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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Memory – 64 Patches.

Akai AX60 | Sound Programming

Common to all models in the range, however, was a proprietary pin DIN socket that allowed you to connect an Aiai for processing through the synths’ analogue filters. 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 Pulse-width modulation is available for all four waveforms, with a dedicated low-frequency oscillator LFO for this parameter.

The instrument has limited MIDI implementation, and lacks the ability transmit or receive Sysex data. The position of every switch and fader mamual stored digitally in one of 64 patches which can be recalled or edited at any time. 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. A mznual of switches controls the chorus effect, arpeggiator, modulation routing, and other features.

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The assignment of voices to each split side can be,or It was Akai’s answer to the popular Roland Juno series synthesizers. We have a zero tolerance policy for that sort of thing and it is strictly enforced. Posts that contain insults, attacks, or az60 theories based on your opinion of the value of gear will be deleted. A second LFO is dedicated to pulse-width modulationand only its rate and depth are programmable.


Does anybody have any leads on a service manual for an Akai AX60? Your browser does not support the audio element. AX80 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer. And of course the missing ones are the ones I need. The manuall 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.

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Although the front-panel controls can not be edited through CC, automating pitch bend and modulation amount can be useful. Akai synthesizers Analog synthesizers Polyphonic synthesizers Personal computers.

In addition to “split” mode, the AX can be made to operate monophonically in Unison mode, where all 6 voices are mmanual on each key, resulting in rich, powerful timbres. It uses the same Curtis chips found in some of Sequential Circuits instruments of the same era.

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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Log in or sign up in seconds. The AX60 may have been used by Bjork.

It has 64 memory locations for sounds ” patches “. Filter – Lowpass analog filter. LED lights onboard the front panel help to assist the user with sound editing. Maybe you could add it to Akai’s archive for future generations?



Polyphony – 6 Voices. Each side of the split responds to a different MIDI channel.

It also manusl a healthy assortment of faders for sound shaping and is a straightforward programming instrument once you learn your way around it. The AX60 is among some of the last true analog polysynths manial the mid-eighties.

In split mode it is capable of playing 1 on the lower lev 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.

There are no reviews to display. 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 Already have an account?

Create an account or sign in to leave a review You need to be a member in order to leave a review Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. 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. This electronic keyboard is a 61 key, 6-voice bitimbral polyphonicanalogue synthesizer.

All six voices can be stacked in unison mode for a powerful and thick lead sound. Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release. The keyboard is five octaves 61 notes, C to Cis unweighted, and is not velocity-sensitive.

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