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Manufacturer's ID: FANTOM-8
What we say:
At A Glance:
Fantom 8 is Roland's flagship machine for music production and performance. Built to be musical every step of the way. Sound creation, songwriting, sequencing and performance playing can all be executed with ease.
Fantom not only sounds amazing, it draws out new musical ideas every time you use it. Created with the musician in mind, Fantom never gets in the way of your performance, it is a pure joy to use.
Features We Love:
The Best Sounds
Fantom combines decades of technology. Nailing the sound of Roland's iconic synths with their custom Behaviour Modelling Chips. Pianos and acoustic tones are realistically recreated using the now legendary V-Piano technology. New complex tones can easily be created in beautiful detail through the HD interface and controls.
Fast and Fluid Music Creation
Fantom recognises that different sequencers benefit different production styles. Patterns can be created by recording your performance in real time, using the 808 style TR-REC step sequencer and using a piano roll grid. Patterns can then be chained together to create songs, or split up into clips for a Live style real time performance.
Optimised For Every Performance
Fantom-8 features a beautiful fully weighted keybed with aftertouch. Menu diving is kept to a minimum thanks to a generous selection of encoders and faders. Each featuring high resolution control over 1024 steps for smooth analogue-esque adjustments. Finally the HD touchscreen is a dream to use, thanks to the intuitive operating system, your workflow will be effortless.
Fantom is a new concept platform that is constantly evolving. Through regular updates, Fantom has gained several new usable features, which since its launch have included the introduction of multisampling, SuperNATURAL acoustic instrument voices, 4 vintage synth expansions, a Virtual Tonewheel Organ, a 32 band Vocoder and Ableton Live integration. In addition to these updates, Fantom features the ZEN-Core sound engine, which allows you to import, export and share your ZEN-Core sounds with other Roland ZEN-Core hardware and your DAW.
- World class sound expandable sound engine
- Tough metal construction
- Analog Filter
- Deep integration with Ableton Live and Apple Logic Pro X and MainStage
- Computer intergration with high-quality 16x3 stereo audio interface
- Works as DAW controller
- CV/Gate outputs
- Power Supply
- User Manual
|Keyboard||88 Keys (PHA-50 Wood and Plastic Hybrid Structure, with Escapement and Ebony/Ivory Feel, channel aftertouch)|
|Various MODEL sound generators|
|* ZEN-Core Tones can import and export.|
|* The expansion are rewritable internal sound generator memory.|
|You can download data from the Roland Cloud and write it via a USB flash drive into the FANTOM's internal memory.|
|Parts||16 Zones(Internal + External)|
|Scenes||128 Scenes x 4 Bank|
|Tones||Over 3,500 Tones|
|Over 90 Drum kits|
|Tone Remain||16 parts (16 zones / 16 scenes).|
|* Tone Remain does not apply to V-Piano Technology sounds.|
|Favorite||Rating System: 4 Steps (0-3)|
|Tone Search / Scene Search||Raiting, Character|
|Effects||Multi-Effects: 16 systems, 90 types|
|Part EQ: 16 systems|
|Drum Part COMP: 6 systems|
|Insertion Effect: 2 System, 90 Type|
|TFX: 1 System, 90 Types|
|Input MFX: 2 Systems(in Parallel), 90 Types|
|Chorus: 9 types|
|Reverb: 7 types|
|Input Reverb: 7 types|
|Input EQ: 2 Systems (in Parallel)|
|Vocoder||Band: 13, 20, 32|
|Type: Mono, Stereo|
|Preset Setting: 10|
|User Setting: 20|
