Nord releases Fairlight Collection

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Nord has announced the release of the Fairlight collection, a major addition to the Nord Sample Library.


The Fairlight was the first commercially available polyphonic sampler when launched back in 1979 and it opened up the doors of sampling to many artists and producer during the 80’s.

The sounds in this collection were all sampled from a newly overhauled Fairlight CMI System IIx, with detailed mapping to capture that characteristic Fairlight sound!

The Nord Sample Library is compatible with the Nord Wave, Nord Electro 3/4, Nord Piano 2 and Nord Stage 2.

More information: Nord / Fairlight collection


Fairlight intros CC-2 next generation audio engine

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Fairlight CC-2

Fairlight has announced the release of CC-2, its next generation audio engine.

CC-2 is based on Fairlight’s Crystal Core Technology, powering their entire range of high-speed digital audio mixing, recording and editing systems, delivering guaranteed performance and increased efficiencies in the largest and most complex productions.

“Traditional approaches to audio processing are not enough in today’s high-track-count, multi-channel immersive surround mixing environments,” commented Tino Fibaek, Chief Technology Officer of Fairlight. “The new CC-2 guarantees rock-solid performance for our customers, with no limits. Creativity should never be limited by technology”.

CC-2 features

  • One Thousand Channels
    Track counts and surround formats of today’s film and television productions require a more advanced and more scalable alternative to outdated DSP based solutions, which is why Fairlight has moved to the more advanced FPGA-based CC-2 technology. Providing 1,000 hard disk playback channels, 100 live inputs and 100+ output buses available, the CC-2 system is the fastest and most powerful audio engine ever made, perfectly suited to today’s submersive surround sound formats, including Dolby® Atmos™, DTS® MDA and NHK’s 22.2.
  • Enhanced Productivity
    Tightly integrated with Fairlight’s editing and mixing environment, the new CC-2 enables a range of productivity-enhancing features including an entirely new 64 bit codebase, advanced delay compensation, and faster than real-time bounce to name just a few. With equalisation, dynamics, plug-ins and inserts always on every input and bus with near zero latency, unlimited headroom and legendary sound quality, Fairlight users will now be able to tackle larger projects, with more tracks, more processing power, and more speed with ease.
  • Accelerated Workflow
    CC-2 is a quantum leap in processing power and when combined with Fairlight’s intuitive user interface, tactile control surfaces featuring their patented, self-labelling Picture Key Technology, and tight integration with third-party storage, media asset management systems or video collaboration environments, Fairlight delivers the fastest workflows of any system on the market. When faced with tight deadlines, you can rely on Fairlight to help you deliver a quality product, on time, every time, at least 20% faster than on competitive systems.
  • Invest in your future
    Continuing a long tradition of seamless upgrade paths, Fairlight has ensured that CC-2 is also compatible with audio hardware purchased for CC-1. This means that owners of Fairlight systems don’t need to replace their current audio interfaces and control surfaces to upgrade to CC-2. Existing investments in Fairlight’s high-quality hardware continues to be supported, maximising the return of investment on existing equipment.

More information: Fairlight


Bitley releases Way Beyond Fairlight ReFill

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Bitley Way Beyond Fairlight

Bitley has announced Way Beyond Fairlight, a major update to the Fairlight Platinum ReFill sound library.

Way Beyond Fairlight is the new 2014 major update to Fairlight Platinum. WBF includes carefully selected multi-sampled sounds from PARANOMNIA, O8 and Poly Ensemble as well as Rack Extension patches for Polysix, Pulsar, PX7 and more, a very expanded set of samples and better categorization of all the patches.

The refill weighs over 5 Gigabytes (before packing) and includes lots of brand new signature material from creative collaborators around the globe. Close to 4,000 patches, the WBF refill is also going to include free bonus refills just as we do for Fairlight Platinum. WBF includes nearly 14,000 individual files and everything is beautifully sorted and arranged for maximum ease of use.

