[NAMM] Fairlight CMI-30A
The Fairlight CMI returns. The prototype of the limited anniversary edition Fairlight CMI, the CMI- 30A, will be revealed at NAMM this week.
In its initial form, the CMI-30A replicates the functionality of the original Series II and Series III CMIs. The user experience is quite different from that of a conventional PC and mouse and like the original is based on a light pen which interacts directly with a screen, the company says.
This is what they had to say:
"The character of this new instrument is continuously variable in real time. As you crank up the 30A’s unique ‘goodness control’, the quality morphs from pristine 36 bit floating point fidelity into the soulful sound that made music history. Turn it up to 11 and it sounds more Fairlight than Fairlight – chock full of eighties goodness!"
Orders are now being taken for production units. Software development is continuing towards the release version which will deliver "a combination of classic Fairlight warmth and cutting edge processing power," according to the manufacturer. Optional software upgrades will be available.
Check out www.fairlightinstruments.com.au for more.
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