“This synth is fully analog. Even though it is 30+ years old, this instrument is in perfect operating condition. Professionally cleaned and serviced last year. Plays great. No sticky keys or weird faders. All voices work and stay in tune. Auto tune works perfect. One fader cap is missing, but the fader is still operable without it. ” Link
In great, working condition. Fully functioning unit. ” Link
“very good condition , everything works perfectly
maintained in smoke free studio ” Link
“Up for auction is my amazing Akai Ax60. This synth works great and is very stable and reliable. It’s been well cared for and is in very clean shape all around. Factory patches loaded and is ready to play. I’ll pack it carefully and will ship promptly after payment.” Link
Works great! Pretty good cosmetic condition despite its age.
Comes with the hard-to-find sampler adapter. You can hook up an external sound source to this synth via RCA jacks.” Link
“very good condition , everything works perfectly
maintained in smoke free studio ” Link
“This Synthesiser was given to my son. It was well used and loved. Two sliders missing. They are available right now on eBay. Appears that all functions are working. Minor imperfections, none that affect its playing capabilities.” Link
” Awesome condition. Normal wear for a 30 year old synth. Recently loaded with factory sounds. Volume slider is a bit scratchy but could easily be resolved with a good cleaning. ” Link
Here we have a great condition, fully working Akai AX60 Programmable Polyphonic VCO Analog Synthesizer. All works perfect, and cosmetically its in great condition as well. It is missing two slider tops / caps (sliders themselves are fine). You can buy these for under $5 a piece online if you’d like. It never bothered me at all. This is a very underrated synthesizer, VCO, true analog, and can get very aggressive with the resonance pumping. Comes with synth only (power cord attached) Please see pictures!” Link
“Up for sale is my Akai AX60. This is an analog 6 voice polyphonic synth that contends with Juno etc,but in my opinion is way cooler. There are very few blemishes and it’s clean inside and out so it was well cared for. The memory backup battery recently tested good and It’s ultimately a very reliable synth. I’ll pack it very carefully for a safe trip, double boxed with plenty of protection.” Link
“Up for sale is my Akai AX60. This is an analog 6 voice polyphonic synth that contends with Junos etc,but in my opinion is way cooler. There are very few blemishes and it’s clean inside and out so it was well cared for. The memory backup battery recently tested good and It’s ultimately a very reliable synth. ” Link
“Up for sale is an Akai AX60 in fully functional and great physical condition. This is an analog 6 voice polyphonic synth. There are very few blemishes and it’s clean inside and out so it was well cared for. All keys, voices, functions, and controls work perfectly and the memory backup battery recently tested good. It’s ultimately a very reliable synth, I’ll pack it very carefully for a safe trip. ” Link
” Up for sale is an Akai AX60 in fully functional and great physical condition. This is an analog 6 voice polyphonic synth. There are very few blemishes and it’s clean inside and out so it was well cared for. I’ve had a lot of time with this and can assure you all keys, voices, functions, and controls work perfectly and it’s ultimately a very reliable synth. I will pack it very carefully and have sold/shipped many synths over the years with 100% feedback, you wont be disappointed.” Link
“For sale is a vintage Akai AX60 analog synthesizer. Synth is in EXCELLENT cosmetic and functional condition. All functions have been tested and work great. This is an AWESOME sounding synth! Cosmetics of this unit are great for an item of this vintage, though it should be noted that the underside of one of the keys is chipped (see photo). This issue is not visible at playing position and in no way affects the function of the key. It should also be noted that, while almost all of the knobs, sliders and buttons on the unit are in great functional condition, the sliders for MASTER VOLUME and LEVEL SPLIT BALANCE do make a crackling noise when adjusted (there is no noise once levels set); as such, they may need to be cleaned. But to be honest, I never found this issue to be one that needed addressing, as I set the levels and adjusted volume via an external mixer.” Link
“comes from the estate of a pro musician missing 4 keys but they sound when pushed. unit powers up and everything lights up, but I am not a key player. everything that tried seemed to function but sold as is. and no returns. unit comes with a very pro flight case” Link
” unit is missing 4 keys on right side but they do sound when pushed. unit comes from an estate of a pro working musician. unit powers up and plays everything that I could think of doing but I am not a keyboard musician so sold as is. also missing 3 little lever knobs. comes with the pro case.” Link
