Importing Fairlight CMI Samples Into GarageBand

Recorded on September 12th, 2016


I’m sick, so tonight’s post is very short.

For keyboard practice just now, I needed a specific choral sample, something like the famous “ARR1” sound on the Fairlight CMI. I found just what I needed on the Karma-Lab Forums. Someone had posted a ZIP file with a handful of WAVs collected from a Fairlight library. I opened the ZIP in GoodReader, extracted the files, saved the ARR1 file to Dropbox, and imported that into the Sampler instrument in GarageBand on the iPhone. I tweaked the ADSR a bit and presto! Breathy, early-80s vocal sample goodness.

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