CRT for Fairlight CMI 1 II IIX

via this auction

“The first four photos are the NEW CRT available in this listing and the last two photos are of two 30+ year old CRTs that I replaced

**This listing is for the CRT tube only. The monitor housing and light pen are not included. Swapping out the CRT tube in your Fairlight monitor is a pretty straight forward process. No soldering is required. All you need to do is discharge the

Arturia CMI V Demo

Published on Dec 26, 2019 once upon a synth

“This is a no-talking demo of the Arturia CMI V VST synth. This is based on the Fairlight CMI which was a sampler and synthesizer from 1979.”

Steve Levine | Revisiting New Wave with V Collection

Published on Nov 28, 2019 Arturia

Arturia V Collection on Amazon

“No one starts by producing records for Culture Club and The Beach Boys straight away, but Levine’s humble beginnings as a tape-op and tea boy and CBS Studios in the mid-70s put him at the right place, at the right time to witness an amazing change happen in the industry.”

SynthFest UK 2019 – Seminars

Published on Nov 5, 2019 Sound On Sound magazine


1. SynthFest UK 2019 Seminar – Fairlight CMI @ 40 with Rob Puricelli
2. SynthFest UK 2019 Seminar – Getting Started With Modular by Robin Vincent.
3. SynthFest UK 2019 – A Guy Called Gerald
4. SynthFest UK 2019 – Composing With Tape with Marta Salogni

Arturia Fairlight CMI drumloop re-synthesis

Published on Sep 1, 2019 Empty Vessel

“Just a quick play with one of the loops from the Reverb drum machine giveaway inside Arturia’s CMI recreation. Similar to what I love about old hardware samplers, sometimes the results once interpreted by the sampler and pitched around are quite unexpected.”

BeatSkillz Retro Hit 80s inspired drum plugin on sale for $9 USD!

BeatSkillz Retro Hit

Plugin Boutique has announced an exclusive sale on Retro Hit by BeatSkillz, offering a huge 80% discount on the drum instrument plugin that comes with over 600 drum hits inspired by the pop/dance and rock sound of popular bands and artists from the 1980s. The plugin brings the sounds of vintage drum machines such as […]

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CMI Fairlight Series III MFX-2 Sampling Unit SN CMI 019

via this auction

“Fairlight Series III MFX-2 sampling unit w/latest software

and latest hardware updates from 1992…

16-channel sampling plus 24-track hard disk recording

on one machine…

32MB RAM!! fitted on one card (Peter Wielk-option)

(instead of 7 RAM cards 2MB each=14MB=factory specs)

this custom upgrade makes the machine run awesome cool…

SD-card option: 16GB SD-card quadruple

Trevor Horn – The Art of Record Production

Published on May 1, 2019 Sound On Sound magazine

LinnDrum, Minimoog, Fairlight (80 grand – he was one of the first 10 owners)

“Trevor Horn is one of the worlds most successful and innovative producers, sometimes referred to as the man who invented the 80’s. We talk to Trevor and get some great stories from his past and present, as well as learn about the techniques used in some of his earlier

The Fairlight CMI Project Part 1

Published on Apr 8, 2019 100 Things I Do

“As promised, this year I am going to try adding some new types of content. I hope this one will be of interest to people. I have been playing with the idea of creating a full album composed mostly on the Fairlight CMI including original factory sounds. I have kept this clip to the normal 5 minutes but I’m happy to extend this out up to 20 minutes per