Published on Mar 15, 2019 zack dagoba

“Here is a quick video of me programming a sequence on the Firelight, using the built-in sequencing programme, called “PAGE R”

First I created 4 sounds by drawing harmonic waveforms in “PAGE 4”. This was only possible because I got a USB mouse converter for the CMI from Joe Britt (as my Fairlight light-pen isn’t working at the moment)

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Published on Mar 7, 2019 zack dagoba

“Sampling a Firelight CMI with an Akai S612!

See https://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot…”

UVI’s Darklight IIx virtual instrument suite is 60% OFF through March 11th

UVI Darklight IIx 60 OFF sale

UVI has launched a sale on the Darklight IIx virtual instrument collection, offering a 60% discount on the synthesizer, drum machine and multi-phraser inspired by the Fairlight CMI IIx. Darklight IIx comes with a wide variety of sounds with the true vintage grit of the original machine and a modern UI and controls that allow […]

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Published on Feb 21, 2019 zack dagoba

“I got my Firelight back! We are reunited at last! It needs some work, but its sounding good already. Here are some abstract tones. See https://myblogitsfullofstars.blogspot… for more”


Published on Feb 16, 2019 100 Things I Do

“I started filming this one using the Ensoniq Mirage but I knew if I released this clip in that form all I would get is questions as to why I did not use the Fairlight!

So here it is, playing with some of the sounds from JJ Jeczalik’s art of sampling! I used to listen to the Art of Noise records back in the 80’s with wonder of how magical and

How the Terminator 2 Music Was Made

Published on Feb 13, 2019 Alex Ball

“This is a reworking of a video I originally uploaded in August 2018. It was by far the most popular video on my channel for the very brief period it was online. Unfortunately it got a global block from the film studio for including visual material from the film, which they’re obviously entitled to do.

As a lot of work went into this video and my subscribers

Jean-Michel Jarre Fairlight Series III Overview

Published on Dec 30, 2018 DeftAudio

“Quick overview of ex-Jean-Michel Jarre’s Fairlight Series III.”

SAMPLIGHT 2X + VST (CMI IIX Emulation) quick preview

Published on Dec 15, 2018 Aly James

“Short preview of my upcoming SamPlight 2X+ VST which accurately model the whole Fairlight CMI IIX
The playing itself involves 16 Times oversampling and zero interpolation + analog circuit emulation.
All the quirks of the original are there, including some “JUSTIFY” glitches, loop points scanning artefacts etc..There were some refinement on the usability but

Crockett’s Theme lead

Published on Nov 25, 2018 SynthMania

“The wonderful, wonderful Crockett’s Theme by Jan Hammer is one of the most memorable ’80s songs. A viewer request asked to investigate on the lead sound for the theme, and after some sound test I MIDI’ed together the Fairlight IIx ARR1 vox and the Yamaha DX7 Harp 2 patch.”

Roland Jupiter 8 | First Contact

Published on Oct 20, 2018 Alex Ball

“Whilst I was recording the Prophet T8 for the documentary I quickly put down some Jupiter 8 as it was the first time I’ve ever seen one. I brought the audio and video back and built more stuff around it and this is the result.

I’m planning to do a bigger Roland thing with a more detailed look at these icons, but in the meantime, this is a first sketch; a