In this interview, Axel Hartmann talks about how he got into the industrial design of synthesizers, his thoughts on what makes a great synth design and the stories behind some of his best-known creations.… Read More Axel Hartmann On The Art Of Synth Design
Australian technology development company Fairlight.AU has announced that it is actively seeking a buyer for its Professional Audio technology.… Read More Fairlight Puts Its Audio Technology Business Up For Sale
Peter Vogel Instruments has released an updated version of its CMI Pro for iPad. New in CMI Pro 2.0 are 64-bit compatibility, Audiobus 2.1.5 support and the Page 6 waveform editor. Here’s what’s new in CMI Pro v2:
Nord has announced a major addition to the Nord Sample Library, the sounds of the legendary Fairlight digital sampler. The Fairlight was the first commercially available polyphonic sampler when launched back in 1979 and it opened up the doors of sampling to many artists and producer during the 80’s.
Got $12K to drop on a old synth? A Fairlight CMI III, described as belonging to “Boris Blank, the musical part of Swiss band Yello”, is currently listed for sale by Horizontal Productions on eBay. Here’s what the listing has to say about the Fairlight:
This video captures a short presentation by Peter Vogel Instruments’ Graeme Renaud on the Fairlight CMI 30-A. While the focus is on the new CMI 30-A, Renaud also discusses some of the history of the Fairlight CMI and how the technology of the time affected the instruments sound.