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”.
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surround formats of today’s film and television productions require a more advanced and more scalable alternative to outdated DSP based solutions, which is why Fairlight has moved to the more advanced FPGA-based CC-2 technology.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fairlight Instruments has announced the release of Fairlight for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
The legendary Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument – in your pocket! Create music the way the major artists of the ’80s did: Alan Parsons, Brian Eno, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder and so many more. Listen to the actual sounds used to create that instantly recognisable sound of the ’80s.
The CMI’s Page R was the world’s first screen-based rhythm sequencer. Today every sampler, digital synthesizer, sequencer and audio workstation can trace its lineage back to this legendary machine. Now you can have, in your pocket or on your iPad, a piece of history developed by Fairlight staff who worked on the CMI in the ’80s.
The Fairlight app is available to purchase for $9.99 USD. An in-app upgrade to the Pro version is $39.99 USD. Compare features here.
Bitley has released Wavelight 3 – Brass 1 & 2, and Wavelight 4 – Drums & Percussion, two new sample packs in the Wavelight series
Wavelight is the series of pure Fairlight disks sampled in 44,1 khz / 16 bit fidelity. These are the same samples used in our refill ‘Bitley Supersonic / Fairlight CMI Legacy II’.
New Wavelight sample packs
Wavelight 3 – Brass 1 & 2, features nasty, glorious, loopy brass sounds, recently used by Madonna among others. All samples are recorded at middle C, for being easily laid out on any sampling instrument (no multisamples).
Wavelight 4 – Drums & Percussion, 115 individual drum sounds (in each of the AIFF and WAV format folders), including drum sounds you have heard in use with Art Of Noise, Yazoo, Pet Shop Boys and many others. Featuring 14 Fairlight BDs alone, rest assured you are going to get a lot of variation. The sounds are actually highly usable in a production of today.
The Wavelight 3 and 4 libraries are available to purchase for $14 USD each.