The original Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) was designed in 1979, this playlist shows Dr. Moog demonstrating the Fairlight CMI in 1983, and includes clips of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Herbie Hancock using their Fairlight CMI systems.

Jeff Harris discusses and demonstrates the Fairlight CMI which was also used for the movie TRON.

Visit Peter Vogel's website anerd.com for more personal history of the Fairlight CMI, here are links to the sites of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Herbie Hancock.