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Post by Box » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:35 pm

I'm looking into buying an Akai AX-80 but I can't get definite answer as to if it uses VCO or DCO. Synthmuseum says it is VCO but other sites say DCO. Does anyone happen to know the real answer? Reason this is important is that I'm looking for a VCO synth and not another DCO.

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Post by Dirk » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:49 pm

The AX-80 has DCO's.
The AX-60 has VCO's.
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Post by maindeglorie » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:51 pm

I'm almost certain that it's DCO. But those DCO's sound fantastic. Really thick. I think it goes like this: AX-60 - VCO, AX-73 - DCO, AX-80 - DCO. Be careful about the AX-80. It uses membrane switches and at some point, they will break. That's what happened to mine.

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Post by wiss » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:57 pm

ax60~6 voice 6 vco
ax73~6 voice 6 vco
ax80~8 voice 16 dco
ax90~8 voice 16 vco
vx90~6 voive 6 vco
vx600 6 voice, 6 multi-timbral 12 vco

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Post by adsr » Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:10 pm

its my understanding that the AX80 uses digitally-controlled analog oscillators, like the Juno-106. is that not right?
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Post by Box » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:14 pm

Ok, thanks everyone for clarifying. Haveing two sources tell you something completely differnt is extremely confusing. :P

I didn't know there was an AX-90... will have to look into it.
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Post by crystalmsc » Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:01 am

wiss wrote:ax90~8 voice 16 vco
vx600 6 voice, 6 multi-timbral 12 vco
I just notice about this..those are huge!
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Post by Jexus » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:33 pm

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Post by Box » Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:03 pm

Thanks Jexus for putting down the spoken truth. By the way I like what you did with the Akai on your site; h**l I like all that you do unless you start smashing stuff. :P
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Post by Jexus » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:08 pm

Box wrote:Thanks Jexus for putting down the spoken truth. By the way I like what you did with the Akai on your site; h**l I like all that you do unless you start smashing stuff. :P
All I smashed in my musical life was a guitar, a Yamaha PSS, a MICKEY keyboard, friend's nose, and some minor stuff... And as far as AX-80 is mentioned... The last weeks I've spent thinking which youtube demo to do next: AX-80 or Maxikorg... :roll: Yamaha DX-7 won :lol: But still, these two are waiting for the shooting as the two nearest ones in future planning.

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Post by shaft9000 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:40 pm

Jexus wrote:... The last weeks I've spent thinking which youtube demo to do next: AX-80 or Maxikorg... :roll: Yamaha DX-7 won :lol: But still, these two are waiting for the shooting as the two nearest ones in future planning.
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Post by maindeglorie » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:26 pm

maindeglorie wrote:Really thick.
You sure you're talking about an Akai AX-80 ?[/quote]

I coaxed some thick, low timbres outta mine! Can't speak for others. How much thicker can a digitally generated DCO get back then?

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Post by WDW » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:44 am

wiss wrote:ax90~8 voice 16 vco
I cannot seem to find anything about the Akai AX-90. Do you have any information on it?

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Post by wiss » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:35 am

WDW wrote:
wiss wrote:ax90~8 voice 16 vco
I cannot seem to find anything about the Akai AX-90. Do you have any information on it?

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the ax90 never went beyond the prototypes. very silimar in design as the AX80.

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