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Akai Professional AX60 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer

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    Description
    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.

    It also features a healthy assortment of faders for sound shaping and is a straightforward programming instrument once you learn your way around it. LED lights onboard the front panel help to assist the user with sound editing. It uses the same Curtis chips found in some of Sequential Circuits instruments of the same era.

    The unit was also manufactured to optionally use Akai's other products produced at the time such as their early samplers like the S612 and S700. the instrument had voice inputs built in for using the samplers.

    The architecture is very robust with pulse width modulation available for all 4 waveforms and a noise generator is also included. The synth holds 64 programs in memory and features pitch and modulation wheels for interaction with the sound as well as pedal inputs, stereo outputs, and MIDI.



    Effects were also available such as chorus and a Bucket Brigade delay unit.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Subtractive
    Oscillators: 1
    Waveforms: Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Square, Triangle
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Fader, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pitch Wheel
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel
    LFO: 1
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 6
    Timbrality: 2
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 64
    Patches ROM: 64
    Storage: Internal, 6
    Editing: DIN, MIDI
    Arpeggiator
    Standard Arpeggiator can als be controlled via foot pedal
    Effects
    chorus and delay
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Plastic
    Controls: Buttons, Faders, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob
    Display Notes: LED lights on front panel
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 4
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    CV Ports: DIN
    Control Features: Pedal inputs for triggering arpeggiator and sustain, program change
    Production
    Year Released: 1986
    Used By
    Klaus Schulze, Peter Gabriel
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    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.akaipro.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $899 - convert
    Used Price: $300 - $800 - convert
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