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8-voice polyphonic analogue keyboard synthesizer.

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What would u suggest : akai AX60 or AX80 ?

Depends what you want to use it for. In most situations (leads, pads, SFX) I'd go with an AX80. Having owned an AX60 I can only say it would be superior for basses and possibly authentic "vintage-sounding" PWM strings. AX60 is a very nice sounding synth but only one osc per voice and no...

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Roland JD-XA,... WOWZA.

The sound of this reminds me somewhat of the Akai AX-80 I had, CEM, quite cold and brittle. But the Roland is a touch sweeter sounding (esp on the PWM parts), however it does still not sound anything like a fat dual osc 'flagship' analog, in fact I think it sounds less "analog" and...

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Characterizing the Chroma Polaris

...a five-years-dead thread to rant about a bunch of technical specs, some of which you got just plain wrong (AX-80 virtual analog? Polaris is DCO?, lolwut?) and complain about prices quoted half a decade ago. Not to mention you switch to talking about the 'Chroma' part way though which is quite a different...

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