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Fairlight CMI Computer Musical Instrument Series II

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    Description
    In 1982 Fairlight introduced the Series II CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) with needed improvements over the CMI Series I such as a variable sampling rate up to 35 kHz over the Series I's 25 kHz limit. The software for the instrument was also improved but it still has the 8 bit audio limitation of the previous model.

    Inside the Fairlight case are 8 Smart Audio cards with 16 kb of RAM however all samples are of the same length once loaded. A Low Pass Filter is used to cover the "scratchy" artifact noise that early sampling presented.

    In 1983 Fairlight introduced a MIDI upgrade to the system and called System IIx. Other than the MIDI feature the unit remained the same with the added benefit of MIDI.

    Fairlight Instruments Pty Ltd was established by Peter Vogel and Kim Ryrie in 1975. They produced one of the World's first Digital Audio Workstation Samplers. The Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument. The history of the company began when Fairlight Instruments Pty Ltd was established by Peter Vogel and Kim Ryrie in 1975. They produced one of the World's first Digital Audio Workstation Samplers. The Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Sampling
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 8
    Waveforms: User Drawn
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Input, Keyboard
    Sampling: 8 bit, 36 kHz
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filters
    Filters: 1
    Types: Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Notes:
    Basic Low Pass Filter implemented to filter out noise and artifacts.
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 16
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 1
    Storage: Hard Drive, Tape
    Editing: CV
    Sequencer
    3 CAPS (Composer, Arranger, Performer Sequencer) 80-track polyphonic sequencer

    MCL (Music Composition Language) text Based Step Sequencer

    Rhythm Sequencer (Drum Machine Style Sequencer)
    Case
    Case: Keyboard, Software
    Case Details: Heavy Duty Contruction
    Keyboard: 73 keys
    Controls: Buttons, Faders
    Display Count H: 512
    Display Count V: 256
    Display Notes: Included PC monitor with system
    Weight: 80 lbs.
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Audio Output Count: 1
    Inputs: 1/4" input
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT
    Control Features: CV Gate is optional
    Production
    Year Released: 1982
    Year Discontinued: 1985
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.fairlightinstruments.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $33,000 - convert
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