solo is worth considering. This compact, guitar-specific interface launched back in the summer is a scaled-down 2-input/3-output version of the original Axe I/O which takes pride of place at the top of our guide to the best guitar audio interfaces.
For a limited time, Sweetwater has cut the price of the Solo by 50 bucks (opens in new tab), dropping it from $249 down to just $199 as part of its Home Recording Sales Event (opens in new tab). With Amazon Prime Day just around the corner we're hoping to see way more Prime Day guitar deals like this.
Aside from the smaller casing and reduced ins/outs, the Solo shares many high features with the standard Axe I/O, including an active/passive pickup selector switch; 24-bit, 192 kHz sound; a high-end Class A PURE microphone preamp; instrument input with proprietary tone-shaping options; and IK's Amp Out feature to incorporate analogue gear into a recording setup.
The Axe I/O Solo can also be used to control AmpliTube and even comes with a copy of AmpliTube 4 Deluxe for Mac/PC/iPhone/iPad, plus T-RackS mixing & mastering plugins and Ableton Live 10 Lite.
IK Multimedia Axe I/O Solo | Was $249, now $199 (opens in new tab)
Become a guitar recording pro with this compact yet powerful guitar audio interface. It's currently available for just $199, with a $50 saving on the original price.
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- Read our IK Multimedia Axe I/O review