27 Jan 2011

Fairlight @ Failedmuso.com

Check out Rob's excellent blog at http://www.failedmuso.com/blog/?tag=fairlight for a nice collection of Fairlight related posts with lots of NAMM 2011 videos.

16 Jan 2011

Interview with Peter Vogel - Namm 2011 Fairlight CMI-30A

(Via Peter K. on the Yahoo Fairlight Forum)

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13 Jan 2011

Fairlight CMI-30A Press release and NAMM flyer
Click here for the press release.
Click here for the NAMM 2011 flyer.

More info at www.fairlightinstruments.com.au

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3 Jan 2011

First sounds from the CMI-30A
Peter Vogel has posted the first sounds of the new CMI-30A. These sounds hightlight the new 'brew' function. To quote Peter:

"One of these is the ability to 'brew' two or more sounds together, such that they take on each other's flavours. Technically, this is an extension of convolution, which is a method for creating reverberation or ambience."

OOH and a Trumpet just mixed
Here is the 30A's brew: OOH and Trumpet brew

A couple of other examples of the new Fairlight Brews:

Grunt and Piano brew
Truly a piano with grunt!

Shaker and Drum brew
(Try to imagine what this instrument looks like)

Cello and racing car brew
(Imagine a symphony orchestra string section packed into a racing car, approaching then receeding into the distance).

Click here for the post on the Fairlight Instruments forum including the samples.

Here's a close up of the keypad on the new Fairlight keyboard. It's in fact an iPhone docking station.

These are again exciting times in the world of sampling.

2 Jan 2011

First picture of the new CMI-30A
From the Fairlight forum:

Peter Vogel and the Fairlight Family are proud to announce the arrival of the first CMI-30A. Our new baby has already left the nest and is currently winging its way to the US in readiness for a first performance at NAMM. Its parents are recovering well and are looking forward to receiving visitors in the near future.

Here are a couple of early pics, but more baby photos and recordings of first words will be posted in time. We thank our friends and loved ones for their support during the gestation period.

Happy New Year and Happy Fairlight!

Source: Forum at Fairlightinstruments.com.au

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