11 thoughts on “Fairlight CMI 30A First Look

  1. This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. No one will buy this. This is absolutely ridiculous. I can't even comment further as the idiocy of this machine debuting in 2011 has left me speechless.

  2. I don't think this is the 30A. It doesn't have the ipod dock.

    Oh wait, the 30A starts about 5 mins in. He also justifies why they designed it as it is.
    and complains about how hard it was to make the light pen instead of a touch screen. Personally i think they should have kept the ability to use it either way, but oh well.

  3. according to the video. They were apparently getting a lot of calls about repairs and whatnot, which they figured meant people were still using them, so they thought there would still be interest.

    I don't think many people would be willing to buy a new one for $20k if all they wanted to fix was a broken light pen. :/ I wish them the best though.

  4. You can't say 'no one will buy this'. There is always someone who will. The question is, will they sell enough to make a profit from it. Though considering the price tag, i wouldn't be surprised if selling just one is enough to cover their costs.

  5. A company shill dropped into another thread to claim that all 100 were sold for the initial shipment. Not sure I believe it, but I guess fool + money = parted.

  6. A mouse cursor, a glossy screen, and an iPod dock. Before it came out I thought the thing was really cool (apart from the price tag and the decision to only support a light pen, that is). Now, I'm not so sure. But I guess, if I had the disposable money and the space to put this thing I'd consider buying it. Or maybe rather buy an original Fairlight. I still think it's a great instrument and it deserves to be reiussed as it were. They've been doing it with guitars, why not for digital instruments?

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