The ReFill is available to purchase for $199 USD. Fairlight Platinum users can upgrade for $99 USD. A free DeLight ReFill can be downloaded free of charge.

More information: Bitley Sounds & ReFills


UVI releases Darklight IIx sound library

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UVI Darklight IIx

UVI has announced the release of Darklight IIx, a sound library that is inspired by the Fairlight.

Costing upwards of $100,000, the dream machine of the 80’s was unattainable by most. Used by countless prominent artists including: Peter Gabriel, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Kate Bush, Herbie Hancock, Thomas Dolby and many more, it remains a highly regarded and sought after instrument.

Nearly thirty years later, no one has accurately captured the essence of this digital monster. Today, UVI is proud to say all of that is about to change…

We took our obsession to the next level, creating a complete set of instruments, sounds and sonic tools deeply inspired by the original digital monster.

A unique, hybrid process of exhaustive multi-sampling, analysis, and advanced audio processing allowed us to not only capture the original character of this machine but to enhance its ability with a host of today’s most powerful analog modeled filters, LFOs, envelopes and effects–packaged beautifully in a old-school interface.

Darklight IIx features

  • Page P > ‘Organic’ Digital Sounds
    • Immediate access to hundreds of sounds and instruments including: Bass, Brass, Bells, Strings, Guitar, Orchestral Hits, Synth, Drums, Percussion, FX, Keys, Piano, Organs, Winds, Reeds and Voices.
    • Efficient and versatile control set allows for everything from quick tweaks to deep sonic exploration.
    • Accurate reproduction of aliasing characteristics.
    • More than 250 ready-to-play presets.
    • A multitude of effects, including the new UVI SparkVerb™, allow you to create sounds like the original machine and process them to sound like your favorite cult records from the 80’s or something totally new!
  • Page B > Digital Drum Machine
    • 80’s-style beatbox with step sequencer.
    • 8 parts / 16 steps by part.
    • Hundreds of authentic vintage drums and percussion sounds including: Bass Drums, Snare Drums, Rim Shots, Claps, Cymbals, Crash, Ride, Hi-Hats closed and open, Toms and tons of percussions like Shalers, Congas, Guiros, Maracas, Cowbells and many more.
    • Dozens of kits and patterns ready to be tweaked.
    • UVI Filter, Tune, Volume, Pan and Mute for each part.
  • Page U > Creative Multi-Phraser
    • UVI exclusive ultra creative multi-phraser.
    • 3 parts with 3 layers and 3 smart step sequencers.
    • Dozens of authentic vintage digital sounds including: Bass, Bells, Brass, Guitars, Keyboards, Mallets, Orchestral, Organs, Strings, Piano, Voices.
    • Create very fast multi-track arrangements or moving drones.
    • Dozens of presets ready to be tweaked.

The sound library for UVI Workstation 2 (free) or MachFive 3 is available to purchase for $199 USD. Requires iLok.

More information: UVI / Darklight IIx


Bitley releases EIII ReFill + lowered prices Fairlight II+ and XXL ReFills

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Fairlight CMI Legacy E-III

Bitley has announced the release of EIII, a ReFill previously only available as a bonus to the Fairlight II+ and XXL ReFills.

We have now decided that this very fine refill also should be available as a stand-alone refill.

The EIII refill contains multi-samples taken from our E-mu Emulator Three sampling keyboard, an 8 Mb version that originally cost $12,500 back in the late 80s. The EIII refill is a real bargain at only $25.

EIII ReFill features

  • 84.7 MB of wavesamples consisting of 353 waveforms.
  • 63 NNXT patches.
  • 43 Combinator patches.

The EIII ReFill is available to purchase for $25 USD.

The Fairlight II+, XXL, and Kontakt Project libraries are now available at a lowered price of $85, $125, and $85 USD respectively.

More information: Bitley / EIII ReFill


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