The update contains 130 Mb of new samples as well as 55 new Combinator patches and about 25 meticously crafted NNXT patches. For users of the original Fairlight CMI Legacy ReFill this means the refill has been updated with over 200 Mb of brand new sample material (in 24 bit resolution) since its release. Fairlight CMI Supremacy 1.3 will no longer be a free download for all, but the 1.2 release still functions as a free demo refill. The new release is only available for registered users and new customers buying the refill directly from Bitley™.
New instruments in the 1.3 release includes some brand new, unbelievable sound creations programmed in 2010 using a vintage Roland D-50 synthesizer. A poll was recently made on Sweden's largest music forum, 99musik (.se) where users were asked to guess which synthesizer was used. No one figured out it was a D-50; the correct reply was given by a user knowing Patrick Fridh always liked it and just mentioned the D-50 without really believing it could be that synth.
Fairlight CMI Legacy still only costs $69 but now contains almost twice as much sample material and over three times as many patches as the original release, now covering the entire Fairlight series II factory preset library as well as sounds taken from live audio sources. The library also contains synthesizer sounds from the same era as the Fairlight - such as Yamaha TX816, Roland JX10, Roland D-50, many drum machines, odd digital synthesizers and more.
The amazing thing about the library is that it collects all of this for Reason, giving the Reason user access to sounds never before achievable within the software's environment. The Fairlight cost over $70,000 in the 80s and was an untouchable dream synthesizer / sampler workstation for all keyboard players. Quite amazingly all of this is now available for $69 running on a Mac or PC computer.
Fairlight is a registered trademark and the library is officially approved by Peter Vogel, founder of the Fairlight CMI.
Patrick Fridh has previously programmed factory sounds for Clavia and Propellerhead Software, as well as many libraries for PowerFX.