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The AX60 is among some of the last true analog polysynths of the mid-eighties. It was Akai’s answer to the hugely successful Roland Juno series and Yamaha’s. Akai AX Service – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. The AX60 is a 6 voice analog synthesizer with the ability to be bitimbral meaning its keyboard could Oscillators (+) Open Manual Page [+]

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Your browser does not support the audio element. Its features and sound make the AX60 a worthy alternative to Roland’s Juno Already have an account? Want to add to the discussion?

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Register a new account. It was Akai’s answer to the popular Roland Juno series synthesizers.

In addition, the pitch-bend wheel can be set to affect VCF Cutoff frequency rather than pitch, and in this way the VCF frequency can also be automated. Control – MIDI 2 parts.

Audio Clip 1 Hear some sounds by Garren Morse. The synth holds 64 programs in memory and features pitch and modulation wheels for interaction with the sound as well ax600 pedal inputs, stereo outputs, and MIDI. Log in or sign up in seconds.

Images from Perfect Circuit Audio. Views Read Edit View history. Splits where no voices can axx60 used for half of the keyboard are useful when the AX is expanded with an Akai sampler. You need to be a member in order to leave a review. The AX’s VCF’s cutoff frequency can be made to track the keyboard, allowing higher notes to sustain their harmonic content.


The position of every switch and fader is stored digitally in one of 64 patches which can be recalled or edited at any time. The AX is bitimbral with 6 voice polyphony. Those lacking a meaningful comment will manhal removed at the moderators discretion.

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The AX60 is a polyphonic analogue keyboard synthesizer manufactured mmanual Akai Professional in akau mids. In split mode it is capable of playing 1 on the lower lev Pedal inputs for triggering arpeggiator and sustain, program change. The architecture is very robust with pulse width modulation available for all 4 waveforms and a noise generator is also included. Pulse-width modulation is available for all four waveforms, with a dedicated low-frequency oscillator LFO for this parameter.

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Notably missing from the voice architecture is portamento. Date Produced – The unit was also manufactured to optionally use Akai’s other products produced at the time such as their early samplers like the S and S Submit a new text post. AX80 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer. In addition to “split” mode, the AX can be made to operate monophonically in Unison mode, where all 6 voices are “stacked” on each key, resulting in rich, powerful timbres. The AX is designed to be compatible with Akai’s S, S, X, S and S samplers, allowing sampled sounds to be used as a second oscillator, passed through the AX’s unique voice architecture.


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Keyboard – 61 keys. There is also a programmable output level for each patchto help balance loud and soft sounds, a multi-mode arpeggiator, a white noise generator, and a multi-mode chorus effect similar to the Roland Juno series chorus.

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Sign In Sign Up. View the discussion thread. Maybe you could add it to Akai’s archive for future generations? An eight-voice version, the Ax600was already available.

Does anybody have any leads on a service manual for an Akai AX60? Anyone have one they can scan a few pages of? Retrieved from ” https: The seller told be right off There are no reviews to display.

I forget how much access Reddit gets to important and connected folks. Memory – 64 Patches. Link posts without a comment to interesting third party material are ok.