Fairlight CMI-30A video preview

Peter Vogel and his new baby.
Peter Vogel and his new baby.

The announcement of the 30th anniversary edition of the Fairlight CMI at this year's Winter NAMM Show got a lot of music technology veterans reminiscing. However, there was also talk of the future, and what the new CMI-30A might actually offer.

More details have now been forthcoming from creator Peter Vogel, who's released a preview video that shows him discussing the new machine's light pen/mouse control, page-based interface, sampling and effects pages, 3D waveform editing and sequencer.

Are features likes these going to be enough to convince anyone to shell out $20,000 for the new machine? Have a look and decide for yourself.

If you're looking for a more affordable Fairlight option that's available right now, check out the iOS version.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.