Arturia´s CMI V - The Magic of Simplicity

The Magic of the CMI (Fairlight)


A slightly different approach to Arturia´s “CMI V” software version of the legendary Fairlight CMI (Computer Music Instrument). There´s probably going to be more of this in the future.
Please see the timeline/content for details.

0:00:00 Introduction
0:05:14 The 3 Different Sources of Sound
0:05:35 The Sampler
0:07:15 Converting Samples into Additive Data Part 1
0:09:34 Converting Additive Data into WAV Files
0:11:20 Is There Anything Like Digital Warmth?
0:13:32 Some Basics about Additive Synthesis
0:16:10 Fast Fourier Transform Part 1 (… and some limitations of the CMI)
0:17:34 The Joy and Pain of Classic Additive Synthesis from Scratch
0:27:05 Different Wave Shapes as Basic Units in Additive Synthesis
0:37:20 Important Terms and a Bit of a Mess
0:42:34 The Spectral Synth and the Workflow of Designing Sounds
0:47:37 Converting Samples into Additive Data Part 2 (Choosing BitDepth, Sampling Rate and
0:59:59 Some Words about Fourier Transformations (nearly no mathematics)
1:07:00 Musical Inaccuracy
1:09:31 Discovering the Musical Character of a Sampled Sound
1:13:57 Grocer´s Delight
1:14:31 The End

Enjoy your day!

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