Monday, December 21, 2009

Sounds from the vault -- early Fairlight demo

Classic 1970s uber-cool dudes demonstrate the new-fangled Fairlight synthesiser in 1980 -- it's played by Michael Carlos who was a bit of a keyboard hero for me in the early '70s, playing with Jeannie Lewis on her album Free fall through featherless flight and earlier with Tully.

While the clip shows the Australian origin of all today's techno sound, best of all is the endless grinding sound of the huge floppy disc loading some sounds (probably about 128k). Comparing that with today's flashcards, I wonder what we will be using 29 years from now?

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