I stumbled onto this video a few weeks ago. This guy through a few very cool happenings found out he had some “extra” Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) cards, so he embarked on finding all of the hardware he didn’t have, to build a CMI from spare parts. This is a pretty cool series of videos, and the project isn’t done yet.
As I am sure many of you know, the CMI was first introduced in 1979, and certainly falls under the umbrella of vintage computing.
This video notwithstanding, the idea of building a CMI through other means does interest me. Surely it could be done with micro-controllers or FPGAs. Now that is a project I would really like to see someone do. I would love to have an actual piece of hardware as a CMI, instead of an iPad app or plugin, which exist.
But for now this project will have to do.