This official demo video, via FairlightInstruments, highlights the features of the Fairlight CMI iOS apps, and explains the differences between the standard and “Pro” versions.
These apps can be bought separately from the App store, or the Player version can be upgraded to Pro via an in-app purchase. The cost of the Player plus Pro upgrade is the same as buying the Pro in the first place, and functionality of the Player once upgraded is identical to the Pro.
The Fairlight app was met with a lot of skepticism from Synthtopia readers, when it was introduced. Some of this was because of the amount of hype building up to the app’s release, and some of it was because Fairlight didn’t do that great a job, at the time, of explaining what the different versions of the app can do.
It seems they’ve been listening, though. This video makes it a lot more clear what the Fairlight iOS app is compatible with, and which functions work in the standard & pro versions. Getting the 500 sounds of the Fairlight II for $10 seems like a steal. And the $50 pro version puts it in light with typical prices for desktop virtual instruments.
Check out the demo video and let us know what you think. Does the Fairlight app deserve another look?