Roland FA-08 88 Note Workstati ...

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Roland FA-08 88 Note Workstation

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Manufacturer's ID: FA-08

What we say:

At A Glance:

Roland’s FA-08 is the flagship of their acclaimed FA series of workstations. It features a fully-weighted 88-note keyboard with an ivory feel, making it ideal for expressive playing. It is a fully equipped workstation with thousands of on-board sounds, studio quality effects and a fantastic sampler. Whether you are creating finished productions in the studio or playing live, the FA-08 has you covered.

Features We Love:

SuperNATURAL Synth and Integra-7 Sounds

There are over 2000 sounds on board, inherited from the flagship Integra-7 sound module. This means that the FA-08 offers professional grade synthesiser and acoustic sounds out of the box. You can also expand the amount of sounds on board via the internal wave sound expansion slots. The FA-08 gives you almost every sound you'd ever need.

Fully-fledged Workstation

The FA-08 is a fully equipped workstation. You’ll find premium sounds, an intuitive workflow and studio quality effects on board. It also allows you to split and layer up to 16 sounds in a studio set, making it an excellent choice for performing live and creating finished musical productions in the studio.

Instant-Access Performance Sampler

The sampler on the FA-08 offers fast, easy operation with no load times! You can quickly access samples from an SD card and assign them to the 16 pads. This allows you to play one-shots, loops and full-length backing tracks with ease. The FA also features Guitar/Mic and Line inputs, so you can sample your instruments or voice with ease.

Highlights:

  • SuperNATURAL Synth engine for high quality synth sounds
  • Velocity sensitive 88 note weighted keyboard
  • Top-shelf SuperNATURAL acoustic tones and drums
  • 16-Track MIDI Sequencer with non-stop loop recording
  • Easily export full mixdowns or multitrack audio to SD card
  • Built-in audio interface
  • Seamless ‘one-button’ DAW integration

What's Included:

  • Roland FA-08 88 Note Workstation
  • Quick Start
  • Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
  • SD Card (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
  • SD Card Protector (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power Cord

Specification

Keyboard 88 keys (Ivory Feel-G Keyboard with Escapement)
Maximum Polyphony 128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Parts 16 parts
Tones SuperNATURAL Acoustic
  SuperNATURAL Synth
  SuperNATURAL Drum Kit
  PCM Synth
  * GM2 compatible sounds are included.
Wave Expansion Slots 2 slots
  * The wave expansion slots are rewritable internal waveform memory. You can download data from the Axial sound library site and write it via a USB flash drive into the FA's internal wave memory (slot).
Favorite Yes
Effects Multi-Effects: 16 systems, 68 types (Vocoder can be used only on part 1.)
  Part EQ: 16 systems
  Drum Part COMP+EQ: 6 systems
  Chorus: 3 types
  Reverb: 6 types
  Master Compressor (This can be changed to Insert FX (78 types).)
  Master EQ
  Total Effects (TFX): 29 types
  Mic Input Reverb: 8 types
MIDI Tracks 16
File format Original, SMF export/import supported, WAV export supported
Sampler Format 16-bit linear, 44.1 kHz, WAV/AIFF/MP3 import supported
Sampler Polyphony 8
Number of Samples 16 Pads x 4 Banks (for each song)
Rhythm Pattern Yes
Arpeggio Yes
Chord Memory Yes
Controllers D-BEAM Controller
  Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
  Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2)
  Control Knob x 6
  Sample Pad
  Tempo Knob
Display 5-inch Graphic Color LCD
External Memory SD Card (SDHC supported)
Connectors Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  MAIN Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch TRS phone type
  Sub Output Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  AUDIO INPUT Jacks
  LINE: Stereo miniature phone type
  GUITAR/MIC: 1/4-inch phone type
  FOOT PEDAL Jacks (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD)
  MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
  USB FOR UPDATE Port
  USB COMPUTER Port (USB Hi-Speed AUDIO/MIDI)
  (Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.)
  DC IN Jack
Power Supply AC Adaptor
Current draw 1,300 mA
Accessories Quick Start
  Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
  SD Card (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
  SD Card Protector (installed in the product when shipped from the factory)
  AC Adaptor
  Power Cord
Width 1415 mm / 55-3/4 inches
Depth 340 mm / 13-7/16 inches
Height 142 mm / 5-10/16 inches
Weight 16.5 kg / 36 lbs. 7 oz.

Firmware Update Ver.2.03 introduces the following features

  • Seamlessly Switching Between Multiple Sounds While Performing (Sound Remain)
  • Memorizing the Pad Mode for Each Studio Set
  • Using the [1] - [8] Buttons as Pads (Virtual Pad)
  • Using the FA as a Master Keyboard
  • Controlling Ableton Live from the FA
  • Support was added for the ONKYO UWF-1 Wireless USB Network Adapter.

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5 (5 reviews)

I have heard mixed reviews about the key-bed. Personally, I think it feels great and a huge step up from other (fully weighted / hammer action) keyboards that I have used and owned. The mat feel of the keys make it enjoyable to play for hours without fatigue. Can't say too much about the interface, as I still need to spend longer with it, but from what I have read and from my usage so far, it is as user-friendly as a workstation can be. Maybe in the next few years we will start to see larger touch-screens emerge . . .

Jaalam M. - 17/3/2021

Brian M. - 2/12/2020

Great keyboard and good pricing, plenty sounds available to mix together to get what you are looking for. Good quality and build.

Christopher B. - 5/11/2020

So far so good, but only really getting started. Ivory feel is lovely!

Robert W. - 15/11/2018

I love this keyboard. The sounds are terrific. I don't think I would need to buy another keyboard after this.

Kenny M. - 23/5/2018

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