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Akai made proper analog synths? Oh yes they did!
Very few people seem to know that Akai made some pretty excellent synths back in the day, and not just samplers and MPCs. They didn't produce many, which makes them rare; and they don't have the status of competitors like the Roland Junos, which makes them affordable. If you find one, definitely take a look. What you'll find is a 6 voice analog poly synth with actual VCOs, lots of sliders, and arpeggiator and built-in chorus, basic MIDI capabilities and some pretty unique features. You can "split" two separate patches on the keyboard, and old Akai samplers (such as the s612) can be patched in to use as an additional oscillator. The sound is a bit more cutting than a Juno, closer to the sound of something like a Sequential Prophet 600 or Six Trax. You can make pads with it, but the synth shines in leads and weird effects, and can sound huge when all six voices are stacked in unison mode. Well worth searching out, and you can likely find one for under $500.