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Arturia CMI V Explained®

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  • Introduction & Overview 2:54

    Introduction & Overview

    First, we get a brief look at the broad aspects and nature Arturia's virtual recreation of the iconic sampler and synthesizer, the CMI. Fairlight's original instrument was revolutionary in its time and shaped the way music was produced, and Arturia's take on it gives the original period-accurate sound, as well as added usage to make it fit into today's workflow.

  • The User Interface & Basic Operation 5:29

    The User Interface & Basic Operation

    To start digging into the CMI V, we get acclimated to the instrument's interface. Then, we take a tour and get an initial understanding of the basic layout, so that we can then elaborate and expand to the specifics of each part in detail.

  • The Sound Page 8:04

    The Sound Page

    The Sound Page is where we set the parameters to get the basis of all sounds in the CMI V. There are three sound modes in the Control Tab, but here we will be covering the common elements between them before differentiating more in later videos.

  • The Sound Modes Pt. 1 12:13

    The Sound Modes Pt. 1

    Here we look deeper into the Sound Page, now getting even further into the multiple tabs of the Sound Page to edit and control the sounds. For this part, we mostly focus on the Sampling Mode.

  • The Sound Modes Pt. 2 8:27

    The Sound Modes Pt. 2

    Let's continue in the Sound Page looking through the multiple tabs to edit and control the sounds. For this part, we mostly focus on the Time Synth Mode.

  • The Sound Modes Pt. 3 12:30

    The Sound Modes Pt. 3

    Now we explore the Sound Page, looking through the multiple tabs to edit and control the sounds. For this part, we mostly focus on Assigning sources to controls, the Functions, and how they can relate to the Spectral Synth Mode and elsewhere.

  • The Sequencer Page 7:25

    The Sequencer Page

    Now see how to use the CMI V's rhythmic sequencer to program all sorts of patterns, from arpeggiations to drum loops.

  • The Mixer Page & Effects 10:09

    The Mixer Page & Effects

    In the mixer page, we can fine tune the outputs of our several layers, mixing them differently and adding whatever of the provided effects will best compliment the overall sound.

  • The Tune/Map Page 5:01

    The Tune/Map Page

    In this video, we see the additional output options found in the Tune/Map page of the CMI V where we can set keyboard splits and things of that nature.

  • Preset Management & the Browser 6:55

    Preset Management & the Browser

    Here, we take a closer look through browser and its extensive collection of exceptionally digital sounds, as well as see how we can add and manage our own presets.

  • Sound Design Pt. 1 7:48

    Sound Design Pt. 1

    Discover some possibilities for sound design in the CMI V and put together a few versions of some different sounds in the different Slots, from drum kits to basses.

  • Sound Design Pt. 2 9:21

    Sound Design Pt. 2

    Here, we continue to use our knowledge of the CMI V to put together a few versions of some different sounds in the different Slots available in a preset. Then, layering all the sounds together, we get a thick pad sort of sound.

  • Conclusion 7:40

    Conclusion

    Wrapping it up, we'll touch on a few more things and ideas for our example, and then have a quick review of all that we've seen in the CMI V, plus some closing remarks for this loving recreation of a classic instrument.

Product Overview


Synth wizard Tyler Coffin delivers an in-depth series on Arturia's awesome recreation of the iconic sampler and synthesizer, the Fairlight CMI. See and hear how this instrument was revolutionary in its time, and shaped the way music was produced. Plus, Arturia's take on it gives the original period-accurate sound, with added usage to make it fit into today's workflow!

Tyler begins with and introduction and overview of this powerful virtual synth, followed by in-depth coverage of its user interface and basic operation. You'll then dive into its Sound Page where you set the parameters to get the basis of all sounds in the CMI V.

Next, explore the different Sound Modes including the Sampling Mode, Synth Mode, Spectral Synth Mode, different functions, Assigning sources to Controls, and more.

The Sequencer Page is up next, and you'll see how to use the CMI V's rhythmic sequencer to program all sorts of patterns, from arpeggiations to drum loops, and then learn all about using the mixer and effects sections, as well as the tuning and mapping features.

Wrapping it all up, you'll see how to use the preset manager and browser, plus get dedicated sound design tutorials that show you how to create all different sounds from scratch using the CMI V.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you use or are wondering what this beast of a VI can so, this video series is for you… Checkout “Arturia CMI V Explained®” today!


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