Synth Site: Akai: AX60 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Graham a professional user from U.S. writes:
I love the AX-60. I got mine about two months ago for $250 from a friend.

I like the feel of the keyboard a lot, and it is so great to have real time

control of the parameters. If you see one reasonably priced (I consider

250 a steal) grab it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:34
Lucid a part time user from USA writes:
I've had this machine for about 2 years now, picked it up free from a church! (They had no use for the crazy sounds this thing makes) It sat dormant for the first year or so because I thought I could never controll it. But about 2 months ago I wrote a little program to control the parallel port from MIDI and whaddaknow the appregiator sync finally was usable. The 2 knobs above the pitch bend are worth noting, one controls the pitch bend range while the other controls the effect of pitch on filter cutoff range. With pitch all the way down and cuttoff all the way up, you can send cuttoff changes while adjusting cuttoff range by hand. Great synth, but be prepared to experiment, this one is not for any of you preset junkies!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:34
K. Edward Owen a professional user from Michigan, USA writes:
The Akai AX-60 was my first synth, and although at the time I felt I should have bought something a little less analog, I have to say that the AX-60 was a workhorse. It put out some nice ambient sounds, and some brash electronic sounds- Something General MIDI and most sampler just can't do as raw as the old Akai.

I miss my AX-60, mostly because it was an easy analog synth. It used mostly sliders, and it took just a little movement to alter a sound vastly. It had an overall spooky sound to it, and I miss that.

Of course, it was a purely analog synth, and had little to offer in the world of real instruments. The built-in patches were cheesy, and sounded kind of thin. The effects were limited as far as percussive sounds went, but great at &quot;synthy&quot; sounds.

All in all, it was a great synth for a budding musician to start learning on.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:34
Sputnik a part time user from capitali$t states of america writes:
I've had my AX-60 for several months now, having bought it as a package deal

(along with a roland MC-500) for $200. If only the pawn shop knew. Of course,

they had it sitting next to the casiotones and yamaha psr-whatevers. Though after

a while you get a good feeling for what the sounds it can produce are, it is a

very important part of my setup. It can reproduce those great (if not over-used,

but still nifty) weirdo sounds we've all heard on drum'n bass tunes. Can make some

coolas shit electronic drum sounds. Can make cool organs, extremely cool fx sounds

and some good (though I won't go as far as to say that this synth drops mad phat-ass

dope bass) bass sounds. another cool thing: It is bi-timbral. Intelligent peopl

should choose this synth over the 106 any day of the week (especially since it's about

half the price of the juno 106). Also it is built like a tank and you'll never ever

have to worry about hurting it (short of dropping it off of building and trowing it out

of hurtling cars). But I suppose that's all just my humble opinion.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:34
Steve a 0 user from USA writes:
This synth has the ability to create some of the most incredible lead sounds I've ever heard! Definitely cuts through a mix! Bass sounds are decent, but not as good as the Juno-106, which the AX-60 is often compared to.

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:34
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