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Roland FANTOM-G8 Workstation

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The Roland Fantom-G8 Workstation is a dream keyboard instrument that redefines the boundaries of playability and creativity. Roland has included an ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Roland Fantom-G8 Workstation is a dream keyboard instrument that redefines the boundaries of playability and creativity. Roland has included an advanced sound engine, revolutionary ARX SuperNATURAL> expansion bay, large-sized color LCD, powerful new audio/MIDI sequencer, first-class "Ivory Feel" weighted keys and more to the Fantom-G8.

Advanced Sound Engine

Driven by a powerful new audio processor, the Roland Fantom-G provides new sonic depth and versatility. With twice the wave-ROM capacity of its predecessor, it contains a treasure trove of Roland's world-famous SRX-quality sounds, but what really sets this instrument apart is its new ARX expansion, which allows additional SuperNATURAL sound-sets and fully dedicated synth and effects engines to be added to this already powerful live workstation.

SuperNATURAL ARX Expansion

Fantom-G workstation provides ARX slots that accommodate two SuperNATURAL expansion boards. SuperNATURAL is Roland's unique behavior-modeling technology that enables a new level of organic, emotional expression previously unattainable in synthesizers. Applied to traditional-instrument sounds, SuperNATURAL enables the delicate, organic tonal changes and playing nuances of real musical instruments. It's also a powerful tool for electronic and non-traditional sounds, breathing amazing new life and expression into synthesis.

Power Sequencer Onboard

The Fantom-G is the first Roland instrument to feature Roland's newly designed power sequencer. In conjunction with the large-size LCD, this pro-level composition tool provides 128 tracks (including 24 audio tracks) in a fully integrated audio/MIDI graphical environment. A mouse can be also incorporated for computer-like speed and ease. Other convenient features include combo XLR and TRS connector, phantom power for condenser mics, Hi-Z input for guitar and bass, and line input.

Luxurious Extra-Wide LCD

One look and touch and you'll know that the Fantom-G is an instrument without equal. Only the highest-quality materials have been used to create this dream synth, with a stylish, futuristic design that will turn heads. Front and center is the extra-large 8.5" wide TFT color LCD for enhanced productivity. A first-class assortment of hands- on controls is provided as well, including eight sliders, four knobs, and ten buttons below the LCD.

Amazing FX

Fantom-G is loaded with a state-of-the-art effects engine, with multi-effects available for each Fantom-G sound/part. In 16-part multi-timbre mode, up to 22 effect routings can be used simultaneously. Create complex setups with 16 insert effects per multitimbral patch group, plus global reverbs and choruses. Mastering effects are provided for polishing songs created with the onboard sequencer.

Supreme Keyboard Feel & Action

The Fantom-G8 is outfitted with Roland's top-of-the-line PHA II "Ivory Feel" keyboard. This amazing keyboard technology reproduces the real surface feel of ivory acoustic piano keys providing a familiar stability and comfort to the pianist. The white keys have a two-piece structure which reduces the developed keyboard surface material is designed to absorb moisture, ensuring a secure, slip-proof feel that your fingers will love.

  • Advanced sound engine with double wave capacity of previous flagship workstations
  • 2 x ARXexpansion with SuperNATURAL”the world's greatest performance-expression technology
  • Graphic user interface with extra-large 8.5" wide color LCD and mouse connectivity
  • Newly developed onboard audio/MIDI sequencer with 128 tracks, including 24 audio tracks
  • Multi-FX for each part; up to 22 effects routings can be programmed simultaneously
  • Top-of-the-line keyboard action; weighted PHA II "Ivory Feel" keyboard on Fantom-G8
  • Heavy-duty casing with aluminum panel

Easy-to-play setup combined with powerful synthesis and sampling make this a workstation for the stage and studio! Order yours today!

