MATRIXSYNTH: The Fairlight Qasar

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Fairlight Qasar

Note this is the Qasar II.  See candor chasma for a pic and additional details on the Qasar 1.

Top: "The Fairlight CMI was based on the architecture of the Qasar M8 (Multimode 8), created by Tony Furse in 1975. In the early 70's, Tony Furse created his first prototype of hybrid analog/digital synthesizer, the Qasar I."

Bottom: "In 1972-1973, Furse created his second prototype, the Qasar II, with the financial help of both the Federal Government of Australia and Don Banks, composer and director of the Canberra School of Electronic Music."

And via the comments of The First Synth To post: "What about the Quasar, (c.1975) predecessor of the Fairlight or the RMI digital keyoboard? (c.1974) Also one of the first additive/wavetable machines was the PPG 340/380 System, around late 70's I think. Wavetable synthesis become famous and widely available by the PPG Wave series starting with the wavecomputer 360 (c.1979) Also don't forget the Crumar CDS.

Also: First sampling keyboard: the Chamberlain and first speech synthesis modeler: the Voder! Also first 16 voice analogue synth would be the EMU Audity if it had be released.
Nick the space_nerd"

via Deviant Synth

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