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by themilford
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)
Replies: 27
Views: 21415

Re: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)

Such a bummer. There is a lot that could be done to this synth that would take it to another level. I think a Dual mode like the AX73 is an obvious yes, because it can actually be done with some midi tricks, and sounds great. My main gripe, is that most don't know this but you can send midi out of ...
by themilford
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: The Idiosyncrasies of the Oberheim DSX.
Replies: 13
Views: 4321

Re: The Idiosyncrasies of the Oberheim DSX.

Hi Milford, You mentioned that the OB8 would trigger the CV'd synth on every 4-5 key presses only. If you put the Oberheim into Unison Mode, it will trigger an external mono CV perfectly. ps - are you still using ' the system' ? Cheers, Disco COmputer SOrry for the late replay. I was still using it...
by themilford
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)
Replies: 27
Views: 21415

Re: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)

Bump. Just wondering if there has been any movement on this.
by themilford
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.
Replies: 6
Views: 7271

Re: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Have you had any progress so far? I believe there was some software back in the day which allowed you to MIDI sysex-dump from those Akai samplers (S-612/S-700/X-7000) over to a computer (typically an Atari ST). Is that how you're going to build the library and convert the samples for other formats?...
by themilford
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.
Replies: 6
Views: 7271

Akai S612 Sound Library Archive Project.

Hey guys, No Talky, Long Time. I'm interested in acquiring the entire collection of Akai S612 sample library Quick Disks. I have a couple. I stupidly traded some away over the years... but because they are often mishandled and misidentified it's hard to source and purchase them. Sometimes a huge lot...
by themilford
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: WANTED: DX7 side panels
Replies: 4
Views: 5088

Re: WANTED: DX7 side panels

If you send me the old ones I can make new ones.
by themilford
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Gear Services & Other Goods
Topic: I've Got Wood Again!
Replies: 0
Views: 1328

I've Got Wood Again!

Well, after a break doing other things I'm back at woodworking. I have a bunch of panels in different stages of competition that are ready for purchase. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4652/24750549737_737404aaf4.jpg SCI Drumtraks $50 a pair. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4769/39618644831_2a241f0180...
by themilford
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)
Replies: 27
Views: 21415

Re: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)

I would like those links Rob. Thanks.

I too would not want to sacrifice S612 features.

I'm also willing to let you borrow my AX60 and s612 if it turns out I am closer. My ax60 is in the shop but as soon as it is back, let us know.
by themilford
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Source for AX60 Factory Sounds?
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: Source for AX60 Factory Sounds?

Well for starters the Service manual that is available online is almost illegible. I need to check voltages and they don't really give you much in the calibration procedure portion... and the voltages on the schematic are impossible to read
by themilford
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Source for AX60 Factory Sounds?
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: Source for AX60 Factory Sounds?

One more thing:

There has to be folks with factory cassettes out there... with more service notes documentation. People are either lazy or selfish, or both.
by themilford
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Source for AX60 Factory Sounds?
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: Source for AX60 Factory Sounds?

MP3: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5VDuFDSygLHOEdNR3BIeFdwZDQ <rant> This thread is seven years old and no one took the time to publicly post these? Apparently multiple people had them and yet... still ghosted. @themilford P.S. Incidentally, I'm working on an encoder/decoder for the tape out o...
by themilford
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Source for AX60 Factory Sounds?
Replies: 11
Views: 1699

Re: Source for AX60 Factory Sounds?

This still available? Can somebody post it or send it to me?
by themilford
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)
Replies: 27
Views: 21415

Re: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)

Thanks for your interest. Maybe it makes sense to just get a few very interested folks together to buy an AX60 and ship it to you. I would happily put $100-$200 into the project. Would you be happy getting an AX60 (and possibly an S612) for your efforts? Keeping (and even improving) S612 capabilitie...
by themilford
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)
Replies: 27
Views: 21415

Re: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)

If anyone has the AX73 or VX90 firmware (or any other brothers, sisters, cousins of that same Akai era) then I'd be interested in taking a look at those as well. The AX60 firmware I have access to is the latest 1.2 revision, but I'd welcome any previous versions -- just for the sake of comparison. ...
by themilford
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)
Replies: 27
Views: 21415

Re: Akai AX-60 Custom Firmware (Akai AX60)

I'm am in full support of this. There are a few quirks that would need to be dealt with straight away... such as the arp stopping when patches are changed, or the jumping pots when trying to make small adjustments. There are a few key features I would like to see: Dual mode (ala AX73), double/layere...