Arturia CMI V - Virtual Fairlight CMI Sampling Workstation (Boxed)

Arturia CMI V - Virtual Fairlight CMI Sampling Workstation (Boxed)

Arturia CMI V - Virtual Fairlight CMI Sampling Workstation (Boxed)

B&H # ARCMIV MFR # 210628
Arturia CMI V - Virtual Fairlight CMI Sampling Workstation (Boxed)

Show MoreLess


Now Viewing:

Special Order
Expected availability: 7-14 business days

Product Highlights

  • Recreation of Fairlight CMI Series IIx
  • 10 Tracks + Polyphony of 32 per Track
  • 600 Presets from Original CMI Library
  • 320 Presets from Arturia Sound Designers
  • Sampler + Additive & Spectral Synthesis
  • Classic Page R 32-Step Sequencer
  • 24 Sources of Modulation per Track
  • Standalone on Mac and Windows
  • AAX Native, Audio Units, VST 2.4/3, NKS
Show moreShow less

This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable.

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Nov 19th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Arturia 210628 overview

  • 1Description

The Arturia CMI V is a software reproduction of the Fairlight CMI Series IIx digital sampling workstation, an instrument behind numerous early '80s MTV-era megahits. By applying Arturia's TAE modelling technology, the CMI captures the sound and capabilities of the original, but expands the feature set to include 10 tracks with a polyphony of 32 notes per track, additive and spectral synthesis engines, a full mixer with studio-quality effects, an expanded Page R step-sequencer with 32 steps.

The software includes the original 600 presets from the original CMI library, plus 360 factory presets created by Arturia's sound designers. Create new sounds by changing a preset, or import your own samples. The Page R sequencer adds two more tracks, allows for real-time transposition, and adds a polyrhythm mode with variable track lengths, swing, and more. The mixer section includes standard volume faders, mute, solo, and pan for each track. A single aux bus allows you to create an effect send using the 13 on-board, studio-quality effects, while two effects slots on the master bus allow for compression and limiting.

