Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Akai AX60 6 Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer SN 10729-00241
via this auction
"Just fully stripped, serviced & Cleaned.
Some logic ICs and tactile switches replaced.
Power supply recapped
Slide potentiometers cleaned and greased.
Keybed fully stripped and cleaned.
New Internal memory backup battery.
Factory Patches restored
Fantastic sounding synth, and VERY easy to navigate and use.
Many people say it's quite similar to a Juno but with a harder edge to it.
I don't tend to find the need to compare a synth with another and just say it sounds how it sounds.. Great!
Has many great features, including 2 independent EGs, split vice mode and external sampler input so you can run external audio through its filters etc. (I think it was the Akai S950 that connected to it, can't remember, look it up!)
Being one of the last great analogue polysynths of the 80s this has a good midi implementation and a very 'of the time' bank of factory presets which I have restored."