Peter Vogel


Oral History Information

Peter Vogel and his schoolmate, Kim Ryrie, created the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument (CMI) in 1975. The innovative computer based synthesizer helped revolutionize the music industry while providing cutting edge technology that allowed musicians to create and perform new sounds. Among the most important elements of the Fairlight products was the idea of sampling saving your own sounds, a feature not possible in any other product at the time.