Boris Blank’s Fairlight now on sale

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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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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Peter Wielk, on his travels!

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  • Posted on August 6, 2013 - 7:32 pm
  • By Rob Puricelli
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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 […]

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The Fairlight has arrived!

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So, the day came yesterday for me to collect the Fairlight CMI III and bring it home in preparation for its restoration. I had sourced a van to hire and being incredibly mindful of cost, decided to go for a “compact” van, namely a Ford Transit Connect. Not sure if that’ll mean much to anyone […]

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I’m getting a Fairlight!!!

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Ok, I can’t lie. So here’s the truth and the facts. Yes, I am getting a Fairlight. No, I won’t be owning it (not unless a rich uncle drops dead or a set of randomly chosen balls happens to match a set of numbers I picked at random) Yes, I will get to play with […]

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Fairlight CMI Series III “Black Beauty” For Sale

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  • Posted on September 4, 2012 - 9:17 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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A good friend of ours, one Peter Wielk of Horizontal Productions, is selling this very rare, fully specc’d Series III Fairlight. This was Peter’s own machine until he replaced it with a rack mounted variant which he now houses under his stairs. If you can muster $11,750 AUD plus shipping, you could own one of […]

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Refurbished Fairlight CMI IIx For Sale in Australia

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  • Posted on April 21, 2012 - 7:24 pm
  • By Failed Muso
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Two things are stopping me buying this. One, it’s in Australia. Two, I don’t have the necessary $7,950 AUD (£5,124). That said, this superb example of a CMI IIx has been fully restored by the legend that is Peter Wielk of Horizontal Productions in Australia. Peter has been working on Fairlights since his days working […]

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Fairlight CMI Series III in situ

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  • Posted on March 31, 2012 - 12:40 pm
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Here is the Series III Fairlight CMI, formerly owned by the Pet Shop Boys, in situ at it’s current home. This is the same SIII as featured in this post and sadly (for me), it’s looking like it will sell before I get down there to take video, pics and have a fiddle. However, the […]

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