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Fairlight CMI Review

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1981

Fairlight Series III

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1986

The Fairlight (in its previous Series II guise) was/is probably the most famous computer musical instrument in the world. Everybody knows the name, but few really know what its true capabilities are. Now there is a new breed of Fairlight, far more powerful and far more sophisticated than the old one ever was - the Series III. Richard Elen takes a look at the mind-boggling potential of this Rolls-Royce of sound sampling/synthesizing machines.

Fairlight Series III

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1986

Simon Trask takes the bull by the horns and previews the latest 16-bit, £60,000 version of the Fairlight CMI. Millionaires have never had it so good, and there's more to come from Australia...

We found these other (non-review) articles that are linked to this gear:-

Fairlight Explained - Part 8

Feature | Topic: Sampling, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1985

Another world first for E&MM: Jim Grant takes us through the creation of a sound without using the CMI's sampling facility.

Fairlight Goes MIDI

Feature | Topic: MIDI | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1985

At last, the CMI frees itself from the constraints of an analogue interface and starts talking MIDI. Paul Wiffen checks out the results.

Fairlight's Father - Part 2

Interview | Music Technology, Jun 1987
TechTalk: Kim Ryrie

Second and final part of our interview with Fairlight's co-founder. Simon Trask listens to what he has to say about the future of musical technology.

Fairlight's Father - Part 1

Interview | Music Technology, May 1987
TechTalk: Kim Ryrie

In an exclusive interview, the co-founder of the Fairlight company and father of the CMI talks about the machine's development, and outlines his plans for the future. Simon Trask pops the questions.

Out Of The Blue

Feature | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1983

The CMI and Blue Weaver

Synth Computers

Feature | Topic: Computing, Synthesis & Sound Design | One Two Testing, Nov 1982

INPUT: computer analysis/Fairlight/Emulator/PPG/Synclavier/edit and compare/explain FILE FOUND: guest reviewer/Tom Dolby... ASSIGN

The Fairlight Explained - Part 6

Feature | Topic: Sampling, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1985

After a two-month absence, Jim Grant returns to the fold with some notes on CMI waveforms, lightpens and interpolation.

The Fairlight Explained - Part 2

Feature | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1984

Second instalment of Jim Grant's five-year mission into the unknown, or what goes on inside the world's most popular computer music tool.



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