A do-it-all interface for guitar and bass players

AXE I/O ONE sports IK’s exclusive Z-TONE® impedance control, JFET input for warm, tube-like sound, dedicated Amp Out for practicing or reamping, pickup selector, external volume/wah pedal or switch controller inputs, and includes award-winning AmpliTube and TONEX software with access to thousands of presets, amp and pedal rig tones on ToneNET for a complete digital studio rig that sounds like a pro.

AXE I/O ONE overview

  • 1-in/3-out USB audio interface that captures everything in ONE device
  • Z-TONE impedance-adapting input enhances your pickups’ true sound
  • PURE and JFET input stages go instantly from modern to vintage tones
  • ACTIVE/PASSIVE pickup selector optimizes the signal flow from the start
  • Class-A mic preamp offers transparent sound for acoustic guitar and vocals
  • High-definition 24-bit/192 kHz audio conversion keeps your signal crystal clear
  • Amp Out with ground loop interrupter is perfect for simplified Tone Modeling
  • MIDI Input and Output to connect keyboards, E-drum kits, controllers and more
  • 2 programmable inputs for expression pedals and/or single/double switches
  • Includes AmpliTube 5 SE, TONEX SE and Ableton Live Lite
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Input gain control

Phantom power for condenser microphones

Active/Passive pickup selection

Discrete JFET/PURE preamp selection

Z-TONE® impedance control

Direct/DAW monitoring for latency free recording

Monitor out level

Headphone level

Pure mic input/advanced Hi-Z input

Reference headphone out

Noiseless AMP OUT for reamplification, monitoring or Tone Modeling

  1. Input gain control
  2. Phantom power for condenser microphones
  3. Active/Passive pickup selection
  4. Discrete JFET/PURE preamp selection
  5. Z-TONE® impedance control
  6. Direct/DAW monitoring for latency free recording
  7. Monitor out level
  8. Headphone level
  9. Pure mic input/advanced Hi-Z input
  10. Reference headphone out
  11. Noiseless AMP OUT for reamplification, monitoring or Tone Modeling

USB-C bus powered

MIDI in/out

2 expression pedals/single – double switches

2 balanced reference monitor outs

  1. USB-C bus powered
  2. MIDI in/out
  3. 2 expression pedals/single – double switches
  4. 2 balanced reference monitor outs

Made for guitar and bass players

Every electric and bass guitar is different and AXE I/O ONE’s Z-TONE input circuit allows you to dial in the perfect tone for recording by changing the impedance of the guitar input to go from a tighter/sharper tone to a thicker/bolder tone on the same instrument.

The Class A JFET input buffer adds the midrange focus, warmth and harmonic enhancement highly sought after by guitar players, while an Active/Passive pickup selector allows precise input settings at the flip of a switch.


Take control of your sound

Unique to AXE I/O family, the ONE also features external controller inputs to connect switches or volume pedals to control the included software hands-free, without ever having to stop playing. You can also use AXE I/O ONE’s MIDI input and output to connect floor controllers or iRig Stomp I/O to add even more real-time controls.


Real amp integration with Amp Out

The exclusive Amp Out allows players to connect directly to a guitar amplifier or a guitar rig for practicing using a hybrid setup of virtual and real guitar gear. Or it can be used for reamping, the technique of recording a dry guitar signal and using external gear for processing, or even to capture your own real rig and turn it into a plug-in using the included artificial intelligence software.


A massive bundle of tones

With both AmpliTube 5 SE and TONEX SE included, you’ll have instant access to a huge library of thousands of gear models and presets to record and play right out of the box, and AXE I/O ONE works with any recording application.

AmpliTube 5 SE includes 80 pieces of gear that cover a wide range of stomp and rack effects, amps, cabs, speakers, mics and rooms with complex series/parallel rig chains easily built by drag and drop to emulate any type of sound.


TONEX SE is the new and revolutionary AI Machine Modeling software that’s taking the world by storm, offering not only thousands of rigs that are indistinguishable from the real thing but also the possibility of modeling any real rig and turning it into a plug-in. You can model your amps, cabs or pedals including distortion, overdrive, EQ, fuzz, boost and more, and play them inside TONEX and AmpliTube.

Both software applications include access to the ToneNET online service where there are now over 6,000 AmpliTube presets and 10,000 TONEX tone models to explore, produced and expanded daily by a thriving community of guitar and bass players.


Plug and play straight away

AXE I/O ONE is USB-C bus powered and requires no external power supply. To start recording is as easy as plug and play. Just hit record right out of the box with the included easy-to-use AmpliTube 5 SE multitrack standalone application or, for more sophisticated composition, Ableton Live Lite software is included to take it to the next level. Everything is easy to set up and easy to use whenever inspiration strikes.

AXE I/O ONE’s MIDI input and output also allow you to connect keyboard controllers or any other MIDI controllers to play virtual instruments or control the included software with external MIDI gear or vice versa. Plus AXE I/O ONE also works with the latest iPads for use with TONEX SE iOS (also included), the free AmpliTube CS iOS app and a huge variety of compatible apps.


High-quality tracks anywhere

Great recordings require uncompromised quality and AXE I/O ONE delivers professional audio with sample rates up to 192 kHz, 108 dB dynamic range and 9 Hz-45 kHz frequency response.

And for recording acoustic instruments and vocals via the XLR mic input, AXE I/O ONE features a PURE Class-A mic preamp with phantom power for ultra-transparent and clean recording, without any unwanted coloration, preserving the true sonic character of your vocal, acoustic guitar, piano or other instrument.

Super compact and easy to carry in a backpack or gig bag, AXE I/O ONE can also quickly become the ideal interface for recording on the go.


Advanced digital control & routing


AXE I/O ONE also includes a powerful, convenient Control Panel application to manage input and output and assign routing and controller inputs.

In the INTERFACE tab, you can view the active input, enable phantom power and control the ground lift to dial in the least noise for your setup. Adjust output volume, select the sample rate and more.


The CONTROLLER tab gives you control over the 2 controller inputs. Set behavior, MIDI channel, MIDI CC #, minimum and maximum values, and more, to dial in the best settings for any application you want to control.


The AXE I/O ONE Control Panel lets you keep focused on your work, instead of adjusting settings on the unit itself, for a faster, freer workflow.

Download the AXE I/O ONE Drivers and Control Software


Best-in-class guitar tone

  • Z-TONE® input for a wide tonal palette
  • Selectable Active/Passive instrument input
  • JFET/PURE instrument preamp
  • Amp Out for Tone Modeling or reamplification
  • Connect up to 2 expression pedals, single and double-switches
  • Lightweight compact design for recording on the go
  • Includes AmpliTube SE, TONEX SE and Ableton Live Lite

Premium studio sound

  • High-resolution, ultra-low-noise Class A microphone preamp
  • Best-in-class conversion and superior analog design
  • USB-C bus powered
  • 108 dB dynamic range
  • Includes control software
  • High-definition 24-bit/192 kHz audio


  • 1 in/3 out (one low-noise Amp Out)
  • 1 ultra-low noise mic in/instrument in
  • 2 balanced monitor outs/line outs
  • Reference headphones out
  • 2 fully configurable external control inputs
  • MIDI input/output
  • USB 2.0 compatible with Mac/PC

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