QasarBeach - recreation of the CMI Fairlight IIx. [Win, Mac and Linux]

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QasarBeach - recreation of the CMI Fairlight IIx. [Win, Mac and Linux]

Post by teevee » Tue May 12, 2020 2:51 pm

"This has all the features of the original Fairlight CMI including 16 stereo voices, full voice editing and realtime control, harmonic additive synthesis, full Page R sequencer and much more.

QasarBeach is designed to replicate the Fairlight CMI IIx. In this it follows very closely to the UI, the operation and also the command line interface. It then takes these concepts and expands on them giving you 16 voices,
stereo or mono samples plus a range of sample imports from 8bit to 24bit uncompressed samples, plus the ability to load in any Fairlight I, II, IIx and III sample voices."

webpage:
https://adamstrange.itch.io/qasarbeach

Community:
Facebook Group -> QasarBeach

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Re: QasarBeach - recreation of the CMI Fairlight IIx. [Win, Mac and Linux]

Post by teevee » Thu May 14, 2020 9:18 pm

A new update is announced.
V 1.23 note velocity KEYVEL now received from MIDI
'PAGE R now respects incomming MIDI velocity and sets the vol/keyvol for the note
'minor mod to .wav wavetable loading
'added lfo and subvoice support to new numpad editing
'Extended numpad keys+enter now supported
'fixed loading of .in fies where loops sounded wrong on import
'PAGE 7 - added 'SAVE IN VC' to top table
'PAGE E - REFLECT moved from left ot right side
'PAGE E - Added SET LOOP to right side
'PAGE E - Added X FADE to right side
'PAGE E - visual of loop and xfade added to waveform view as in documentation
'PAGE E - SET LOOP operational
'PAGE E - XFADE operational
'PAGE E - added VIEW: START END to top UI
'PAGE E - when clicked and held down with mouse the start or end segment is displayed. This allows you to check the exact contents and is
' great for merge and cutting 🙂
'new midi with updated linux and pi core
I'm also going through the IIx .RS file structure to see about implementing direct IIx .rs file into QasarBeach"

webpage:
https://adamstrange.itch.io/qasarbeach

Community:
Facebook Group -> QasarBeach

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Re: QasarBeach - recreation of the CMI Fairlight IIx. [Win, Mac and Linux]

Post by madtheory » Thu May 14, 2020 9:19 pm

So cool! Would love to see RS support.

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Re: QasarBeach - recreation of the CMI Fairlight IIx. [Win, Mac and Linux]

Post by teevee » Fri May 22, 2020 4:38 pm

madtheory wrote: ↑
Thu May 14, 2020 9:19 pm
So cool! Would love to see RS support.
One of the admins from the Facebook groups just uploaded a demonstration video to YouTube: [It is German, but you can activate subtitles]


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There has also been uploaded a few Fairlight disks in .VC format on the QasarBeach Facebook group to get started with :)

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Re: QasarBeach - recreation of the CMI Fairlight IIx. [Win, Mac and Linux]

Post by teevee » Sat May 23, 2020 11:05 am

Ver 1.23 Update (23 May 2020)

note velocity KEYVEL now received from MIDI
PAGE R now respects incomming MIDI velocity and sets the vol/keyvol for the note
minor mod to .wav wavetable loading
added lfo and subvoice support to new numpad editing
Extended numpad keys+enter now supported
fixed loading of .in fies where loops sounded wrong on import
PAGE 7 - added 'SAVE IN VC' to top table
PAGE E - REFLECT moved from left ot right side
PAGE E - Added SET LOOP to right side
PAGE E - Added AUTO XF to left side
PAGE E - Added X FADE to right side
PAGE E - visual of loop and xfade added to waveform view as in documentation
PAGE E - SET LOOP operational
PAGE E - XFADE operational
PAGE E - added VIEW: START END to top UI
PAGE E - when clicked and held down with mouse the start or end segment is displayed. This allows you to check the exact contents and is great for merge and cutting
new midi with updated linux and pi core
peliminary IIx .RS loading added
preliminary ios .RS loading added
initial IIx .IN loading added
PAGE 2 Loaded IIx .IN will report missing voices - these need to be in the same folder as the .IN
PAGE 2 missing .IN files now remain visible when changing to other folders
PAGE 2 can detect missing .VC files in new folder when .IN has missing files
PAGE 2 missing .IN files can now be 'ignored' IGNORE FILES added to UI
PAGE 2 RELOAD added to UI for use with missing .IN files
PAGE 2 Reloading of missing files now operational
PAGE 7 Names of loaded 1234.co files are now displayed in header
PAGE 2 better display of loaded/available voices
PAGE 2 IIx .CO loading added
PAGE 7 RELEASE ECHO renamed to DAMPING ECHO
PAGE 7 original IIx DAMPING in .VC and .CO files now rerouted to DAMPING
CHO (formally RELEASE ECHO)
PAGE 7 voice RESET help text corrected


Link:
https://adamstrange.itch.io/qasarbeach

Community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/277208163443745

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Re: QasarBeach - recreation of the CMI Fairlight IIx. [Win, Mac and Linux]

Post by teevee » Sat May 30, 2020 10:42 am

Webpage:
https://adamstrange.itch.io/qasarbeach

Community:
Facebook -> qasarbeach


Ver 1.24 Update (30 May 2020)
minor 8bit wav loading internal audio fix
potential loop crash fix
inconsistent rootnote Page7 and Page R fixed
PAGE 2 RESET VOICES moved down so it can't be accidentally clicked!
PAGE E REFLECT moved to center part of UI
PAGE E XFADE & SET LOOP moved down
PAGE E LOOP START added
PAGE E LOOP END added
PAGE 2 increased double click timing
PAGE R Note off (hat) now shown in 8 voice view when not part of a note. EG no note before it
MIDI AfterTouch now operational
PAGE M keyboard icon fixed
PAGE M input devices 2, 3, 4 can now be selected correctly
PAGE M control inputs (auto learn) added - not yet saved/loaded
PAGE M control surface sysex intenally operational - no UI yet
PAGE E REFLECT caused glitch if encountered junk - fixed
PAGE E REFLECT large stereo (+1mb) files cause crash - fixed
PAGE E NOISE now operational
PAGE E SMOOTH now operational
Linux build removed until MIDI issues can be fixed

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