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fairlight samples needed

Post by radek tymecki » Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:32 pm

i'm lookin for fairlight cmi 1 samples.... especially SAXY sound... anyone?

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Post by chamomileshark » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:37 pm

Have a look at Hollow Sun they may have it. They did have Fairlight samples for free but now I think they sell them.

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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by madtheory » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:12 am

I thought you had a CMI radek? Anyway, the Pro Rec CD has Saxy on it, and 98% of the Fairlight classics. http://www.cafepress.com/zzizzle/154081

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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by gcoudert » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:25 pm

Yes, I have it. PM me your e-mail address and I'll send it to you in wav format.

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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by gcoudert » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:09 am

I have posted the whole Fairlight CMI IIx library on SendSpace. I can't remember where I got the samples from and hope I am not infringing copyright. If anyone has a problem with this, I'll have to remove them. Oh, and you'll have to loop and trim the samples yourself, I'm afraid!

Discs 1 to 3: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ehge5k
Discs 4 to 6: http://www.sendspace.com/file/38mbn4
Discs 7 to 9: http://www.sendspace.com/file/7c03pc
Discs 10 to 12: http://www.sendspace.com/file/x8itx5
Discs 13 to 15: http://www.sendspace.com/file/iulzkb
Discs 16 to 18: http://www.sendspace.com/file/hbgqok
Discs 19 to 21: http://www.sendspace.com/file/8smfbc
Discs 22 to 24: http://www.sendspace.com/file/dvdwrb
Discs 25 to 27: http://www.sendspace.com/file/ust3ap
Discs 29 to 31: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bbizop
Discs 32 & 33: http://www.sendspace.com/file/dnbhgo

I left out Disc 28 which doesn't contain samples but wavetable-type sounds generated by the CMI's synth engine.

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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by D-Collector » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:41 am

GREAT!!

Thank you !!! :mrgreen:

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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by optimus prime » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:46 pm

gcoudert wrote:I left out Disc 28 which doesn't contain samples but wavetable-type sounds generated by the CMI's synth engine.

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If those are actually single cycles of waveforms in wav format, it'd be great if you could post that too, I for one could sure find use for those samples. It shouldn't be too big anyway. If they're not actually sample data, never mind. Thanks a lot for the stuff you posted already, it's great! :)

On a side note, SendSpace works terribly for me, it keeps telling me that the service is at full capacity and makes me wait for a minute. I eventually start downloading, after like a minimum of 5 attempts.

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Post by madtheory » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:10 pm

They're not single cycle, they're evolving sounds that have been transferred to sample RAM. I don't think the CMI had any other way of synthesizing, so they're not very useful sounds. I think the additive editor ended up as a powerful way to edit samples, for most users.

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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by Yoozer » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:49 am

gcoudert wrote:I can't remember where I got the samples from
All of these have an LFO on the pitch, making looping an absolute nightmare :(.
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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by gcoudert » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:33 pm

Yoozer wrote:
gcoudert wrote:I can't remember where I got the samples from
All of these have an LFO on the pitch, making looping an absolute nightmare :(.
No, I promise you they haven't, Yoozer (maybe one or two have but I didn't add it!) Listen to the raw samples in Windows Media Player and check the settings on your sampler or the position of the modulation wheel on your keyboard just in case.

Looping Fairlight samples is an absolute nightmare no matter what. If anybody can find suitable loop points for ArrBass on disc 19, please let me know!

Also, if anybody comes up with a good piece of music using those samples, I'd love to hear it!

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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by Yoozer » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:09 pm

gcoudert wrote:Listen to the raw samples in Windows Media Player and check the settings on your sampler or the position of the modulation wheel on your keyboard just in case.
That's actually exactly what I did, a fair bunch of the organ sounds in the first zip file had this, but that could be due to the Doppler effect on the Leslie? :).

I'll check out the rest too when Sendspace's no longer at max capacity :). Thanks for the samples - it was not my intention to be ungrateful!
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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by gcoudert » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:02 pm

Yoozer wrote:It was not my intention to be ungrateful!
Oh, I know, don't worry! I never used the organ samples, to be perfectly honest so I wouldn't know about the Leslie.

Listening to those lo-fi samples makes you realise how good sound engineers must have been to make them sound great on the hit records of the 80s, doesn't it?!
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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by D-Collector » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:42 am

I thank you again Gilles, for the great upload!

However, some of the samples already have a strange looping to them, which doesn't sound very nice. To give a comparison, here is a nice ARR1 sample from a soundfont I extracted:

fairlight ARR1.wav - 0.25MB

And here is the ARR1 from your library:

Arr1C5.wav - 0.42MB


It almost sounds like they have looped it badly on the fairlight, and then sampled it.

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Re: fairlight samples needed

Post by gcoudert » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:02 pm

D-Collector wrote:I thank you again Gilles, for the great upload!

However, some of the samples already have a strange looping to them, which doesn't sound very nice. To give a comparison, here is a nice ARR1 sample from a soundfont I extracted:

fairlight ARR1.wav - 0.25MB

And here is the ARR1 from your library:

Arr1C5.wav - 0.42MB


It almost sounds like they have looped it badly on the fairlight, and then sampled it.
They were badly looped on the Fairlight in the first place. I think they were sampled straight out of a IIx. As you say, all the sustained samples already have a strange looping to them, but that's the original IIx loop, I'm afraid. I don't know if there are any IIx owners on this forum, but I'm sure they'd confirm this.
There are plenty of differently processed versions of the original Arr1 (aka Sarrar) like the one you posted above, the one I have in my E4K, the one in the D70/U220, etc. which sound much, much better.
I was a little disappointed too when I first got those samples. I thought I'd start sounding like JJ Jeczalik overnight but there you are...
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