Fairlight history etc


Subject: Fairlight history etc
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 21:58:35 EDT


Fwd from ACMA ...

New Scientist recently published interviews with three electronic
music technology pioneers : Bob Moog, Peter Vogel and Dave Smith.
Herešs the Peter Vogel section:

http://aliasfrequencies.org/son/2005/03/31/peter-vogel-interview/

>Australian Peter Vogel was an electronics whizz-kid who worked in
>the industry before co-founding Fairlight Instruments. In 1978
>Fairlight produced the first sampler, allowing musicians to store
>and replay samples of real instruments - or any other sound
>
>How did you come to invent sampling?
>
>I had this random idea late one night, probably in 1978. I thought
>that if we took a sample of an instrument and had a look at the
>harmonics we could get an idea of how to synthesise it. ...
>

Another old(er) article on the Fairlight "synthesizer" (sampler).

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr99/articles/fairlight.htm#Top

Best

Kevin



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