Akai VX90

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With an identical voice structure to the AX73, the VX90 is little more than a rack-mount version. It is a MIDI equipped six-voice analog synthesizer with advanced digital controls and functions. Like the AX73 it has an auto-tune function and a really nice VCF lowpass/hipass filter and envelope section. The VX90's memory capacity holds up to 100 patches. It can be played polyphonically or in a stacked unison mode for that thick lead sound for your rave and techno anthems. A really cool feature of the VX90 is that you can plug the Akai S-612, S-900 and S-950 samplers in to it and run their samples through the VX90's analog filter and envelope sections.

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16 Visitor comments
April 9, 2014 @ 5:44 pm
+ This synth sounds surprisingly good and versatile. Prophet 5 without sync.
+ S950 input makes this synth a true monster.

- No MIDI control
- No knobs

I have 2 units, both connected to S900 and S950.
September 25, 2013 @ 3:50 pm
Well... I am more confused... How can you edit a parameter from MIDI while the VX90 cannot accept any SYSEX messages? Please tell how you acheived this.
September 24, 2013 @ 7:25 pm
akai vx90 editor will come soon! no kidding!
August 12, 2013 @ 5:31 pm
The VX90 supports rudimentary MIDI messages, incuding Cc but no SYSEX at all for programming parameters nor dumping patches. See what I mean?
August 10, 2013 @ 4:13 pm
@christian: Um, it has MIDI, and MIDI-USB adapters exist. So does SysEx/CC. Boom, programming over MIDI.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 6 Voice
  • Oscillators - 6 VCOs (1 VCO per voice with saw, tri, pulse, saw+tri and noise)
  • LFO - Standard LFO
  • Filter - 1 24dB/oct resonant 4-pole filter with highpass
  • VCA - ADSR envelope generators
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 100 patches
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1986
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