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Average rating: 5.0 out of 5
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gus a professional user from usa writes:
the fairlight cmi that i used all too briefly for 2 days in dec '99 gave me a good perspective of how much things have changed since the early days of digital. the machine is like a big, old, clunky dos (i think) based sampler powered by rocket fuel or maybe even dilithium crystals. i think it has something to do with the fact that the d/a's are circa 1985 and that the people at fairlight really cared about sinking every bit of know-how into making it sound good, because the tone is just perfection- grainy like fine sandpaper and huge (even going through an O3D). as far as i could tell, there's no real internal mixing- just 16 outs- all you basically do to a sound is gain, reverse, fade in and out, pitch shift, put it on an output and then put it in your cue list (i didn't get a chance to use the sequencer); the limitations seemed like a blessing, however, and it sure sucked to go back to using a "state of the art" pro tools 24 rig, which sounds like a thin spew of plastic by comparison.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Oct-26-2000 at 01:12
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