30 years ago Peter Vogel and company started what has become the computer-based music production industry with the Fairlight CMI. Today celebrating that anniversary Peter is bringing back the Fairlight CMI-30A.
Fairlight Original vs New
Peter Vogel demos the Fairlight CMI-30A @ NAMM 2011
Interview with Peter Vogel re Fairlight CMI-30A @ NAMM 2011
The Fairlight dominated the hit songs of the 1980's through 1990's and cost about the same as the average house. It's amazing to think that the same money as the Fairlight cost in 1982 converted to 2011 dollars would buy you FL Studio + ultra-fast PC (1000's of times more powerful) AND enough money left over to build a real recording studio to put it all in :)
Hats off to Peter & Fairlight for bringing the CMI back.
...and finally, the Fairlight iPad app!
Cool! Must HAVE!