I’m Still Here…

I’m Still Here…

0
  • Posted on April 6, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
  • Posted in
1913481_676355449070513_305044757_o

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 […]

Read more

Roger Doyle – Fairlight Memories

1
  • Posted on November 13, 2013 - 10:47 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
  • Posted in
0000643006_10

You know how it is. You’re sat there, drinking tea and eating toast with Marmite, casually surfing the web whilst watching another episode of Breaking Bad (yes, I know, I was late to THAT particular game!) when you eventually end up on eBay. Every now and again, I’ll just type in some regular search terms […]

Read more

Someone has returned to the scene of the crime…

2
  • Posted on October 15, 2013 - 8:21 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
  • Posted in
1401389_10151995866494714_828994557_o

Just a quick post to share a couple of pictures of a Fairlight CMI IIx at Sarm Studios. 30 years ago, this would’ve been a fairly unremarkable sight, but these pictures were taken today! Can’t say much more at this moment in time, but more details will follow Pictures courtesy of Ian Peel at SPZ. […]

Read more

Flash Drive Upgrade Kit for Fairlight CMI I, II, IIx & III

4
  • Posted on September 5, 2013 - 9:35 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
  • Posted in
Fairlight_CMI_Flash-Kit-p

As I am becoming increasingly aware with my work restoring a Series III Fairlight CMI, probably the weakest link in its chain is its storage method, I.E. its disk drives. The first two series of the CMI relied on 8″ floppy disk drives. Back then, these were current technology, but they were still fragile and […]

Read more

Peter Gabriel – The Making of PG4 (Security)

0
  • Posted on August 15, 2013 - 1:20 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
  • Posted in
pg4

Besides being a musical genius, former frontman of Genesis and all round world music champion, Peter Gabriel was also one of the first to fully exploit the Fairlight CMI in a successful way. It’s almost as if the machine was designed for someone of his ability, a natural disposition to find music in everything. It […]

Read more

Peter Wielk, on his travels!

1
  • Posted on August 6, 2013 - 7:32 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
  • Posted in
PW GX-1  copy

Whilst I stand guard over the CMI Series III that I’m restoring with Peter, he is having an absolute blast over in the States! I get regular emails containing some amazing pictures, including these beauties from his friend in New York. Yup, that’s a Yamaha GX-1 he’s stood beside. In fact, Peter helped source this […]

Read more

Get on the bus!

0
  • Posted on March 5, 2013 - 10:00 pm
  • By Failed Muso
  • Posted in
PeterVogelLogo-Horizontal-Reversed-smaller1

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 […]

Read more

PSB & Frankie Fairlight & PPG Discs – UPDATED 2/12/12

1
  • Posted on November 27, 2012 - 8:03 pm
  • By Failed Muso
  • Posted in
ppg-wavetermA-ad

Every now and again, eBay throws up some lovely little gems, and if these are anything to go by, these are rather tasty, even more so if they still work and you have either a Fairlight CMI IIx or PPG Waveterm on which to read them. The seller has the following items for sale… eBay […]

Read more

Peter Gabriel: So Box Set – Review

0
  • Posted on November 5, 2012 - 9:02 pm
  • By Failed Muso
  • Posted in
download

We all have them. Those albums that signpost our lives. I guess for me, ‘So’ was the signpost at which I turned 16, left school, fell in love properly for the first time, lost my virginity, became incredibly unsettled at home, got a job and started to become an independent human being. It was a […]

Read more

Fairlight Instruments changes name

6
  • Posted on July 2, 2012 - 9:23 am
  • By Failed Muso
  • Posted in
PeterVogelLogo-Horizontal-Reversed-smaller1

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 […]

Read more


Tweets