In 1982, the Fairlight CMI II, a slightly improved version of the CMI, was created.
The sampling rate turned from 24 to 32Khz, still in 8 bits.
The channel cards have been improved.
A MIDI card is available as an option.
But the main innovation was the inclusion of the Page R, created by Michael Carlos, the first sequencer with a graphic representation of the 8 tracks and notes. It was based on a system of patterns (sets of bars) that you could repeat, copy, paste … You could also quantify the notes. The Page R was a revolution in the use of sequencers. Some musicians bought a CMI only for this graphic sequencers.
Layout on the CMI-25 motherboard
|CMI-02||Master card: control of 8 channel cards, ADC sampling, timerfunctions for sequencer and MCL||1|
|CMI-01-A||Channel card with 16Kb waveform RAM|
CEM3320 (Rev 1 & 2) or SSM2045 (Rev 3 & 4) Filter
|3 to 10|
|CMI-07||Analog interface card (optional): 16 inputs/outputs to control analog synthesizers||11|
|Q096||64Kb system RAM card||13 to 15|
|Q032||Processor control card||16|
|Q026||Dual 6800 processors||17|
|QFC2||Floppy disk controller||18|
|Q025||16Kb video graphics RAM||20|