Fairlight IIx library, floppy conversion! UPDATED 13.01.13

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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby D-Collector » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:57 pm

There are lots of goodies at http://www.fairlightus.com.

In fact, they have some of the IIx and III library up as raw waves. But in 16 Khz they sound quite bad IMHO.
Edit: Unfair statement on my part, I only tested a few of the IIx samples there. Sorry.
http://www.fairlightus.com/Downloads/index.php?dir=CMI%2FRaw+Sounds%2F

Under support you can find high quality scans of the various original brochures, manuals and of course links to all the floppy images that I referred to in the top post.
http://www.fairlightus.com/support.html
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby Vxster » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:06 pm

Excellent...thanks for this! :)
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby D-Collector » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:55 pm

My pleasure Vxster!

By the way, I have added a Jan Hammer inspired soundtrack piece I just made to the first post! Other than FM7 on the solo guitar it is 100% Fairlight samples.
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby madtheory » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:06 am

D-Collector wrote:In fact, they have some of the IIx and III library up as raw waves. But in 16 Khz they sound quite bad IMHO.

Sounds fine to me. The original machine worked the same way, i.e. they're not resampled, just a change to the file header to lower the pitch. Looks like these were done with cmios9. Seems to be a lot of sounds missing though?

Grab that "Choir 11" multisample from the series III, it's superb.
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby D-Collector » Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:03 pm

madtheory wrote:Sounds fine to me. The original machine worked the same way, i.e. they're not resampled, just a change to the file header to lower the pitch. Looks like these were done with cmios9. Seems to be a lot of sounds missing though?

Grab that "Choir 11" multisample from the series III, it's superb.


Yeah, maybe you're right. I only listened to a few of them anyway, shouldn't judge them all. ;)

The series III multisamples are indeed nice!
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby madtheory » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:01 am

Was trying out the iPhone app. It shows clearly the tuning and loop points, but has no LFO, filter or envelope in the current version. I hear that the series III sounds are not multisamples. Is that correct?
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby D-Collector » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:16 pm

You mean originally in the series III? I am not sure.
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby madtheory » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:17 pm

No, the series III can multisample in the usual way. But it appears that the App does not. For example, the choir 11 voice is only one sample, not 6.
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby D-Collector » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:01 pm

That does not surprise me at all. It seems the app is getting so-so reviews. How do you like the sequencer?
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby madtheory » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:05 pm

I can't bring myself to fork out for an iPhone, so I've only tried it briefly on other people's phones. Didn't get in to he sequencer yet.
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby loungedumore » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:17 pm

Hey thanks ...ok I'm off to do a Foetus Cover now lol

These sound fantasic in 112DB Morgana BTW ;)
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby D-Collector » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:45 am

loungedumore wrote:These sound fantasic in 112DB Morgana BTW ;)

Great to hear that! :thumbright:

I recently dumped some of them straight to my S-330 via sysex, no loss by resampling or conversion. And it sounds incredibly nice and powerful! Easy to find good loop points with these too.
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby bochelli » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:50 am

Very kind of you for sharing, can the data be put back on floppys?, i have a series 2 cmi with midi that one day i might get fixed, i get a green screen upon boot up and a half moon size black image that moves with the lightpen, i have the 3 faulty boards isolated that are suspect, i have a new old stock set of blank floppys and 1 disk has boot up and a few sample sounds done by Alex in Vienna.
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby madtheory » Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:04 am

bochelli, the link to the disk images is on the first page. I think there's some info there on how to get them on disc. IIRC you need a PC with an 8" floppy drive...
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Re: Here is the Fairlight IIx library, straight from floppy!

Postby waveterm » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:51 pm

Yes, that´s what you need. A PC with an 8" diskdrive.

You could take out one drive from the CMI and provided you have the proper cabling you could connect it to a PC and use Imagedisk to restore the images to disk.

The PC needs to run real DOS and have a diskcontroller that can cope with 8" drives.

Or you could buy a set of disks from me ( Not cheap as it would take a lot of time to do and disks are in short supply ).

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