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.
Aside from the aforementioned hairiness, the intoxicating smell of electronic components mixed with years of flight case storage is still a heady blend and still permeates the studio as I type this.
Hopefully, in collaboration with Peter, we will begin to make progress on getting this most iconic of keyboard controllers up and running again. It just doesn’t seem right, playing a Fairlight via a modern MIDI controller.
Anyway, enjoy the video. More to follow soon…