Akai AX-60

“Up for sale is our Akai AX60 polysynth upgraded with the essential Tauntek OS.

The new OS adds a number of enhancements to the synth. These include:

1) MIDI Sysex patch save and restore – saves or restores all patches in one operation (tape save/load works as before)

2) MIDI CC parameter changes are now supported

3) Non-volatile storage of MIDI channel setting and current patch

4) Slider code modified for smooth potentiometer operation.

5) Adjustable Unison de-tune feature. (Not active in split mode) (can be disabled)

6) Random arpeggiator mode instead of “play all notes” mode (can be disabled)

7) Arpeggiator up/down mode which doesn’t repeat the top and bottom keys (can be disabled)

8) Slow LFO mode which halves the frequency over the entire range of the LFO (can be disabled)

9) VCF resonance slider taper mod to move oscillation point up (overall range is not changed) (can be disabled)

10) ADSR slider tapers mod to increase effect in the lower part (overall range is not changed) (can be disabled)

11) MIDI clocking of arpeggiator with choice of 48,24,12, or 6 PPQ (can be disabled for internal or 1/4″ jack clocking)

12) Sustain mode can be activated using Arp Hold switch

13) MIDI Note velocity added to VCA EG Depth setting mode (but new setting also affects notes played on AX60, can be disabled)

The synth is fully tested and working as it should be. Recently serviced, work included replacing all the front panel tact switches, installing a new memory battery, lubing potentiometers.

Cosmetic condition overall is excellent. There are some marks and blemishes to the panel, the keys are nice clean, side panels in good condition.

The synth is a 100v model so a step down trandformer may be required depending on your location.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai AX-60

“Unit powers on and produces sound but 4 of the keys (marked in picture #7 with a white sticker (G#, C#, D, E)) are unresponsive. Middle D# has a bend to the left and middle F# is bent forward but both keys still function. Knobs and sliders all seem to function properly. Comes with a soft gig bag.”
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Akai AX-60

“NOT A NEW SYNTH. Yes it works. everything on it works. There are signs of wear. Couple little paint spots on the back of case? not sure if it will come off might be able to rub some paint remover on it or something. Looks like it would come off. Couple scratches on the back. Top left and corner VERY small dent (all pictured) This thing is built like a tank. Solid. All keys work, all sliders all knobs all work. Feel free to shoot me a message. NO RETURNS> sold as-is ANY DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE. used for a long time. Just running out of room and getting out of it. Good sounding synth HUGE resonance. Pitch wheel and mod wheel both work just like they should. Manual comes with it. Plug is original and non damage. Other than a few cosmetics in good shape. PLEASE review pictures carefully as they are part of description. Will be packaged well with LOTS of bubble wrap. Thank YOU. and good luck.”
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Akai AX60

” Sad to be selling the first synth i ever owned but it just doesn’t get used enough to justify keeping it anymore. It is in great working condition, I had it serviced a couple years ago. All tact switches replaced, and calibrated. All voices are working as they should. It’s got a killer filter that has crazy resonance. If you have an Akai S612 you can use the voice in to process that though the filters and envelopes of the AX60. Physically it is in good shape, not shop fresh but in good condition for its 35 years, all keys play fine. I have had it in my smoke free, pet free home studio for the whole time I have owned it.” Click here to visit listing on eBay

Akai AX-60

“I am second owner, have maintained operating condition for over 20 years, recently replaced numerous microswitches and cleaned key contacts and slider pots.

Cosmetically it is fine, scratches, scuffs and some stains on front panels. Keys in great shape.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX60

“Akai AX60 for sale. sn x1979
Fully serviced by professionals and working great.

We got this unit from its original owner who took great care of it. It came to us in full working order, but we replaced the battery and cleaned up the volume pot.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX-60

“Akai AX60 Analog Synthesizer. Condition is “Used”. In good condition for its age – I’m not an expert on old Akais, however, so sale is As Is. This line was Akai’s answer to Roland’s Juno series. Will be professionally packed.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX-60

“After owning this great synth for roughly two years and making some fun noodles, I’m letting go of this rare Akai AX60 vintage analog synthesizer poly-synth. All functions work, all the sliders are there and there are no damages from drops or scratches. Power connection and cable are both in perfect condition with no showing of surge damage. Video below will show sound and function and my peasant level synth programing.

Feel free to make offers or ask for additional photos or videos. Previous owner used 3M wall strips to attach the shown rack knobs. I have not tried to remove them but should come off with a plastic safe solvent. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX60

“Akai AX60 Analog Synthesizer.
I’m selling my Akai AX60. Its in great working condition and sounds great! The Akai AX60 is among some of the last true analog polysynths of the mid-eighties. It is a programmable six-voice synth with a nice LFO, lowpass (VCF) filter, envelope sections, and more. Its ideal for lo-fi vintage synth pads in production settings.
Condition is Used. Shipped with FedEx SmartPost. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX60

“Akai AX 60
Vintage Analog 6-Voice Programmable Polyphonic Synthesizer
Upgraded with Version 1.2 Operating System

Very Rare Akai Synth.

good condition – all working.
Includes Original Owners Manual, Service Manual, and Parts Price List.
Anvil Forge II Hard Case also included. ”
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Akai AX-60

“For sale is my beloved AKAI AX 60.

I love its analog sound, better than the Junos and Jupiter IMO. Sadly I have no time or skills to service this baby so I guess I’m going digital. All keys, sliders and buttons work, with the following exceptions:

The note sustain on the Envelope Generator seems to be permanently routed to pitch. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s probably a faulty capacitor but as I said I don’t have the knowledge to know which one. The way I used to overcome this was by using a sustain pedal and activating the VCA gate. I recorded a small video to demonstrate this behavior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYb_Eh4b-MU&feature=youtu.be

It could use new switches on the preset buttons (number 4 on the second row doesn’t work sometimes).

It’s missing two slider knobs.

Aside from that, it’s in good condition. ALL VOICE CHIPS WORK AND STAY IN TUNE. ”
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Akai AX60

“This has been hooked up and played. That’s all I know. My son’s band used it for a few summers a few years ago and it worked fine but I’m not a musician so I couldn’t tell you if the B key is flat or whatever is off. There are no broken knobs, keys, etc. No dents. See photos.” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX60

“This synth sounds great! Classic sounds, from a classic time. The low C and the second F# do not make sound. They may just need cleaned. Otherwise the board is working perfectly. It has some scuffs and scrapes, it is not perfect. But its in good cosmetic condition.”
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Akai AX-60

“This is an Akai AX-60 analog VCO based 6 voice synthesizer!! It is in excellent condition and sounds fantastic! It has a huge bass-end without any editing!
It has been in my studio for years and well cared for!” Click here to search for synths on eBay

Akai AX60

“This synthesizer is selling “For parts or not working” because it does not work. There is no sound output from any jack when tested with headphones, except for a faint hiss from the headphone jack. Moving the sliders does not change this. It is definitely broken. Consider this item for parts only. View photos for condition. ” Click here to search for synths on eBay