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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View the discussion thread. The AX60 may have been used by Bjork. I forget how much access Reddit gets to important and connected folks. Effects were also available such as chorus and a Bucket Brigade delay unit.

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The AX60’s front panel is designed with a single control for each of its editable parameters, often including LEDs to indicate the parameter’s status. Want to add to the discussion? Audio Clip 1 Hear some sounds by Garren Morse.

This electronic keyboard is a 61 skai, 6-voice bitimbral polyphonicanalogue synthesizer.

Akai ax60only 3 of 6 voices playing So when I play the keys I can only have 3 playing at once. 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 ad60 new account in our community. Its features and sound make the AX60 a worthy alternative to Roland’s Juno 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 AX60 is a 6 voice analog synthesizer with the ability to be bitimbral meaning it’s keyboard could be split to produce two timbres at once.

LED lights onboard the front panel help to assist the user with sound editing. I found a very benevolent soul online who scanned her original copy in high resolution. Memory – 64 Patches.

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Images from Perfect Circuit Audio. 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 Kanual position of every switch and fader is stored digitally in one of 64 patches which can be recalled or edited at any time.

In addition to the plethora of control faders, there is a small LED screen which indicates patch ax600 and other information to the user. Control – MIDI aoai parts. Although the front-panel controls can not be edited through CC, automating pitch bend and modulation amount can be useful. Go to synthesizers Akai. 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 Your browser does not support the audio element.

Already have an account? A second LFO is dedicated to pulse-width modulationand only its rate and depth are programmable. Filter – Lowpass analog filter. Anyone have one they can scan a few pages of?


The AX is bitimbral with 6 voice polyphony.

Register a new account. The synth holds 64 programs in memory and features pitch and modulation wheels for xa60 with the sound as well as pedal inputs, stereo outputs, and MIDI.

Posts that contain insults, attacks, or conspiracy theories based on your ajai of the value of gear will be deleted. These also have a programmable delay before their effect sets in.

The modulation section of this synthesizer features a low-frequency oscillator with four available waveforms triangle, square, sawtooth and random which can be routed to VCF cutoff, VCO pitch or VCA amplitude.

Submit a new text post. Link posts without a comment to interesting third party material are ok. 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 mmanual be automated.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Notably missing from the voice architecture is portamento. The instrument has limited MIDI implementation, and lacks the ability axx60 or receive Sysex data. Splits where no voices can be used for half of the keyboard are useful when the AX is expanded with an Akai sampler.