25 Apr 2006

Fairlight keyboard signing by Peter Vogel

In via Peter Vogel on the Fairlight Forum:

"Last week I had the honour of affixing my signature to a Fairlight
keyboard which was on its way to the US to be auctioned as a fundraiser
for "Witness", a charity started by Peter Gabriel, which exposes human
rights abuses in countries that don't have free press.

The 43 white keys of the keyboard had previously been signed by
musicians who had prevsiously owned or used the Fairlight. It will be
auctioned in due course."

Clicking on the image will start the video (Quicktime, MP4) or you can dowload the video by clicking here.
The accompanying soundtrack is from a 1980s Fairlight demo cassette.

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18 Apr 2006

Trevor Horn on BBC Radio 2


The first in a series of one-off special BBC2 Radio programmes exploring the work of legendary record producers.

Lots of talk about the technology used on the Trevor Horn hit records (TR808, Lexicon, SSL, Fairlight,...) and interviews with artists, engineers and producers. Highly interesting.

Clicking on the picture takes you to the radio program.

14 Apr 2006

Discovering Electronic Music part 2

Part 2 of an educational film from 1983 describing some of the history and tools of electronic music.

Discovering Electronic Music part 1

Part 1 of an educational film from 1983 describing some of the history and tools of electronic music.
Highly interesting for analogue modular gear spotters.

Discovering Electronic Music - The Fairlight CMI

An educational film from 1983 describing some of the history and tools of electronic music.
This is part 3 with a focus on the Fairlight CMI.



I've mirrored this clip here in MP4.

11 Apr 2006

Jean-Michel Jarre Studio 1986


This time it's Jean-Michel Jarre showing of his studio. This video was shot in 1986.

We get to see Jarre creating a water sound on the Arp2600 and we'll hear an original recording that was used to create part of the track Ethnicolor I using the Fairlight CMI.

You can download the video (Quicktime MP4) by clicking on the image or here.