Free Fairlight CMI Live Pack Bundle (10 Packs)

The Fairlight CMI is legendary. So it wasn’t very surprising that the Ableton Live Simpler presets I made with all the sounds of the model CMI IIx made quite a splash. Back then I released them as 10 individual Live Packs. To make it easier for those of you who’d like the get all of them, I’ve bundled them together. They’re still free, but you can spare yourself going through all the different posts to download them.

This is how the individual Live Packs sound like:

If you can and want to say thanks, I’d appreciate a small donation.

To install, just double-click the alp-file and choose the installation path when prompted by Live. And here’s a tutorial on how to use the presets from Live Packs that are not self-installing.

Check out the other free Sonic Bloom Live Packs.

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10 responses

  1. I would donate something if it wasn’t Live pack but conventional zip with wav and stuff.

  2. Thank you Madeleine. I’ve been interested in the Fairlight CMI for a while now, but don’t have the $ to actually purchase one, if I could ever find one anyway…(wow they’re expensive) This is the next best thing… 🙂 would’ve donated more if I could, but… poor… Thanks again.

  3. There are wav files in the download btw, so I am happy to tell you that you can donate away Nezvers! And stuff…

  4. Hello Madeleine! I have heard it is important to use 24 bit samples whenever possible and also export in the same bit depth (24 bit). However, I have not received much of an explanation as to why that is important. I have some 16 bit samples including the ones from these fairlight packs that I would like to use but I am afraid it could somehow degrade the quality of the whole project (based off of the little bit of information I have heard on the subject.) I have never even seen a 24 bit fairlight sample, and I have looked hard for them. Part of the beauty of these samples is the low quality sound. Could you shed some light on this for me? Thank you in advance and I much appreciate the samples!

    1. That really depends on what you’re planning to do with the finished track. If it’s just to be sold digitally (MP3s etc.) or on CD, not as high quality downloads as some do these days, a bit depth of 16-bit is fine. 24-bit, or 32-bit give you more headroom when mixing. If you wanted to work neutrally in Live, it’d even have to be 32-bit. Most samples in the Live Library are 44.1 kHz and 16-bit. So if you use any Simpler or Sampler presets it’s just the same. Working in a higher resolution will not degrade anything. It’s just that these samples are of a lower resolution and depending on what samples you work with, it might not make much sense to work in 24-bit if any samples used are in 16-bit. This tutorial explains more. Btw, never accept something as supposedly important if you don’t know why. 😉

      1. Got it Madeleine! Thanks for the information and the advice. I never accepted it as anything other than someones opinion which is why I got a second one from you 😉 Thanks

  5. Thank you Madeleine. I’m sure many other people and myself will both appreciate and use the Fairlight and Mellotron kits a lot! Thank you.

  6. hello, I downloaded this pack and I don’t know how to got it by samples it like normal, in other packs it worked good but I don’t know how to put it right

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