Here is the Fairlight CMI III Library for free in (most) popular sampler formats

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madtheory
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8 posts since 12 May, 2005

Post Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:22 am

Here, for free is a properly looped mapped and tuned selection of most of the original Fairlight CMI III factory library. It also includes a version of the IIx library with a bunch more unknown user content, imported on the series III. This apparently is what anyone with a series III would have acquired over the years. Arguably, the II is the more interesting sounding machine.

It is provided in the following formats:
Kontakt
EXS-24
NN-XT
Structure

The Kontakt version is compressed in its own folder to avoid problems with moving the directory. This is the only version I have tested properly. The other formats probably need a little tweaking so if anyone wants to improve those feel free to share the files and I will update this folder.

We created this using Redmatica Keymap after extracting the WAVs from a CMI Hard Drive using CMIOS9. I tweaked the Kontakt version after. So in many cases the loops and the tuning will be more accurate/ smoother than the original. In some cases where the voice is made up of a selection of dissimilar samples, the mapping might be a bit funky

My hope with this is to:

1. Help people make great music.

2. Bust some of the myths about the Fairlight. Now you can form your own opinion about these classic sounds.

3. I see a number of people trying to make money out of these sounds, selling them in Kontakt or to Fairlight owners at inflated prices. This is morally wrong.

4. There is some cork-sniffing in the Fairlight community, generating illogical arguments about having to own a Fairlight before you are entitled to use these sounds. Luckily I am friendly with some Fairlight owners who think this is silly, and my thanks to them for helping with these sounds.

5. Enjoy! Feedback/ discussion welcomed.

http://madtheory.com/site/fairlight-...ctory-library/
Last edited by madtheory on Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:39 am, edited 1 time in total.

dune_rave
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2278 posts since 23 Jun, 2006 from Hungary

Post Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:12 am

cool sounds, thanks!

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Teksonik
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17210 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:16 am

Thank you very much for your generosity but it appears the link is broken.

(you can eventually get there but it returns a page not found message)
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mumpcake
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1987 posts since 27 Aug, 2004

Post Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:26 am

Even if the piano player can't play, keep the party going.
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KVRAF
2253 posts since 5 Jan, 2006

Post Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:31 am

Thanks!
Correct link

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mladi
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1419 posts since 14 Apr, 2016 from Germany

Post Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:17 pm

Thank you very much. I'll feed my Kontakt tomorrow with it! :tu:
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KVRist
118 posts since 2 Apr, 2018

Post Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:57 am

wow this is awesome! Thanks!

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discoDSP
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5568 posts since 18 Jul, 2002

Post Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:14 am

Excellent work. I'm linking to the SFZ file conversion from EXS-24 using Bliss. This way the library can be used with a broader range of samplers. SFZ files need to be placed in the same folder containing the WAV files.

https://www.discodsp.net/presets/Fairli ... ry_SFZ.zip

Cheers,
George.
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KVRAF
2253 posts since 5 Jan, 2006

Post Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:01 am

Thanks Tomás for the samples and George for the SFZ conversions :tu:

robotgard
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27 posts since 14 Sep, 2018

Post Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:12 am

Thank you!

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excuse me please
KVRAF
1634 posts since 10 Oct, 2018

Post Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:28 am

Thank you very much! Just for the record: how large is the file?

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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16294 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Post Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:08 am

madtheory wrote: Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:22 am4. There is some cork-sniffing in the Fairlight community, generating illogical arguments about having to own a Fairlight before you are entitled to use these sounds. Luckily I am friendly with some Fairlight owners who think this is silly, and my thanks to them for helping with these sounds.
It's irrelevant what you or your Fairlight-using friends feel about the entitlement to use these samples. What is relevant is the current state of the licensing for said samples. What does that say?

madtheory
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8 posts since 12 May, 2005

Post Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:29 pm

There is no "licensing for said samples". Never was. So in fact it is relevant what they think, because that was the original spirit in which the library was created. It's a sampler, after all.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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16294 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Post Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:43 am

madtheory wrote: Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:29 pm There is no "licensing for said samples". Never was. So in fact it is relevant what they think, because that was the original spirit in which the library was created. It's a sampler, after all.
So there was never any copyright?

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Biome_Digital
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2035 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:09 am

Are these royalty free and in the public domain or does some company/person own the copyright to the original samples?

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