“Up for auction is the infamous Akai Ax-60. This thing can hang with my OB8! You get six separate voices of polyphony, splits, arpeggiator, chorus, much more and a lot of fun! Very nice condition, only the few slider caps on the far left that are the wrong color but are made for another Akai and fit the shafts perfectly operating nicely. A few tiny scratches on the bottom/front that I didn’t even know where there until I took the pics for this auction. Everything works perfectly, all buttons, knobs, sliders, wheels and keys and yes it sounds amazing.” Link
“For sale is a rare Akai AX-60 Analog Synthesizer. The Synth is in good condition considering the 30+ years of age. All Knobs and sliders are operating as they should, no missing slider caps or knobs. Powerful “Dark” sounding synth with an extraordinary aggressive Filter. This is a VCO (Voltage Control Oscillator) Synth not a DCO (Digitally controlled) Some minor scratches here and there, especially on the underside. One side cheek has some marks (see pictures)
The Synth has a dedicated connector to the Akai S612 Sampler which can be used as a second oscillator of sorts. The connector cable can also be customized to route any other sound source through the filters of the AX-60. Very cool feature.” Link
“Up for sell is a Akai AX60 analog synth. It’s in excellence condition and fully functional. Programming is real easy with this one. It’s a unique sounding beast as well. A lot of fun to tweak out with.
The Volume control, has a very light scratchy sound when used, but not a big deal. There are also light scuff marks from normal use. I’m only selling this because I had to move into a smaller space. I hate to have to let it go. It’s been a great source for sound design work.” Link
“You are bidding on a gently used AKAI AX 60 Analog Synthesizer. This AKAI AX 60 Analog Synthesizer is used and does show signs of wear from normal use. This AKAI AX 60 Analog Synthesizer has been tested and is in perfect working condition. On a scale from one to ten with ten being the highest, I would rate this AKAI AX 60 Analog Synthesizer a 7. This auction will include the AKAI AX 60 Analog Synthesizer as shown in the pictures. Anything not shown in the pictures (Original Box, Owner’s Manual, Case/Bag, Etc.) will not be included in this auction. ” Link
” Excellent condition, power cable is attached to machine. One plastic side panel is cracked at the corner but all the pots and sliders are there. Very powerful filter! Double chorus! Double chorus + unison mode was my favorite setting for basses. Great sound effects too. I never came across the sampler add-on so that part is untested. Heard a rumor Depeche Mode used one of these on one of their recent albums.” Link
“Wonderful vintage synth I have loved. So much creativity is possible in how “hands-on” this synth is with all the sliders. I hope it goes to someone who can cherish it like I do but doesn’t move constantly. Go for it!” Link
” This synthesizer belonged to my father in law who was a professional musician. When he died, we inherited it. It has been sitting in our spare bedroom for 10 years. We have never used it other than to see how it worked when we first got it and then to see if it worked when we decided to sell it. It works great and is in excellent condition.” Link
“AKAI AX60 Vintage analog VCO polysynth All voices and all keys, sliders, and functions work correctly. One of the plastic slider ‘caps’ (knobs?) is missing but the sliders are still there and function correctly. I just left out the slider I used least. This is a somewhat rare and unique vintage analog synth from AKAI and has a couple features, such as the filter FM, that allow it to sound much more agressive and edgy (if you want) than other six-voice analog polysynths of the day, such as the Juno series. Also rare for its time are the one-control-per-function control layout, externally syncable arpeggiator, polyphonic external inputs that can be mixed in with the internal analog synth oscillators, and real VCOs instead of DCOs. Look all photo you see caps I missing .” Link
“AKAI AX60 Vintage analog VCO polysynth All voices and all keys, sliders, and functions work correctly. One of the plastic slider ‘caps’ (knobs?) is missing but the sliders are still there and function correctly. I just left out the slider I used least.” Link
All voices and all keys, sliders, and functions work correctly. A couple of the plastic slider ‘caps’ (knobs?) are missing but the sliders are still there and function correctly. This is a somewhat rare and unique vintage analog synth from AKAI and has a couple features, such as the filter FM, that allow it to sound much more agressive and edgy (if you want) than other six-voice analog polysynths of the day, such as the Juno series. Also rare for its time are the one-control-per-function control layout, externally syncable arpeggiator, polyphonic external inputs that can be mixed in with the internal analog synth oscillators, and real VCOs instead of DCOs.” Link
I AM NOT A EXPERT SO I CANT SAY IF IT IS 100% OR NOT BUT SEEMS TO BE OK, SURE IS FUN TO PLAY!
