Todd Rundgren & Roger Powell talks about the Fairlight CMI on AES Convention 1984

This cassette-tape field recording was made during the 76th annual AES (Audio Engineering Society) Convention, which took place in New York in October of 1984. The first segment captures a short dialogue concerning the capabilities of a curious device called the Monster, which is described as a “Mono Stereo Coherency Evaluator”. The second and third segments capture a demonstration of the Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument), a digital sampling synthesizer designed in 1979.

Todd Rundgren is now a happy Propellerhead Reason user for many years. The guy has taste 🙂

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