Akai VX 600 on ebay (not mine)

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Akai VX 600 on ebay (not mine)

Postby NYMo » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:06 pm

Hi there,

Just wanted to say Trevor Courtney's Akai VX 600 is up on Ebay for $1k BIN or auction.

These are pretty rare and pretty cool !

Don't you have one Steve ??

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/AKAI-VX600-CLASS ... |294%3A200

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Re: Akai VX 600 on ebay (not mine)

Postby tweakeasy » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:20 pm

Yeah that baby's in my watch list. Looks pretty clean. No way I'm going to be able to go for it though, other gear costs must be met!

Love the styling of that era of Akai. Boxy eighties off-colour fresh.
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Re: Akai VX 600 on ebay (not mine)

Postby rachelp » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:21 am

tweakeasy wrote: Boxy eighties off-colour fresh.


Like an analogue Volvo ;)


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Re: Akai VX 600 on ebay (not mine)

Postby tweakeasy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:52 am

rachelp wrote:Like an analogue Volvo ;)


Haha I love that!

Analogue Volvo: coolest sythpop/electro-dork band name ever?

I feel I'm going to have to name a track that at the very least, if you don't mind of course. ;)
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Postby Thirteen » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:02 am

I do have one, I finally got a RAM card for it courtesy of Innerclock, as that is the only way to save patches. I don't play it much, it is acting up a bit so I need to service it. I put a new backlight panel in earlier in the year, I want to sell or trade it but I just have to get around to pulling it out and finding out what's up with it, the computer keeps re-setting when it warms up.
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Postby tweakeasy » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:31 am

Thirteen wrote:I want to sell or trade it but I just have to get around to pulling it out and finding out what's up with it, the computer keeps re-setting when it warms up.


I would be interested further down the track when you've serviced it. (I'd bid on the one on eBay now but my funds are channeled elsewhere).
Please keep me in mind. :)
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Postby NYMo » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:03 am

Hi there,

HHHmmm.....pity about the problems....I had a S 612 ,S900, S1000, S1100, S 3200, S5000,S6000
and NEVER had any problems with them...in fact ...still got the S612 from 1985 !!
(and it works fine!)

I thought Akai were one of the good guys (meaning when i sold synths for 15 years
I can't remember ever sending an Akai back to Australis)

Ensoniq on the other hand....... ;-)

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Postby electrofetish » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:16 pm

NYMo wrote:Hi there,

HHHmmm.....pity about the problems....I had a S 612 ,S900, S1000, S1100, S 3200, S5000,S6000
and NEVER had any problems with them...in fact ...still got the S612 from 1985 !!
(and it works fine!)

I thought Akai were one of the good guys (meaning when i sold synths for 15 years
I can't remember ever sending an Akai back to Australis)

Ensoniq on the other hand....... ;-)

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still have my s612
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Postby Thirteen » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:03 pm

When I think of the absolute hell that the S1000's and MPC-60's went through year in-year out on the INXS world tours, they are amazingly tough. The MPC-60's were just unbreakable, and endured terrible power from generators at outdoor festivals, constant travel in trucks, and they just kept going.
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Postby NYMo » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:09 pm

Hi there,

Steve..did Andrew have all his Prophet 5 samples on there ?? ;-)

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Postby Thirteen » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:27 pm

Wow, that thing went for a lot of money. I better get mine out and dust it off and get it up there soon.
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Postby Thirteen » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:29 pm

NYMo wrote:Hi there,

Steve..did Andrew have all his Prophet 5 samples on there ?? ;-)

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Can't remember, it was so long ago, I don't think so, when we did songs like "The One Thing" we took a Prophet on the road. I did sample those sounds into the Korg Triton Extreme a few years back, and the samples sounded fantastic.
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Postby NYMo » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:24 pm

Hi there,

Typical f....in Ebay ..starts at $1k BIN and then some turkey bids at $600 and it ends at $1236 !!

Trevor must be laughing at the irony ;-)

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BTW I used to own one of Andrews Pro 5 (had all gthe Shabooh sounds in it)
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Postby tweakeasy » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:39 pm

$1236!!?? CRIKEY!

I thought around $800 - $850 max. I thought wrong.

Wonder if it's actually been bought to be played...
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