Wave2 (Fairlight CMI)

Wave2 is a complete sample based instrument based on the old Fairlight Series III
It can be downloaded here:


Wave has complete harmonic editing, sequencing, effects, editing and complex synthesis.

This is arranged in 32 voices. Each Voice has 32 subvoices. Each sub voice is completely independent and hold a single sample plus all synthesis data (envelope, lfo, etc)

This makes (in theory 1024 simultaneous sounds), which would be like having 32 Fairlights at you fingertips.

Here are some shots of it in action:

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The View Page showing a waveform in faux 3d


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Beat Slicer showing automatic beat detection and slicing. Manual is available too


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Synthesising a sound using harmonics


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And synthesising harmonic over time


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Combining two different sounds using adjustable curves



The Main index Page


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Keyboard Help Page (you can use Wave2 with no additional hardware – think of it as an uber tracker)

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Viewing a waveform in faux 3d. You can also view a waveform in true 3d which allows you to fully rotate a sound wave.


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Overview of a single voice with it’s control parameters. This was based on the Prophet 2000.


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DADSR editing (Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Realease). There are 4 DADSR’s per voice which can be routed to volume, pitch, pan, etc


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LFO editing. There are 4 LFO’s per voice


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Control Matrix, showing what can be routed to where


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Unique Rotor allowing for weird and wonderful sound mangling results


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Inbuilt effects. There are 8 effect slots. And each sub voice or voice can be fed through any or all of the 8 effects


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Step sequencer based on Page R, but greatly enhanced.


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Individual track editing with comprehensive controls over how a sound is played.


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More of the sequencer showing the similarities with Page R


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Showing the granulation of notes


2 thoughts on “Wave2 (Fairlight CMI)

  1. Is this real, a mock up – or a cruel April fool joke? If this truly exists, how can I get a copy..? Happy t be a beta tester.

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