Fairlight CMI and Synclavier System Rentals in Los Angeles
Available for rental:
Fairlight CMI IIx with General Interface SMPTE/MIDI
This is a fully serviced system with
all peripherals and a huge sound library, packed in four flight cases.
The Fairlight IIx w/General Interface is the last word in Fairlights.
The CMIs I, II, and III lack the sound and/or connectivity. There is
absolutely nothing like it.
Any Synclavier configuration (V/PK velocity keyboard, 100kHz polyphonic sampling/synthesis voices, 100kHz Direct-to-Disk live audio recording, UDIO for transfers in the digital domain, Synclavier
II synthesizer voices, Digital Guitar, music libraries, sound effects
libraries, etc.) can be configured for any occasion. The Synclavier is
still the best sounding sampling/synthesis and multitrack recording
system of all time, rent it for use on your important project without
having to buy one.
WENDELjr drum replacement system/full drum kit of sounds (the sound of Roger Nichols/Steely Dan/Walter Becker/Donald Fagen)
Any number of WENDELjr systems and sounds can
be configured for any occasion. The WENDELjr is
still the best triggering, excellent sounding 16-bit sampled drum
playback system out there. The ability to track fills, flams, and rolls
and play different right hand/left hand samples with unique tunings for
each to avoid the machine gun sound is unparalleled. The WENDEL sounds
are not just the sound of Steely Dan Gaucho/Walter Becker/Donald Fagen,
but was also the bass drum of Nirvana Nevermind, also used for the
Arcadia album, used by The Corrs, major sound production companies used
it for nearly all metal bands for over 20 years, and Tony Blanc did
engineering for Bon Jovi, Chicago, Rihanna, Shakira, Sting, etc. and
used the sounds as well. Rent it for use on your important project.
Dolby Cat. 43
The ultimate vintage single-ended
noise reduction for television and film use, a complete system with
Dolby 361 rack unit and remote control, packed in a small flight case.
Cartage/setup is included with most rental packages (and stairclimbing
robots as needed for the location), and programming services are
Note: As with renting a car, it isn't intended to be cheaper than
owning it, and the car isn't going to be sent to Europe for the rental,
then sent back to L.A.. This
is intended for Los Angeles special project use (recording session,
music video shoot, etc.) only. San Francisco Bay Area rentals are
sometimes possible. It is a tremendous amount of work and risk to
manage such a rental, and a considerable expense. Anyone who has rented
these so far (Stevie Wonder/En Vogue/Beck Hansen/Jon Batiste) could have afforded to buy ten of them on the spot, but didn't need to.
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