24 Oct 2013

Importing wave files in the Fairlight C.M.I. Series II/IIx & other tricks

The availability of a Flash Drive Storage solution for the Fairlight C.M.I. has made it possible to transfer wave files between your Fairlight and a computer.

This tutorial is both for Mac and Windows users. But since I’m a Mac user this tutorial focusses more on the Mac experience.

Besides the instructions on how to import wave files you'll also find lots of other useful info for using the C.M.I. Flash Kit.

More info about The C.M.I. Flash Kit, including buying one, can be found here:

Click here to download the tutorial.

10 Jun 2013

Akai News Clip

From 1988 to 1993 Akai EMI Benelux released a Dutch newsletter for their Akai Professional users.

I've scanned my copies that they were so kind to send me at the time.
Click on an image below to download that issues as a PDF document.

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7 Mar 2013

Two is better than one.

2 x IIx.

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12 Jan 2013

Electronic Instrument Archive

This website is a treasure trove of synth brochures and ads.


8 Sep 2012

Emu SP-12 Turbo OS 2.6

Click here to download the EPROM images for v2.6 for the EMU SP-12 Turbo.
SP12A26.Bin is for a MBM27128-30 EPROM. It's the EPROM on the left below the power supply.
SP12B26.Bin is for a MBM2764-25 EPROM. It's EPROM on the right below the power supply.
Note: The images are from my machine. Apparantly my SP-12 (Serial# 826) has version B2 (see below). Use at your own risk!
And here is the official EMU service document that describes the 2.5 known bugs and 2.6 fixes

Update 15.05.2017

The checksum for the SP12A26.BIN image is E7AF
The checksum for the SP12B26.BIN image is 37D7

In response to a comment I've created a new image of my SP12A26.BIN EPROM (click here to download) to check if there's a problem with the original image files. However, I can confirm that the above mentioned checksum is correct and the same as the original image file.

Here's the verification result from my EPROM burner (15/05/2017):

9 Jul 2012

Fairlight Music Composition Language (M.C.L.) Reference Manual

I couldn't find a PDF version of this manual online. So I created it myself.
For your reading pleasure: The Fairlight Music Composition Language Reference Manual.

Download it here (PDF - 4.1MB)