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Synthesis and sampling power like you've never encountered with Roland's most powerful synthesis chip ever!
The Roland Fantom-X6 61-Key Sampling Workstation has 61 full-sized keys, 128 voices, and seamless integration of audio and MIDI. And you get beautiful new ROM waves and sampling, plus realtime time-stretch capability. 128MB wave ROM includes 88 key split piano and more. 32MB sample RAM expandable to 544MB with optional DIMMs. Innovations such as color LCD screen, skip back sampling that retrieves what you just played as a sample, dynamic pad bank with 16 velocity-sensitive pads and aftertouch, as well as V-LINK for triggering and manipulating video clips. 3 MFX processors plus dedicated reverb, chorus, and mastering processor. USB port for MIDI, WAV/AIFF file exchange and 4X SRX expansion. PC card slot for backing up samples and data with up to 1GB capacity. Roland gives you 4 mono or 2 stereo line outs, stereo line in, and 24-bit S/PDIF I/O with the Fantom-X6.
Reviewed by 28 customers
I have played this at a local music store and I loved it so I bought it. It has so many features for the money
I bought this board probably 3 or 4 years ago and instantly fell in love. Over time I'm beginning to realize the patches aren't quite the quality I'm looking for. I noticed rolling the bass completely off my amp helped with clarity alot. Roland really did it with the upgrade the fantom Gs. Their patches are pretty nice. But I bought the wrong board for myself. I need a simple board with many nice sounds in it instead of one that is infinately adjustable and a complete studio in one. Overall this is a great board, top of the line, for the right person
Ok so I purchased this item about 2 weeks ago. I wanted to check out all the features before I came back and wrote. Let's start off with what I don't like. Well there was only 1 thing... the sequencer. I have been producing for 11 years and I have never seen a sequencer that was difficult when creating a full song with breakdowns. I mean creating a loop us easy, but after using the MPC 2000 for the last 7 years, I got tired of the Fantom X6's sequencer. You cannot copy all events in 1 stroke, but you have to copy every note by note. This is so fustrating but lets move on. Sounds are incredible. I'm amazed everyday at how I can manipulate sounds on so many ways. The mastering quality puts ameturs on the level of Professionals. The Mixer screen allows you to tweak each intrument, and there are so many drum kits you shoudl never have 2 songs that sound the same. Let's talk about sampling. I have never sampled and usually like to create beats from scratch. This has changed my mind. This is because it makes sampling so easy. You can sample something, chop it up and trigger it where you want and it will even sync the tempo of the sample to your song with just a few steps. This is phenomenial. All and all I love this keyboard and I'm sure I will keep it for years to come.
This piano has it all better then all the pianos made. This piano has effects that sound really clear. Then there is those inputs where you could put more to it like bass, giutar, trumpet any instrument. It's all on one piano. No piano has that kind of design that this piano has. IT HAS IT ALL!!!!!
It's a very special machine, very powerfull it's very handy if you want to work with the V-synth XT. The sound is amazing good and the effects two.
Fantom is a great piece of equipment, I have it 2 months already and I guarantee whoever buys it, will enjoy every second spend with this machine. It's my 1st hardware workstation I ever used and I have to admit that after Fantom I don't see myself going back to fruity loops. I'd write a whole book about fantom but I'll say short. YOU GOTTA GET IT
It's a great piece of gear, very reliable. I work with one in a studio I use it as a midi controller and for just playing if your a gear freak you will enjoy the capabilities that this bad boy is capable of.
I did my shopping for months and months. Did my research just like you are right now. The Yamaha Motif is cool and the Triton are great boards, don't get me wrong here.... but, the Roland Fantom X-6 sounds UNBELIEVABLE! The onboard sounds blow everything away, in every genre... and I don't say that lightly. Motif and Triton just don't cut it compared to the Fantom. The big LCD display is wonderful and production so easy, with every feature you could every want on board right in front of you.... don't worry about have a million devices, the Fantom has it all.I purchased the ram and storage card so that I could store and do the sampling I need to. But LISTEN UP to those that want to get this board: You must buy the Expansion cards for this board, they are somehow even more unbelievable then the onboard sounds. SO crystal clear and full sounding, really go to your local music store and listen to the difference your self.My only quarrel with this board is the PC to Fantom features... wish I had more options then just file transfer and midi. But even that portion is simple, well designed... thats why I gave features a 4.5 out of 5.After I purchased this board all of my friends and fellow musicians could not believe how all of a sudden I sounded Professional.... and you wanna know a secret, I used all factory sounds, no effects, not even any mixing.... the sounds are THAT GOOD.
I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. 2 years later bought one, couldn't been happier. It does everything I need. The 8 track recorder is a Godsend! Originally I was going to buy a good keyboard & a seperate recorder, but now I got 2 for 1 ! I do jazz & hip hop. I have my technics 1200cd player going into the audio input for sampling & scratchig. The audio recorder allows me to overlay scratches on top of my beats.It also has "time stretch" capabilties that wont let you loose pitch quality when sampiling. I may use one or two tracks for vocals, 2 or 3 for samples, the rest for scrathing. For a hip hopper this is all you need, (forget a mpc) you can produce pro tracks in no time! For my jazzy side,it has 16 tracks of sequencing, with many quality sounds,the best! Cons:the pads dont sync well in recording (I only use them for rolls),This machine has "frozen-up" on me on occasions,(but thats all computer based equiptment) If you buy it, upgrade your memorey. This keyboard is my heart & soul. Roland set a new standard when they made this. I wanna see how they would top it !
This keyboard makes a difference in our services. This board has good quality sounds, this has everything we wanted