Fairlight Restoration – A Verbal Video Update!

Fairlight Restoration – A Verbal Video Update!

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Not much to add to the video, so sit back and enjoy and try and stay awake!!

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Ian Stanley’s Beard Scratchings

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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. […]

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Fairlight Re-installed!

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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 […]

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I’m Still Here…

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  • Posted on April 6, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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As is customary over the years, I occasionally “go dark” when it comes to this blog, much to my eternal shame. It is, however, never without good reason. I’ve just recently moved house, a massive upheaval as many of you will know, and I am now settling in nicely. I’ve also been flat out with […]

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Boris Blank’s Fairlight now on sale

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  • Posted on October 18, 2013 - 9:10 am
  • By Rob Puricelli
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As previously mentioned on this blog, my colleague, Peter Wielk, at Horizontal Productions is selling Boris Blank’s Fairlight CMI Series III and the beast is now on eBay with a starting price of $12,900 AUD (£7695 GBP). Here is the blurb, along with some pictures… http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boris-Blanks-Yello-Fairlight-CMI-III-Huge-Library-Fully-optioned-Warranty-/231075545023?pt=AU_Musical_Instruments_Instruments&hash=item35cd2cffbf Boris Blank’s (Yello) Fairlight CMI III. Huge Library! Fully […]

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Oh, ‘Yello’, it’s Boris Blank’s Fairlight!

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  • Posted on October 6, 2013 - 11:05 am
  • By Rob Puricelli
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Pardon the ‘News of the World’-esque headline.` This little beauty just turned up at Horizontal Productions and I thought I’d share it with you. You know, it’s often said that there isn’t a Fairlight out there that doesn’t have some kind of illustrious history, given that at the time, they were only afforded by the […]

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CMI Restoration – Quick Update

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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 […]

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Interviewed by MSI Labs

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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!

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It’s Alive!! Alive, I tells ya!!

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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 […]

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Fairlight Components Arrive!

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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 […]

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