Main Features
  • Software synthesizer playable through a MIDI keyboard
  • 600 presets from the original CMI library
  • 360 preset sounds made by Arturia sound designers
  • Expanded number of tracks to 10 with a polyphony per track up to 32
  • Accurate emulation of the analog filter response
  • Faithful recreation of the sampling and additive synthesis capacities of the instrument
  • Variable bit depth and sample rate
  • Introduction of a new sound generation mode: Spectral synthesis
  • Classic Page R inspired 32-step sequencer
  • 24 sources of modulations per track to apply to all CONTROL parameters
  • High-quality output effects
  • VST, VST3, AU, AAX, and standalone operation
Digital Synthesis
  • Sampler
    • Utilizes the now-standard waveform display, including the ability to drag start time and length for both samples and loop points
    • Visualize the waveform in 3D
    • Tuning, envelope, filter and vibrato settings are available to further shape your sound and performance
    • On-board instrument library
    • Sample import for additional processing and performance options
    • Instantly vary the playback sample rates of any samples from the digital dirt of 2.1 kHz all the way up to 44.1 kHz for modern CD quality, usually discovering interesting side effects along the way
    • 30 second sample length for evolving instruments and soundscapes
  • Time Synth
    •  Powerful additive synthesis engine
    • Determine how your sound animates by dragging multiple breakpoints on the independent envelopes for each of 32 harmonics
    • Real-time oscilloscope helps you visualize your work.
    • Augmented simple sine waves for harmonics
      • Add simple waveforms or more harmonically complex wavetables as the source for each harmonic—opening up a ton of creative possibilities
    • Start from scratch, modify a preset, or work with a sample you’ve converted from the Sampler page
  • Spectral Synth
    • Different take on additive synthesis
    • Affect an overall distribution curve of harmonics with controls including Center, Spread, Bias, and Fundamental Boost
    • Modulating parameters with functions and controllers provides a powerful way to add motion and energy to your sound designs
    • Select different waveshapes to pioneer sounds beyond those based on simple sines
    • Offers an easy way to tame additive synthesis and produce different sonic results
  • Cross-synthesis
    • Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) function you the power to analyze a sample and convert it to a harmonic profile to further manipulate using all the unique harmonic controls only available to you in Time Synth mode
    • Faithful modeling of this functionality offers unpredictable artifacts during the conversion process that can be musically useful themselves
    • Converting your additive synth work into a sample to employ the Sampler’s display and controls in further defining your sound
  • Assign Tab
    • Map control and modulation sources to just about any system parameter
    • Click the Map button above the desired source, click/drag the parameter that you want to control in the lower panel to the desired offset amount, and click the Map button again to commit
    • Control sample start time with the keyboard
    • Trigger a crazy pitch warble on every note using an envelope
    • Map a single control or modulation source to multiple parameters simultaneously or vice versa
    • Map button illuminates all associated targets for easy visualization of assignments
  • Function Generators
    • Each instrument has its own six independent Functions you can set up as envelopes, LFOs, and tracking curves, ready to map to a plethora of destinations on the Assign tab
    • Click and drag numerous breakpoints, drag the curvature of each segment for very detailed control, and specify randomization ranges for each point
    • Time Mode: Loop switch causes a Function to repeat for use as an addition LFO—anything from a simple ramp or trill to the exotically complex
    • Options are provided for detailed control over how a Function retriggers and runs, plus the ability to sync it to multiples or divisions of your DAW tempo to add exciting animation to whatever parameters you choose
    • Control Mode: The position of the Function curve is determined by the current value of a controller you associate with it
  • More Modulation
    • Original modulation capabilities are still in place, such as the Vibrato section
    • Added complement of assignable left-hand controllers to include six sliders and six switches that are now available in the Assign and Functions tabs
    • Convenient and dedicated set of front panel performance sliders for instant access to common sonic parameters like filter, attack, damping, sample start, and more
    • MIDI capabilities include mapping standard controllers like velocity, mod wheel, aftertouch, and others, to just about any parameters you can imagine for intimate performance control.
    • Standard MIDI-learn capabilities
Sequencing and Mixing
  • Page R Sequencer
    • The Page R sequencer was the first commercially available screen-based pattern sequencer
    • The quantized, pattern-based workstation implementation changed both the way music sounded and was composed
    • Opens production to talented creatives regardless of their musical motor skills
    • Updated Pattern Grid:
      • Real-time transposition
      • Added two additional tracks
      • Implemented polyrhythm mode with variable track lengths
      • Incorporated swing
  • Mixer
    • Mixer Page: Manage and balance the CMI V’s 10 instrument channels
    • Works in stereo, including an aux bus and master.
    • Includes 13 studio-quality effects to extend your sound designs right on board
    • Leslie rotating speaker emulation
    • Destroy: Bit-smashing distortion
    • Route one effect per instrument, one on the aux return, and two on the master
    • Apply a variable amount of aux bus reverb feed from each instrument, plus apply overall compression and limiting on the master
  • Tune/Map
    • Specify the root note, range, MIDI response channel, and polyphony for each individual instrument slot
    • Set up splits and layers for more complex performance, instrument stacking options, or DAW assignments
    • Control global temperament for outside-the-box sound design or microtonal music


Table of Contents
  • 1Description

Arturia 210628 specs

System Requirements Mac OS X 10.10 or later
2.5 GHz CPU
1 GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
For plug-in use, host software that supports AAX Native, Audio Units, VST2.4, VST3 or NKS formats

Windows 7 (64-bit) or later
2.5 GHz CPU
1 GB free hard disk space
OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
For plug-in use, host software that supports AAX Native, VST2.4, VST3 or NKS formats

Arturia 210628 reviews

Be the first to review this item

Arturia 210628 Q&A

Arturia 210628 accessories

See any errors on this page? Let us know.