On each episode of Instrumental Instruments, we ask an expert to offer a demonstration of the instrument in question. Recently, we visited the Los Angeles home of Tim Curtis, a synth guru, to hear how the Fairlight sparked a digital revolution. (You can read more on that here.)
When we arrived at Tim’s home, we found more than we bargained for. Tim has not just one, but two Fairlights (remarkable, especially considering how rare and expensive they are), and a host of other instruments laying around. Mitch Maher, a local photographer, documented Tim’s remarkable set-up.
Header image © Mitch Maher