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The best Fairlight sample CD

Post by PPG_HOSHII! » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:47 am

I recently got ahold of a Prophet 2002. I hope to use one of the many
Fairlight sample CD's with it, but I was in need of a good recommendation.

I know that "Pro Rec" has a disk of the FairlightIIx samples, but if anybody knows of a
better quality CD, could you offer some advice?

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

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Post by splitpoint » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:17 am

I wasn't too impressed by the Fairlight IIx cd, there are some wierd artifacts in the samples that sound awful when you start transposing, of course you're sampling into a P2k so it might mask the problems that I heard.

I've found JJ Jeczalik's Art of Sampling CD to be better. I think it's mostly series III Fairlight but the sounds seem to work a bit better for me.
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Post by calyx93 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:17 am

The "Digital Domain" disc only one I know of that features the entire factory library - but the quality isn't what I'd call perfect. The company producing/recording it used the default tracking filter settings which resulted in a rather poor high frequency response - so you won't be getting those hyper-crispy sounds that many of us crave. Some EQ and exciters can help restore some of it, but it's just not the same.

The JJ Jeczalik disc is nice in that it has many custom samples along with some factory ones too - these are quite crisp, but won't get you the entire original library - so it's kind of a toss-up between the two.

Maybe you should hunt down both :wink:
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Post by PPG_HOSHII! » Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:58 am

Thanks for the quick response.
Guess I'll have to try out both.
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Post by nathanscribe » Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:24 am

Try this one:

http://www.soundofmusic.se/vintageshop/sounds.htm

Fairlight IIx library plus manuals and a couple of extras on one disc. Cheap, and mine arrived quickly.

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Post by hinotori » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:29 am

im certainly going to order the art of sampling .
but anyone know where i can get a similar CD of emulator II library sounds ???
(apologies for the double post)

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Post by PPG_HOSHII! » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:52 am

Thanks Nathenscribe!

Looks like something I'm most definitely going to check out!
That and the Art Of Sampling CD, if the Pro Rec CD is really a piece of s**t,
I'll just skip it.
I'm mainly looking for those wonderful breat noises used by the Art Of Noise.
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Post by PPG_HOSHII! » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:54 am

err,
"breath" noises
Sorry for the mistype

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Post by madtheory » Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:29 am

splitpoint wrote:I wasn't too impressed by the Fairlight IIx cd, there are some wierd artifacts in the samples that sound awful when you start transposing
Ya, there's aliasing rings caused by the crapness of the Fairlight! I used the Waves Q10 eq set to very narrow notch to get rid of these. It's only at one frequency. There are at least 10 absolutely classic sounds on that disc that make it worthwhile.

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Post by multipackvitamin » Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:25 pm

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Post by madtheory » Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:14 pm

The JJ CD only has ARR1, it does not have the classic "oohs". ARR1 is the sound used in the solo for "shout" by Tears for Fears, the "OOHS" sound is the one used on the intro to their other hit "Everybody wants to rule the world". Both sounds were very popular in the eighties. I am not familiar with the Faltemeyer stuff, and from what I hear, he was a Synclavier user.

It does have some nice sounding vocal samples from JJ's personal library, and the series III library female choir, which is stunning.

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Post by ItsMeOnly » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:04 pm

We had such a discussion on Fairlight forum, and there's a conclusion: it needs to be done, basically most of available CD sample the sounds as they are, with tracking filers on, so they sound dull and unpleasant.I know one man is trying to build a library that will be available at very little charge.

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Post by multipackvitamin » Sun Feb 04, 2007 2:19 pm

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Post by madtheory » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:29 pm

It sounds like he's trying to make Art of Noise/ Fairlight sounds with a Synclavier. I doubt you'll find this exact sound in any library, but there are quite a few sounds like this on the JJ Jeczalik CD. But you could easily make it yourself!

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Post by nathanscribe » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:19 am

multipackvitamin wrote:But i definitely have heard this sound before, even on Depeche mode's "people are people" track there is the same, if not similar male voice sound.
This month's SOS has an article on that track: seems it was a Synclavier.

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