OVERALL THE SYNTH IS IN PRETTY GOOD CONDITION, ONLY ONE PLASTIC SLIDE COVER MISSING AND ONE WHITE KEY HAS VERY SMALL CHIP ON THE BOTTOM PLASTIC DUE TO THE POWER CORD GETTING WEDGED UNDER IT.” Link
“All this equipment is in EXCELLENT shape. It has only been used in the studio. Never on the road. If you want that great 80′s synth sound, this is your new setup.” Link
” This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to stand out. The ultra rare Akai AX60 Analog Synth bundle. The only issues I’m aware of is the AX60 is missing a slider. This is a non gigged studio setup. The sampler uses hard to find Akai Quick Disks. This one comes 100 to get started with. Plus many are official Akai Samples. I’m also including the special hard to find 13 pin cable that lets the sampler use the analog filters of the AX60.
I turned on photo lights to to give you the most amount of detail of what you are buying. I tested the unit today and it works great. The sound is unlike anything you’ve ever heard. The analog filters blending with the low-fi sampling is amazing.
This is how they work.
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The set includes
Akai MD280 Disk Drive
Akai ME10D Midi Digital Delay
Akai ME15F Midi Dynamics Controller
Akai ME20A Midi Sequence Arpegiator
Akai Quick Disks 100 Pro Samples” Link
I am the second owner, the Akai has been used in my studio since the late 90′s.
The condition is great, very few blemishes, several scratches under the keyboard on the chassis from moving from stands over the years. Flew blemishes on the face plate, one touch up by the wave shape window. It is is full functioning condition but does have some dusty sliders, they always worked themselves out when it is being used, but if it were my only synth I would clean a few of them. It has been in my smoke free studio and on many recordings. This synth that stands out for its very unique sound, split mode and of being the last VCO polysynth of that era. I hate selling it but I have enough recordings of it to feel good about someone else owning it. There is a good chance that I will buy another one day.” Link
“This ax 60 keyboard has been sitting in a garage in a case for 20 years not used much does need to be cleaned up. seems to be in full working order” Link
“In good condition. Price negotiable within reason.” Link
“1985 Polyphonic analog synthesizer. Sounds great! This is totally functional and except for some scratches its in GREAT shape for it’s age.” Link
Great Fat analog sound !!
Included the hard to find Sampler 1/4 inch cable connector to run any audio thru the filter and modify sound through the AX60 !!
Great working condition! Sound great !
Good cosmetic condition, shows normal wear,
keys have some kind of paint stains dots but do not affect functionality check picks” Link
” *MINT* Akai AX60 polysynth with original box and manual. This is a total collector’s piece, it even has all the original patches on it. Other than a few very minor surface scuffs I can’t find a blemish on it, it looks great and sounds even better. Does all of the warm analog sounds from the 80s, and can send and receive MIDI so it can fit into a modern studio production using almost any software: Ableton Live, Reason, Sonar, Logic, Garageband etc. etc. Don’t miss out on this one time opportunity at a rare, mint analog synth…. ” Link