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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Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. All six voices akaai be stacked in unison mode for a powerful and thick lead sound. A series of switches controls the chorus effect, arpeggiator, modulation routing, and other features. And of course the missing ones are the ones I need.

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We have a zero tolerance policy for mqnual sort of thing and it is strictly enforced. Splits where no voices can be used for half of the keyboard are useful when the AX is expanded with an Akai sampler. I forget how much access Reddit gets to important and connected folks.

In addition to “split” mode, the AX can be made to operate monophonically in Unison mode, where all 6 voices are “stacked” nanual each key, resulting in rich, powerful timbres.

It also has a useful noise generator and some other cool functions that include auto-tuning, chorus, a multi-mode arpeggiator and a keyboard that can be split into two key-zones, making it somewhat bi-timbral. The instrument has limited MIDI implementation, and lacks the ability transmit or receive Sysex data. Go to synthesizers Akai.

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The AX’s VCF’s cutoff frequency can be made to track the keyboard, allowing higher notes to sustain their harmonic content. Aaki Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer. Audio Clip 1 Hear some sounds by Garren Morse. Submit a new link. It also has special inputs for use with Akai’s S, S, and X samplers, allowing you to run the samplers’ voices through the AX’s analog filters and envelopes.


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Filter – Lowpass analog filter. Notably missing from the voice architecture is portamento. An eight-voice version, the AX80was already available. 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. Links to uncommonly great specials or deals at third party retailers are allowed. Log in or sign up in seconds. Keyboard – 61 keys.

The back panel has quarter-inch jacks for recording data to cassette tapesustain and program change footpedal jacks, MIDI in, out and “thru” DIN connectorsstereo quarter-inch audio outputs with a cable plugged into only the left output the stereo signal is summed to monoa quarter-inch stereo headphone jack, a quarter-inch arpeggiator trigger input jack, and memory protect and power switches.

The AX60 may have been used by Bjork. A second LFO is dedicated to pulse-width modulationand only its rate and depth are programmable. The architecture is very robust with pulse width modulation available for all 4 waveforms and a noise generator is also included.

You need to be a member in order to leave a review. The AX60 is a polyphonic analogue keyboard synthesizer manufactured by Akai Professional in the mids.


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Its features include bitimbral splitting of the keyboard, Unison mode, a variable arpeggiator with a “Hold” function for latching the arpeggiator, multi-mode BBD chorus effect, and voice input for several of Akai’s then-contemporary samplers such as the S, S, and X It uses the mqnual Curtis chips found in some of Sequential Circuits instruments of the same era.

Submit a new text post. Wx60 lights onboard the front panel help to assist the user with mwnual editing. When I hold a fourth it just akzi out the first key I am holding down.

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. The keyboard is five octaves 61 notes, C to Cis unweighted, and is not velocity-sensitive. It also features a healthy assortment of faders for sound shaping and is a straightforward programming instrument once you learn your way around it.

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Posts that contain insults, attacks, or conspiracy theories based on your opinion of the value of gear will be deleted. 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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