Can you solve the riddle of the mystery synth?

Can you solve the riddle of the mystery synth?

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  • Posted on September 18, 2013 - 8:52 am
  • By Rob Puricelli
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This was brought to my attention today by Peter Vogel. An individual by the name of “Audiö Hoarder” contacted Peter about a piece of gear he acquired that looked similar to some of the internals of a Fairlight CMI, but clearly wasn’t one. Here’s what they had to say about it… “It was bought from […]

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The Fairlight has arrived!

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So, the day came yesterday for me to collect the Fairlight CMI III and bring it home in preparation for its restoration. I had sourced a van to hire and being incredibly mindful of cost, decided to go for a “compact” van, namely a Ford Transit Connect. Not sure if that’ll mean much to anyone […]

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I’m getting a Fairlight!!!

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Ok, I can’t lie. So here’s the truth and the facts. Yes, I am getting a Fairlight. No, I won’t be owning it (not unless a rich uncle drops dead or a set of randomly chosen balls happens to match a set of numbers I picked at random) Yes, I will get to play with […]

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Get on the bus!

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  • Posted on March 5, 2013 - 10:00 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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To celebrate the release of the latest version of the CMI App from Peter Vogel Instruments, which includes support for the increasingly popular Audiobus system on iOS, Peter and his cohorts have cooked up a competition where the winner can take away a cash prize of $1000 AUD!! Here’s the skinny… “To celebrate the release […]

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Fairlight Instruments changes name

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  • Posted on July 2, 2012 - 9:23 am
  • By Failed Muso
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This statement was released by Fairlight Instruments Pty this morning… “A facelift for Fairlight Instruments Fairlight Instruments Pty Ltd is changing its name in anticipation of the release of some exciting new products. The new name, Peter Vogel Instruments, reflects the company’s transition from building on the past to inventing the future. I am delighted […]

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Refurbished Fairlight CMI IIx For Sale in Australia

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  • Posted on April 21, 2012 - 7:24 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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Two things are stopping me buying this. One, it’s in Australia. Two, I don’t have the necessary $7,950 AUD (£5,124). That said, this superb example of a CMI IIx has been fully restored by the legend that is Peter Wielk of Horizontal Productions in Australia. Peter has been working on Fairlights since his days working […]

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Fairlight CMI Series III in situ

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  • Posted on March 31, 2012 - 12:40 pm
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Here is the Series III Fairlight CMI, formerly owned by the Pet Shop Boys, in situ at it’s current home. This is the same SIII as featured in this post and sadly (for me), it’s looking like it will sell before I get down there to take video, pics and have a fiddle. However, the […]

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Richard Hilton meets the Fairlight CMI 30A

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  • Posted on March 17, 2012 - 1:00 am
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So there I was, like I am now, sat at my PC in my studio one Saturday night when I noticed some posts from my friend Rich Hilton. He’d been uploading some pictures of himself outside the Sydney Opera House and other such landmarks whilst on tour with Chic. Lovely, I thought and then, something […]

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Protected: The Fairlight QASAR & Trippy Norwegian/Australian Space Jazz

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  • Posted on March 17, 2012 - 12:02 am
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Vogel & Dolby. In the same room. Pass the tissues…

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  • Posted on February 29, 2012 - 12:17 pm
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I have no shame in declaring my deep love for Peter Vogel, co-inventor of the Fairlight CMI and present owner of Fairlight instruments and also of English musician extraordinaire, Thomas Dolby, who back in the day was one of the CMI’s biggest fans and most talented users. Currently, Peter is deep in the thick of […]

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