And then finally, to make sure everything is booting up properly, we needed a visual indication, so in the absence of a IIx monitor, we jerry-rigged a cable to output to an RCA that connected to an old Casio LCD TV and we got the all important "Hello World" message that reads "Load System Disk" (The CMI IIx loaded its operating system direct from a floppy. No hard disk drives here!). As you can see, the drive bay, which normally houses two 8" floppy disk drives is empty. The plan is to install one floppy drive and an SD card drive, specifically adapted for the CMI. To the left of the computer cards will go the channel cards that give the Fairlight its voice.
Finally, we will add a genuine IIx monitor, complete with trademark lightpen, an alphanumeric keyboard and the iconic white music keyboard.