Saturday, April 08, 2017

Fairlight CMI III MFX

Published on Apr 8, 2017 100 Things I Do

"Finally I have the massive Fairlight Keyboard to go along with the rest of my Fairlight system!

My CMI III was originally a factory development system, because of this there was no need for a musical keyboard at the time. This has ended up posing an interesting problem.

Just as Peter Wielk was finishing up my Keyboard and was about to send I noticed the keyboard power and serial connector has never been cabled or wired.

It has a mix of +/- 20v and +/-10v and from what Peter told me... get it wrong and it will blow a lot of fuses and potentially the analog power supply!

Lucky for me Peter had a spare power back panel he was able to send me in return for mine! Thanks Peter!

The arrival of the keyboard has created the need to reorganise the studio and change a few things around. I thought it would be easy, but as I write this I am still cleaning up and finding places for things! (Its taken over 2 days so far).

So this brings me to this video. I wanted to release something this week up keep up the 'video every weekend' pace. Its just some multitrack noodling once the Fairlight was set up. As next week is the 1 year anniversary of weekly content (and me actually paying attention to the channel) I promise to do something a little more special.

Hope you enjoy."

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