Peter Vogel & Kim Ryrie: NAMM Oral Histories

Peter Vogel & Kim Ryrie: NAMM Oral Histories

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  • Posted on March 7, 2018 - 10:45 pm
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A short while back, Peter Vogel told me that he and Kim had been interviewed for the NAMM Oral Histories project and posted a link to a short snippet on their site. Finally, the full interview, which comprises of them being interviewed individually about their early, personal years before they appear on camera together to […]

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Arturia CMI V – Review

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  • Posted on February 24, 2018 - 3:55 pm
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When I began writing my review of Arturia’s V Collection 6, it soon became apparent that, due to my deep interest and involvement with Fairlight CMI’s, the CMI V aspect of the package was going to get some deeper scrutiny. After about an hour of writing, and with the end still not in sight, I […]

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Arturia V Collection 6 – Review

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  • Posted on February 24, 2018 - 2:41 pm
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I’m lazy. I distinctly remember Mr Bacon, my primary school headmaster, telling me as much one summer’s day circa 1981. He was a proper, old-school (excuse the pun) headmaster. Tweed jacket, cane, loud and opinionated. And as he remonstrated with me, aged 11, about the shocking state of my school desk, I felt hurt by […]

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SonicState Interview Featuring The Fairlight

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A few weeks ago I was interviewed by Nick Batt over at SonicState.com about the Fairlight restoration project. Check out the video below…

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Fairlight Restoration Update

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The video pretty much speaks for itself, so I’ll let me do all the talking in that… 😉

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UVI Vintage Vault – Review

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  • Posted on January 13, 2015 - 7:57 pm
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There seems to be a growing trend amongst software instrument developers in recent years of bundling their goods up into an “ultimate” package and offering that package at a considerable discount to their customers over the combined prices of the individual, component items. This has a number of effects. Firstly, the user community tend to […]

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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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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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