Akai VX600

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The VX600 is a unique and compact analog synthesizer produced by the sampler-meisters at Akai. It's a six-voice synth with two analog VCOs per voice. This will give you some pretty thick and rich analog bass, pads, strings and so on. A very flexible Modulation Matrix allows you to route waveforms from each of the VCOs through the various edit functions. There is a lowpass resonant filter, a highpass filter, two LFOs, three envelope generators, two external sound inputs and more.

The VX600's patch memory stores over 100 patches, each of which can contain key group splits, MIDI info and voice allocation. Add classic analog performance modes such as unison, stacked mono and a new six-part multitimbral mode and you've got yourself some thick and full analog sounds! Its MIDI implementation allows for seamless integration into any MIDI studio. Additionally, a dedicated connector jack allows direct connection to the EVI1000 and EWI1000 wind synthesizers and a 13-pin DIN connector gives six individual voice outputs. Quite a powerful little beast!

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16 Visitor comments
chris gaskell
October 30, 2012 @ 12:40 am
AKAI VX 600, basically mint condition inside and out, flawless working order, MONSTER machine dont be fooled by the knockers...only selling due to being offered a rare Russian Estradin synth, link to ebay auction or pvte message me
Ebay link to ad; http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/181011826150?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3 984.m1555.l2649
September 20, 2012 @ 9:25 am
This looks really amazing, sounds awesome too. The only problem is that there are none on eBay. Where would I find something like this?
sAvas Audiophonic
January 6, 2012 @ 11:30 pm
Thank jexus show us this beautifull instrument.. (check out the 2nd vid.) Hope one day ill trip with this spaceship.
December 28, 2011 @ 12:34 am
At first I had an infatuation with the idea of this synth, then after getting it I felt like it was a little tiresome to program patches that immediately sound pleasant. This synth's not my first choice for bread and butter sounds, far far away from my first choice for most things. BUT when you are tired of bread and butter sounds, enter the VX600! I'll describe it as a reverse hybrid synth due to it's VCO sound generation but pure software matrix control. Once you learn to use the VX600 software, out of this world moving sounds and sequences are possible but it requires programming endurance.
December 28, 2011 @ 12:14 am
I wish the links to those mods still worked! Please re-host them!!! Also, I'd like to find some more info on the modification for separate output jacks mounted to the back of the case, or at least finding out which type of plug the Atari monitor is so that it can be sourced straight up from mouser or digikey. Can anyone shed some light on these things for the few owners of this fantastic synthesizer?
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 6 voices
  • Oscillators - 12 osc. (2 per voice)
  • LFO - 2 LFOs per voice (various waveforms, speed, delay, depth)
  • Filter - Lowpass / Highpass filter w/ cutoff, resonance, pitch follow
  • VCA - FM: depth, destination & vca: level
  • Keyboard - 37 keys (velocity and aftertouch)
  • Memory - 50 sound library patches, 20 code memories, 40 programs, 10 packets + external memory cards available
  • Control - MIDI (6-parts)
  • Date Produced - 1988

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