To celebrate the release of the Audiobus-capable version of CMI Pro, Peter Vogel Instruments has announced the CMI on the Bus competition:
We’re offering $1,000 cash prize for the most creative track made using the CMI app connected with other apps through Audiobus.
To enter the competition, create a video and upload it to YouTube. The video must include at least:
Music composed by you and performed on the CMI app using Audiobus. It can use a sequence or live playing or both.
Footage of you using the app on a bus of your choice.
You are encouraged to include some explanation or exposition of the creative process on your YouTube posting. Collaboration with other musicians is also a plus.
Entries must be submitted by 17:00 (AEST), 30th April, 2013. See the Peter Vogel site for details.
This is a review of UVI’s Darklight IIx – a virtual instrument inspired by the classic Fairlight CMI – via FM’s Rob Puricelli:
For $199, the UVI Darklight IIx library gives you a wealth of useable sounds from a Fairlight, enough power to shape yet more sounds for your own use and a lovely retro style interface that evokes a pleasant sense of Aussie sampler-based nostalgia. It is not an accurate Fairlight clone, doesn’t claim to be yet satisfies the most ardent fan of the sound of the Fairlight.
UVI has introduced DarkLight IIx, a new virtual instrument inspired by the most iconic synths of the 80’s, the Fairlight Computer Music Instrument.
Here’s what UVI has to say about their new virtual take on the Fairlight CMI:
We took our obsession to the next level, creating a complete set of instruments, sounds and sonic tools deeply inspired by the original digital monster. A unique, hybrid process of exhaustive multi-sampling, analysis, and advanced audio processing allowed us to not only capture the original character of this machine but to enhance its ability with a host of today’s most powerful analog modeled filters, LFOs, envelopes and effects–packaged beautifully in an old-school interface.