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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Audio Clip 1 Hear some sounds by Garren Morse. Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release. Although the front-panel controls can not be edited through CC, automating pitch bend and modulation amount can be useful.

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Each side of the split responds to a different MIDI channel. All six voices can be stacked in unison mode for a powerful and thick lead sound. I forget how much access Reddit gets to important and connected folks.

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Log in or sign up in seconds. A series of switches controls the chorus effect, arpeggiator, modulation routing, and other features. 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.


AX80 Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer. LED lights onboard the front panel help to assist the user with sound editing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Does anybody have any leads on a service manual for an Akai AX60?


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 architecture is very robust with pulse width modulation available for all 4 waveforms and a noise generator is also included. Keyboard – 61 keys. Splits where no voices can be used for half of the keyboard are useful when the AX is expanded with an Akai manhal.

Akai ax60only 3 of 6 voices playing So when I play the keys I can only have 3 playing at once. 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 Posts that contain insults, attacks, or conspiracy theories based on your opinion of the value of gear will be mmanual.

Want to add to the discussion? An eight-voice version, the AX80was already available.

It uses the same Curtis chips found in some of Sequential Circuits instruments of the same era. Its features and sound make the AX60 a worthy alternative to Roland’s Juno 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 Aax60 an account or sign in to leave a review You need to be a member in order to nanual a review Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

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Akai – AX60 – Operator’s Manual

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. There are no reviews to display.

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. Maybe you could add it to Akai’s archive for future generations?

Register a new account. 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. Link posts without a comment to interesting third party material are ok.

I found a very benevolent soul online who scanned her original copy in high resolution. Filter – Lowpass analog filter. View the discussion thread. Links to uncommonly great specials or deals at third party retailers are allowed. The instrument has limited MIDI implementation, and lacks the ability transmit or receive Sysex data.

In split mode it is capable of playing 1 on the lower lev Memory – 64 Patches. The assignment of voices to each split side can be,or These also have a programmable delay before their effect sets in. Date Produced – 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.