The Peter Vogel’s web site, one of the founding members of Fairlight Instruments with Kim Ryrie
One of the first sites about the Fairlight
Klaus Michael Indlekofer’s web site. A comprehensive and very technical section on the different Fairlight models
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.
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.
Trevor Marshall is the creator of the ETI3600 and 4600.
Tony Furse’s archives available at the Powerhouse Museum in Australia. Very complete biography of Tony Furse
Adrian S. Bruce’s web site (a former Fairlight employee)
Klaus Michael Indlekofer’s utility program to access to Fairlight QDOS, OS-9 RBF, and MDR-DOS image files and devices
Mirjam van Kerkwijk’s web site with excellent interviews of people related to Fairlight
Norman Leete’s article from the British magazine Sound On Sound about the Fairlight CMI
John Twyman’s thesis – University of Sydney – 2004
Very complete article by Robert Fink on the sample ORCH5 (or ORCH2 depending on the library version), 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), from the recording conducted by Josef Krips
Another famous sample from the original Fairlight sound library (SARARR or ARR1 depending on the library version) whose genesis is explained by its creator, Tom Stewart
Article and playlist published on the National Science and Media Museum blog (Bradford, UK)
Two articles by Tomás Mulcahy
About the LOSTR2 sample
Sounds used by Kate Bush
Carl Jakobsson’s web site, offering a database of downloadable sounds in various formats, as well as several conversion utilities