Links

Peter vogel instruments

The Peter Vogel’s web site, one of the founding members of Fairlight Instruments with Kim Ryrie


The Holmes Page

One of the first sites about the Fairlight


K.M.I

Klaus Michael Indlekofer’s web site. A comprehensive and very technical section on the different Fairlight models


Mustudio

The site of my friend Jean-Bernard Emond, great specialist of Fairlight in France.
Jean-Bernard repairs any Fairlight model and offers, among other things, a Flash kit to replace one of the 8″ floppy disk drives with an SD card reader.


Virtual Music

Alexander Guelfenburg, located in Vienna, Austria, offers repair of the Fairlight CMI I, II and IIx, as well as an SD card kit, the Fairytale, as a replacement for floppy disk drives.
Sound banks are also available for download.


FOR THE LOVE OF THE FAIRLIGHT

Mirjam van Kerkwijk’s web site with excellent interviews of people related to Fairlight


Trevor Marshall’s web site

Trevor Marshall is the creator of the ETI3600 and 4600.


Guide to Qasar Tony Furse archive in the Powerhouse Museum

Tony Furse’s archives available at the Powerhouse Museum in Australia. Very complete biography of Tony Furse


Art & Technology

Adrian S. Bruce’s web site (a former Fairlight employee)


Sound On Sound

Norman Leete’s article from the British magazine Sound On Sound about the Fairlight CMI


The history of the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument

John Twyman’s thesis – University of Sydney – 2004


The story of ORCH5

Very complete article by Robert Fink on the sample ORCH5, probably the most famous sample of the original Fairlight sound library
This sample was made by David Vorhaus in 1979 from an excerpt from Stravinsky’s ballet The Firebird (Infernal Dance of All the Subjects of Kastchei).


THE FAIRLIGHT CMI: THE SECRET COMPOSER OF THE MUSIC YOU LOVE

Article and playlist published on the National Science and Media Museum blog (Bradford, UK)


Two articles by Tomás Mulcahy

Famous Samples Part 2: Fairlight Strings

About the LOSTR2 sample

Fairlight sounds

Sounds used by Kate Bush


Jörg Sigle’s Fairlight CMI II Restauration

Fairlight sound library database and utilities

Carl Jakobsson’s web site, offering a database of downloadable sounds in various formats, as well as several conversion utilities


cmios9

Klaus Michael Indlekofer’s utility program to access to Fairlight QDOS, OS-9 RBF, and MDR-DOS image files and devices


Facebook group Fairlight CMI