Synth Site: Akai: AX60 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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bryan a hobbyist user from us writes:
Picked this synth up for about $ 200 and worth every penny, a bargain. While everyone else chases after the same sounds get an AX-60: a keyboard with some character!

Has a harder-edged sound, not exactly the smoothest or warmest sounding thing around but those aren't its strengths. Great for aggressive, distorted sounds. The pitch width modulation and vcf timbral control give it extra strength. You can get so many sounds out of this thing, from Fender RHodes type sounds to squelchy bass to a decent kick drum (use the control to modulate the oscillator via the VCF).

All around a great deal for the money and very useful for the variety of sounds possible.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Dec-31-2001 at 14:00
motoretard a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I've had mine for just over 14 years now and I've enjoyed it's ability to make unique sounds which can be saved directly back into memory. The proprietary sampler input was useless to me so I wired it up to accept any external audio signal and mix it into the system. The sliders are cheap in my opinion and the polling on them prevents a gradual transistion unless it's "primed". The chorus is noisy especially Chorus 2--Chorus 1 is not so bad. I have often thought the power supply is poorly filtered and this might be the source of the problem. All of these issues are derived on the basis of cost control. I only use a small set of modified patches for all my compositions. The range of sounds you can make is amazing. This is what makes it so unique and special.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-12-2001 at 12:34
laura a professional user from usa writes:
I love my Akai, if I ever get it back. My soon to be ex husband has taken it hostage. It makes all the sounds I Need, and I miss it. If anyone has one for sale pleeze email me, I paid $280 for mine in mint condition with manuals. Please email me if anyone has one that they would be willing to part with, in excellent condition, I am afraid mine is gone forever....:-(.......

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-20-2001 at 23:40
radionic a professional user from kansas city writes:
it kwikly became the backbone of all my tracks, this beauty is one great synth. It's a hybrid, so it has all those anolog like sounds but is computer comtrolled. some people have said its weak and thing sounding, they obviously have never heard this one. it is not in any way a FM synth like their later models. too many things to say about it so ill keep it short. all real time slider give you the any sound you think and dream up. id said its better than most juno's but wouldnt pay the rpice. i got mine about 200$ ...worth every penny!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-24-2001 at 14:33
Crunch a part-time user from USA writes:
so cheap, so many paramaters to play with...well, it's not all steroid'ed out but for its price you get a lot of control. At best you can squeeze 2-4 good sounds outta it at one time depending on how thick you want it, but for around $200 and the quality of sounds you get for that price...pick up 2 and you got a nice selection of sounds to create. pretty easy to edit and as long as you get a healthy synth, you can squeeze some nice sounds outta it. these things are built like tanks and are a bitch to lug around...a lot ive seen also have broken mod/pitch wheels on them...keep that in mind if you're shopping for one. overall, you get some nice sounds when you play aournd with it enough. the price is killer for the quality of sounds you can create. really good for sounds to fill out the high ends of songs, decent bass sounds but nothing too special on the low end.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-10-2001 at 07:16
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