29 May 2024

AXE I/O: Best Guitar Interface

MusicRadar: “Perfect for recording high-quality electric and bass guitars”

MusicRadar has published its new list of "Best audio interfaces 2024" for home recording, guitar, streaming, podcasting, and more - tested by experts. Their top choice for recording electric guitar or bass is IK's AXE I/O, which offers unique features you won't find anywhere else to dial in the perfect tone.

Here's what you need to know and a link to the full roundup below.

IK Multimedia AXE I/O
The best audio interface for recording guitars

Reasons to buy

+Dedicated guitar input
+Handy re-amping function
+Connect external pedals/switches

Most audio interfaces tend to be the jack-of-all-trades type, but with the IK Multimedia AXE I/O, you're getting something that's truly a complete guitar audio interface. Packed with useful features that will enable some sumptuous tones, it's the perfect choice if you're going to be recording guitar.


The dedicated guitar input gives you loads of choices for sculpting your tones, from choosing between active and passive pickups to utilizing two types of preamp that allow you to get a pure clean tone or colour it with some extra harmonics.

There's also a 'Z-Tone' knob which allows you adjust the impedance, giving you a brighter or darker tone depending on your preference.


The handy 'amp out' output lets you feed a DI signal into a guitar amp, giving you an easy option to re-amp your tones. When used in conjunction with AmpliTube you can also change presets using buttons on the hardware instead of using the software.

For those recording guitars and guitars only, this is undoubtedly one of the best choices available.


Read MusicRadar's full AXE I/O review HERE.

AXE I/O is a professional 2 in/5 out audio interface and controller designed specifically for recording guitarists. It includes AmpliTube 5 SE and TONEX SE to give guitar and bass players a complete virtual rig for recording and a world of tones to explore.

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