Not much to add to the video, so sit back and enjoy and try and stay awake!!
Apologies for the title, especially to Ian, if by some chance he is following the progress of my restoration of his old Fairlight, but all is explained in the video below, which I shot the other day as I began work on restoring the music keyboard of the Series III CMI that I have here. […]
I know, I know!! It’s been ages since any kind of update on the Fairlight restoration. I have good reason, having recently moved house. That whole process takes time (and money) and today I finally managed to open up the flight cases and bring the beast upstairs to my new studio. So, it’s in my […]
Well, it’s all gone a bit quiet on the Fairlight restoration front, so I just wanted to give you a brief update, for those that are curious. Basically, as I detailed earlier, we discovered that the mainframe was suffering from some stability issues in as much as it would intermittently boot up, and at other […]
After a couple of successful stints on the MSI Labs podcast, Ian and Rich were very kind to ask me to do an interview for them, to which I happily obliged. Here is the result!
Since picking up the Fairlight, I’ve not had much time to do anything to it, what with work and then having two weeks vacation. Similarly, my ‘supervisor’, the Fairlight Grand Master, Peter Wielk, has been globe trotting, primarily in America (New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco). You will have seen that a box of […]
On Thursday, I received a letter from Parcel’Farce’, a parcel courier here in the UK, informing me that Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs had decided to levy import VAT on a parcel from Australia. One the one hand, I was delighted as this was a major step towards firing up the CMI. On the other […]
Here are a few pictures of the various disks and datasettes that came with the Series III. Looking closely at the titles, there is definitely some intriguing stuff contained in here. All disks and tapes look in great condition. Let’s hope that nothing has become magnetically damaged.
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 […]
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 […]