Fairlight synthesizer creator Peter Vogel has posted his private collection of MP3s, featuring Fairlight demos, radio interviews and CMI pieces from the 80’s.
There are even a couple of recordings from the Fairlight CMI’s predecessor, the Qasar M8, designed by Tony Furse. The M8 did not use sampling, the sounds were generated by additive Fourier synthesis.
He calls the collection is personal Fairlight audio archives.
You can preview a few samples below, but check Peter’s site out!
The Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument is considered to have been the first polyphonic digital sampling synthesizer.