Fairlight Instruments becomes Peter Vogel Instruments and announces new products
Here’s what they have to say:
“A facelift for Fairlight Instruments. Fairlight Instruments Pty Ltd is changing its name in anticipation of the release of some exciting new products. The new name, Peter Vogel Instruments, reflects the company’s transition from building on the past to inventing the future.
I am delighted to announce that we will be unveiling some amazing new products over the coming year, under the new brand. These are now in development and all I will say is that we are working hard to make the new products accessible to the average musician, unlike the Fairlight CMI which back in 1979 cost more than the average house.
The CMI-30A, which we released last year as an homage to the original Fairlight CMI, will continue to be our prestige flagship product. A major upgrade now in the works will become available later this year to existing 30A owners free of charge.
The iOS app has been rebranded and has been withdrawn from the app store pending Apple’s approval. Existing app owners will see an update offered shortly. In response to customer requests, significant new functionality is being developed for release as a free update later this year.
We are also developing an entirely new keyboard product, quite unlike anything previously made by Fairlight — or anyone else.
All will be revealed at NAMM in 2013.