|Scene Chain||Chain: 16 Scenes x 32 Pages (Total 512 Scenes) per 1 Chain set|
|Marker: 62 (0-9, A-Z, a-z) per 1 Chain Set|
|MIDI Tracks||16 (Internal/External)|
|Pattern||8 (per each Track)|
|Pattern Length||32 measures|
|Recording Method||Realtime recording, Step recording, TR-REC|
|Editing Method||Piano roll edit (Touch Edit support / Automation support), Microscope|
|Song||1 (per Scene)|
|File format||Original, SMF export/import supported|
|* Sampler trigger data can be recorded.|
|SAMPLER - KEYBOARD MULTISAMPLE|
|Format||16/24-bit linear, 44.1/48kHz, WAV/AIFF|
|Number of Samples||8,000|
|Number of Multisamples||128|
|Sampling Time||The maximum is 2 minutes 44 second (1 Sample)|
|* A total of approximately 2 GB (Share with Expansion titles)"|
|* Keyboard Multisample can import and export as ZEN-Core Tone.|
|SAMPLER - PAD SAMPLER|
|Format||16-bit linear, 44.1/48kHz, WAV/AIFF import supported|
|Number of Samples||16 Pads x 4 Banks|
|Sampling Time||The maximum is 60 minutes (the equivalent of approximately 660 MB).|
|* A total of approximately 2 GB can be saved (including imported WAV files)|
|* When you use the PAD samples as KBD Wave, then you have to manipulation it.|
|Internal Storage Space for Files||2GB|
|PAD Mode||Sample Pad, Note Pad, Partial Sw/Sel, DAW Control, Zone Mute, Zone Solo, Kbd Sw Group, Rhythm Pattern, Pattern, Variation Play, Group Play|
|* When connect to MX-1|
|CV/Gate Control||2 x CV/Gate or 3 x CV/1 x Gate|
|Controllers||Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever (*)|
|Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2)|
|Control Knob x 8|
|Slider x 8|
|USB Audio Slider|
|Wheel x 2 (*)|
|Function Knob x 6|
|Sound Modified Knob x 11 (*)|
|4 x 4 Pad|
|* 1024 step editing support|
|It can be use with Cutoff, Resonance, Attack , Decay , Sustain , Release , Amp , FX Depth.|
|Display||Graphic Type, 7", Wide VGA (800 x 480 dots), backlit LCD (Color/Touch screen)|
|Connectors||Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type|
|MAIN OUT Jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type)|
|MAIN OUT Jacks (L, R) (XLR type)|
|SUB OUT1 Jacks (L, R) (1/4-inch phone type)|
|SUB OUT2 Jacks (L, R) (1/4-inch phone type)|
|ANALOG OUTPUT Jacks(1,2)(1/4-inch phone type)|
|Mic/Line Input Jacks: (1,2) (1/4 inch phone type/XLR type)|
|2 x CV OUT, 2x GATE OUT|
|FOOT PEDAL JackS(HOLD, CTRL1,CTRL2,CTRL3) (*1)|
|MIDI connectors (IN, OUT1, OUT2/THRU) (*2)|
|USB MEMORY Port|
|USB COMPUTER Port (AUDIO: Max 24bit/96KHz 3 Sereo Output, 16 Stereo Input / MIDI:|
|3 Port support)|
|3 x External Device Port: A Roland A-49 or an A-PRO series MIDI Controller can be connected. (*3)|
|*1: 1024 Step value support|
|*2: High-resolution velocity data output support|
|*3: Operation is not guaranteed if a generic MIDI device is connected.|
|External Memory||USB Flash drive (sold separately)|
|Dimensions||1,432 (W) x 439 (D) x 153 (H) mm|
Firmware Update Ver.2.5 introduces the following features:
- Virtual ToneWheel: Faithful emulation of a real tone wheel organ
- Ableton Live Integration: Seamless Ableton Live workflow direct on the FANTOM touchscreen
Firmware Update Ver.2.1 introduces the following features:
- A MODEL sound module has been added.
- Four MODEL EXPANSION sounds (EXM001 through EXM004) are now supported.
- EXPORT SAMPLE operations (EXPORT operations for KEYBOARD SAMPLE data) are now supported.
- KEYBOARD SAMPLE / MULTISAMPLE functions are provided.
- A MICROSCOPE EDIT function has been added to the sequencer.
- An AUTOMATION function has been added to PIANO ROLL EDIT.
