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This page lists Fairlight components for trade or sale by their owners.

Note about floppy disks: The 8" floppies for Series II/IIx must be double-sided, double-density, soft sectored, 256 byte record length. The Series II only requires single-density, but double-density seems better. On the soft sectored disks there is a small hole in the jacket, which reveals a hole in the media itself once per revolution. This acts as a tachometer to the drive, or as an index of sector 0. The hard sectored discs have two such 'windows' in the jacket which reveal a polar array of holes (possibly 32). The extra holes confuse the Fairlight drive.

Note that Fairlight in Australia no longer manufactures the CMI Series II and III, but they do have a number of newer products that grew from the Series III. My web site is not affiliated with Fairlight Australia.

I have posted my vintage and previously enjoyed equipment for sale, including my Fairlight CMI II and another CMI. See the list.

Update: In order to keep things relevant on this page, postings older than 3 years will be automatically removed unless I am notified otherwise.

For Sale or Trade

Over the last few years, this Swap Shop page has helped to sell more than 42 Fairlight CMIs plus other equipment to people all over the world. These machines are very well built, but be sure to ask lots of questions, whether buying or selling, and give them a good home! I am looking forward to helping Fairlight owners, both new and old, for a long time to come.


For SaleFairlight MFX3 15.1 system   This Fairlight MFX3 15.1 system has 4 analogue and digital ins and 16 outs. It's a complete system with boxes and manuals. It is in great shape. We are located in New York, NY. We will except any reasonable offers. Please contact us if you have any further questions.
Contact: Thomas{at}2binc{dot}com 212-765-8202 Posted:2005-09-14

For SaleMerlin Multitrack Recorder   I have a Merlin multitrack recorder from Fairlight to sell. It is NEW!!! Place me an offer. I'm from France in Paris.
Contact: stephane{dot}lassalle2{at}caramail{dot}com Phone: 06 07 70 96 96 Posted:2005-09-14

For SaleFAIRLIGHT CMI-III Rev: 9.34   Waveform Supervisor, 16 channel, fully loaded, ext. 4 gig HD, 3.5” FD, WD, all manuals inc. service manual, vast voice library, all CMI and studio cabling, original KBD and stand. Excellent condition, non-smoking studio, serviced/up-graded by Fairlight Sydney since new. Vendor will pack and ship world-wide at buyer’s expense. Independent professional references available. Australian Dollars $15,000 (+ 10% GST if purchased in Australia).
P.S. All the music at www.bigskymusic.com.au was done on this machine.
Contact: Noel Quinlan (bigsky{at}ihug{dot}com{dot}au) Tel/Fax: +61 2 9975 5842 Posted:2005-02-17

For SaleFairlight Series III, MFX 3 Plus, and V-Motion   I have three items for sale (separately or together): Fairlight CMI series III in mint condition, an MFX 3 Plus (24/24 analogue and digital) fully optioned (ex-factory service machine), and an as-new V-Motion non-linear video machine. Purchaser pays for packing and freight ex Sydney, Australia.
Contact: Peter Best (peter{at}peterbest{dot}net) Posted:2004-07-26

For Sale8" Floppy Disks for Fairlight CMI IIx   Brand-new and factory-sealed boxes (contains 10 pcs.) floppy disks for the Fairlight CMI IIx (8"/DS/DD/SS). EURO 19,- per box
Contact: vminfo{at}aon{dot}at (http://www.virtual-music.at/) Posted:2002-06-03 Updated:2007-10-18

For SaleFairlight Upgrades and Spare Parts   We have various systems and parts available, and we can upgrade your system. Inventory is always changing, so contact us for the latest information. Here's a sampling of what might be available.
- Upgrade your Fairlight III from revision 5 to 9 (Added features and vastly increased speed. e.g. SCSI up to 4 Gbytes, SysEx recording, MIDI timecode, 40 channel CAPS sequencer, dynamic voice allocation, etc. A full new set of manuals is included, plus a loaded 4 Gbyte drive.)
- Fairlight CMI III conversion to 3.5" floppy drives (For software revision 9 only.)
- 32 Mbyte RAM cards for Fairlight Series III, MFX1, MFX2 (This new card will replace 7 old memory cards.)
- 4 Gbyte hard discs for SIII or MFX2 (NEW discs formatted for Series III.)
- DSP timestretch card for MFX2 (Last one in the known universe.)
- Fairlight CVI power supply
- Fairlight Series III stereo output modules (Replaces the mono mixed output module, and has switchable mono or stereo outputs)
- Streamer drives and tapes
Contact us to see what's available.
Contact: Horizontal Productions (horizontal_productions{at}hotmail{dot}com) Posted:2002-01-01 Updated:2007-10-18



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WantedFairlight CMI I, II, or IIx   I would like to purchase a complete Fairlight CMI series I, II or IIx system. It doesn't have to be in 100% working condition, as long as it is complete with keyboard, CRT, and mainframe. I'm located in the Netherlands.
Contact: jeroen{at}cj2{dot}nl Posted:2008-02-22

WantedLightpen and cable for IIx   I'm looking for a lightpen (and its cable) in working order for a Fairlight IIx. I'm located in Barcelona, Spain.
Contact: Ramon Rojas (ramon{dot}rojas{at}wanadoo{dot}es) Posted:2008-02-22

WantedMFX2 Controller   I'm looking for a working MFX2 Controller. I'm located in Australia.
Contact: John Nyman (nymo{at}tpg{dot}com{dot}au) Posted:2007-10-18

WantedFairlight CVI plus or newer
Contact: keicol{at}aol{dot}com Posted:2006-06-19

WantedSeries III Sounds   My name is Mike and I live in Sweden. I'm looking for sounds from the Fairlight library for my CMI. Possibly to read in a backup from a SCSI CD unit, or something similar. If you have a SIII and can share sounds, please contact me. Thank you.
Contact: Mikael Schloenzig (mikael{dot}schloenzig{at}glocalnet{dot}net) Posted:2006-06-19

WantedFairlight systems, working or not   Can be IIx, III, mfx2 sytem, controller or components, voicetracker, working monitors, pens, keyboards, cables, software, and ... ?
Contact: Glenn (glenn234{at}pacbell{dot}net) Posted:2006-03-10

WantedFairlight CMI II, IIx, or III...   I am looking to purchase a working Fairlight CMI series II, IIx, or III. It doesn't have to be equipped with all the latest upgrades, it does have to be complete with 73 key Fairlight controller keyboard, fairlight monitor, and alpha keyboard. I am located in the U.S.A.
Contact: Formula311dn{at}yahoo{dot}com Posted:2005-10-24

WantedCMI series III or IIx in good working order
Contact: Ronald Wijchers (The Netherlands) (synthman99{at}hotmail{dot}com) Posted:2005-09-14

WantedMusic keyboard for a CMI Series III   All offers considered.
Contact: Bob Coover (Bob_Coover{at}digidesign{dot}com) (650) 731-6832 Posted:2005-07-18

WantedSeries IIx and Series III schematics   OK this is a LONG shot! Does anyone have Fairlight Series IIx or Series III circuit diagrams? I might be up for making some spare parts if anyone is interested in buying them.
Contact: Sean Goddard, DataClip Ltd. (sean.goddard{at}btclick{dot}com) Posted:2001-10-03


Note  If you have anything Fairlight-related to trade or sell, or are looking for something and wish to have it listed on this page, please contact me. The maintainer of this web site receives no financial remuneration from the possible sale of any items listed herein. This page is provided as a public service only.

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