Annihilation, Carnage & Surrender: Two Tribes at 30

Annihilation, Carnage & Surrender: Two Tribes at 30

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  • Posted on May 28, 2014 - 12:08 am
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Of all my teenage years, 1984 stands out in my mind as the most memorable. It was in this year that a great deal about me changed. It was the most formative of my formative years. In those 12 months, I made a raft of new friendships, many of which last to this day, I […]

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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
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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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Roger Doyle – Fairlight Memories

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  • Posted on November 13, 2013 - 10:47 pm
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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 […]

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Boris Blank’s Fairlight now on sale

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  • Posted on October 18, 2013 - 9:10 am
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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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Someone has returned to the scene of the crime…

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  • Posted on October 15, 2013 - 8:21 pm
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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. […]

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

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  • Posted on October 6, 2013 - 11:05 am
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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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Can you solve the riddle of the mystery synth?

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  • Posted on September 18, 2013 - 8:52 am
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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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