- A MARKER function has been added to SCENE CHAIN.
- A SWAP function has been added to SCENE CHAIN.
- TFX has been added to MAIN BUS.
- Input MFX has been added to AUDIO IN.
- A ZONE OUT ASSIGN screen has been added.
- A WALLPAPER function has been added.
- Roland Cloud is now supported.
- ZEN-Core SCENE IMPORT and EXPORT functions are provided.
- SuperNATURAL Acoustic Piano/Electric Piano expansion sounds (EXSN01 and EXSN02) are now supported.
- An LED Brightness function has been provided.
- A Zone Sw Indicator function has been provided.
- ZEN-Core TONE IMPORT and EXPORT functions are provided.
- SuperNATURAL Acoustic Strings and Brass are provided in the sound source.
- VOCODER is provided in Input FX.
- A TONE Raiting function is provided.
- A TONE text search function and Rating search function are provided.
- Pattern and Variation Play functions are provided in PAD MODE.
- A Remote Keyboard Switch function is provided.
- An LCD Brightness function is provided.
- A USB Memory Unmount function has been added.
- AIRA LINK is supported.
- Batch installation and uninstallation of multiple added tones is now supported.
- A TONE addition function (EXPANSION) was provided.
- A PATTERN-EDITING function using the piano roll was added.
- A SCENE search function was added.
- "ZONE assign" and "PLAYBACK level" functions for the sample pads were added.
- A NOISE SUPPRESSOR function was added to the analog filter.
- A function for setting the timing of pattern switching was added.
- A copy function for TR-REC was added.
- A Playback/Stop function for TARGET PATTERNS was added.
- A Normalize Function for Sample Editing was added.
- An End-Point preview function for WAVE editing was added.
- ZEN-Core and System parameters were added.
- Operational stability when installing or uninstalling an EXPANSION has been improved.
- The accuracy of detecting keystrokes has been improved.
- The Original Key value is now inferred from the file name when importing a KEYBOARD SAMPLE.
- It is now possible to IMPORT and EXPORT TONE values that use KEYBOARD SAMPLE or MULTISAMPLE data.
- It is now possible to select the MODEL tone when performing an IMPORT or EXPORT operation for a TONE.
- In TONE EDIT, changing a Partial Pitch Coarse Tune value now retriggers sound production.
- Improvements have been made to the accuracy of MIDI clock synchronization for effects when the Sync Mode is set to SLAVE.
- A display function for the LIST screen has been added to SCENE CHAIN.
- COPY, SWAP, and INT functions for SET have been added to SCENE CHAIN.
- ZOOM EDIT is now selectable for MFX, IFX, and TFX.
- ZOOM EDIT is now selectable for DRUM KIT EDIT.
- Five types of ASSIGN parameters have been added to the S1 through S3 buttons.
- ADVANCED has been added to ZONE INT/EXT CONTROL.
- Transpose settings for each respective ZONE have been added.
- KBD SAMPLE is now also selectable in FACTORY RESET, BACKUP, and RESTORE operations
- SCENE DOWN/UP and DEC/INC have been added to the functions assignable to the [S1] [S2] [S3] buttons.
- A Wave Tempo Sync parameter has been added to TONE.
- An Encoder Speed function has been added.
- The PANIC function has been improved. Stopping Samples is also carried out.
- PANIC function: Pressing the [SHIFT] + [EXIT] buttons transmits an All Note Off message to all parts.
- In Piano Roll Edit, it is now possible to select, copy, and work with multiple events in other ways.
- In the V-Piano Technology sound engine, Coarse Tune, Fine Tune, and Octave Shift can now be carried out.
- The sequencer's PATTERN screen was revised.
- The pattern-creation conditions at the Piano Roll screen display were revised.
- Recording at high-resolution velocity during pattern recording is now supported.
- The list view displayed when a Tone Name or the like is double-tapped has been improved.
- The operation of the TONE CATEGORY buttons at the SCENE SELECT screen has been improved.