Here we have the complete Fairlight CMI IIX library all ready to be loaded in Kontakt. For those unaware, the Fairlight was the mother of all samplers with 8-note polyphony, 16 kB of memory, sequencer and MIDI, it was a complete workstation that offered ways to produce sounds unheard before.
Some notable users include Art Of Noise, Peter Gabriel, Jan Hammer, Jean-Michel Jarre, Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran among others. Here’s some links of interest:
This library is a 152MB download (470MB uncompressed), and it includes 502 nki patches with precise looping where applicable, 1,001 16/44 MONO WAV samples, and some custom scripting to allow the control of the low-pass filter, bit crusher, mono with unison and portamento, and all can be switched off to completely bypass them. These samples and patches are undressed, raw, aliased and warmly old-school. They were recorded from the original factory floppies and from the output of an actual Fairlight by Rob Brady. Here’s some caps showing the faceplates and categories for the sounds:
Even thought this is been offered for free, I would gladly accept donations. As you can imagine, it took endless hours of looping, editing an pasting code into 502 NKIs. So if you find this useful, please click on the button:
I would also appreciate any comments, suggestions, bug reports, marriage proposals or death threats. If you happen to use these sounds in a song, I’d love to take a listen too.
And now without further ado, the download link: