Technology and creative arts magazine, iCreate/Gadget, has been taking a close look at AXE I/O and was so impressed that it received their maximum 5 out 5 star score together with their prestigious Editors Choice Award.
Here are some of the key comments from senior editor and reviewer, Ryan Butt:
IK Multimedia’s new AXE I/O high-end audio interface and controller delivers premium sound and advanced guitar tone shaping features not found anywhere else.
"The compact unit features adjustable impedance, streamlined preamplification functions and a variety of instrument input circuits, as well as a wealth of recording options."
"The main input channel offers both a fully discrete Class A PURE circuit for pristine, uncoloured sound as well as a JFET circuit for harmonically rich recording."
"You can make adjustments to tone, transients and dynamics for almost unparalleled tonal flexibility."
"The extended 3Hz–32kHz frequency response preserves the full sonic impact of your instrument, even by going far and beyond the frequency response of other audio interfaces."
"As if we needed more sonic flexibility, the AXE I/O also offers a streamlined reamplification setup that allows users to integrate real-world gear – such as amps and stompboxes – into a recording setup without the inherent hisses or hums that are a typical by-product of these connections."
"It does a great job of eliminating ground loops to keep even high-gain reamplification as quiet as possible."
"Measuring just 23.5x19x5.5cm, the AXE I/O sits perfectly under your Mac or atop your amp stack and looks every inch the serious piece of kit that its specifications attest to."
Ryan's final verdict is:
The AXE I/O is a wondrous device that provides sonic clarity to your guitar playing and acts as a gateway to tonal perfection. Very highly recommended.
AXE I/O receives iCreate's maximum 5 out of 5 star score and their Editors Choice Award.