  • Keyboard: 88 keys, PHA II, Ivory feel, with velocity and channel aftertouch
  • Mamimum Polyphony: 128 voices, shared with the sampling section
  • Parts: 16 parts (Internal) + 16 parts (External) + 2 parts (ARX)+ 24 parts (Audio Track)
  • Wave Memory: 256MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
  • Waveforms: 2,153
  • Preset Memory:
  • Patches 1,500 + 256 (GM2)
  • Rhythm Sets 64 + 9 (GM2)
  • Live Sets 512
  • Studio Sets 128
  • Effects:
  • Patch Multi-Effects (PFX) 16 systems, 76 types
  • Multi-Effects (MFX) 2 systems, 78 types
  • Chorus 1 system, 3 types
  • Reverb 1 system, 10 types
  • Input Effects 1 system, 6 types
  • Mastering Effects 1 system, 3-band compressor
  • Data Format: 16-bit linear, .WAV or .AIFF
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
  • Maximum Sampling Time
  • [When sampling memory isn't expanded (32MB)]
  • mono: 360 sec. approx., stereo: 180 sec. approx.
  • [When sampling memory is expanded with DIMM (544MB)]
  • mono: 108 min. approx., stereo: 54 min. approx.
  • Number of Samples per one project: 2,000
  • Sequencer Section:
  • Tracks
  • MIDI tracks (Internal/External/ARX): max. 128
  • Audio track: max. 24
  • Tempo track: 1
  • Beat track: 1
  • Resolution: 480 TPQN
  • Tempo: 5.00 to 300.00
  • Song per one project: 50
  • Phrase per one project: 2,000
  • Note Capacity per one project: approx. 1,000,000 notes
  • Song Length: 9,998 measures
  • Recording Method
  • Realtime recording
  • Step recording
  • Controllers:
  • Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
  • Control Knob x 4
  • Control Slider x 8
  • Assignable Switch x 2
  • D Beam Controller
  • Connectors:
  • Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type
  • A (MIX) Output Jacks (L/MONO, R)
  • 1/4 inch TRS phone type
  • B Output Jacks (L, R): 1/4 inch phone type
  • Input Jacks (L/MONO/MIC, R): 1/4 inch phone type
  • Mic./Guitar Input Jacks: 1/4 inch phone type / XLR type (Phantom power)(Hi-Z)
  • Pedal Jacks:
  • Hold Pedal Jack (Half Pedal recognition)
  • Control Pedal Jack (assignable) x 2
  • MIDI Connectors:
  • USB Connectors:
  • USB Computer Connector (supports file transfer or mass storage class, and Audio/MIDI)
  • USB Mouse Connector
  • Digital Audio Interface: COAXIAL INPUT / OUTPUT, AC Inlet
  • Others:
  • Arpeggiator 128
  • Arpeggio Sets 128
  • RPS Sets 32
  • Rhythm Pattern Sets 32
  • Chord Memory 128
  • Chord Memory Sets 128
  • Display: Graphic Type, 8.5", Wide VGA (800 x 480 dots), backlit LCD (Color)
  • Pads: 16 pads, Velocity and Polyphonic Aftertouch sensitive
  • Expansion for sound generator: ARX expansion boards: 2 slots
  • Expansion for sampling memory: DIMM: 1 slot, supports PC133, CL=2/3, 3.3 V, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB
  • External Storage Device: USB Flash Memory
  • Power Supply: AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60Hz), AC 220 V (60Hz)
  • Power Consumption: 30 W
  • Accessories
  • Owner's Manual, CD-ROM (Editor, USB MIDI driver), Power Cord
  • Options:
  • Expansion Board: ARX Series, Keyboard Stand: KS-V7 (Fantom-G7/-G6), KS-18Z (Fantom-G8/-G7/-G6), KS-G8 (Fantom-G8), Pedal Switch: DP series,
  • Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Flash Memory: M-UF1G, M-UF128, Microphone: DR series, Headphones: RH-series
  • Size and Weight
  • Width: 55 inches, 1,396 mm
  • Depth: 19-13/16 inches, 502 mm
  • Height: 7-1/4 inches, 183 mm
  • Weight: 70 lbs. 9 oz., 32.0 kg

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Praise the Lord!!

By SoniaD

from Arkansas

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Comments about Roland FANTOM-G8 Workstation:

I have a fantom g and I like my keyboard so much! In all honestly I couldn't see how Roland could create a keyboard that sound better than the fantom x series, but they have. I had the opportunity to play on $100,000 acoustic piano when I took lessons. And, I must say that the fantom G have great sounding piano with good tuning feature if you need them. I don't have to use the tuning feature because most of the piano sounds are dead on center accurate. And, it is so many that it could take hours to just demo all of them. The bass guitars and drum kits are great as well. As a studio musician I have had the opportunity to own and play Yamaha keyboards and pianos as well as other brand. But, I cannot live without my Roland. When you have a great sounding keyboard that has multi-track audio and midi sequencing capabilities as the fantom g your creativity flows smoothly. As, for the software utility that comes with the keyboard it is good as well because if you working with a DAW like Pro Tools, Cubase, or Sonar, etc you can control all fantom g features as a software plug-in in your DAW program without ever touching the buttons. Go Roland if your looking for a complete workstation with DAW capabilities of multi-track audio or midi sequencing. You won't be sorry that you did!!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Keyboard

By DPianoMan8

from NC

Comments about Roland FANTOM-G8 Workstation:

I love this keyboard. I had a few issues after purchasing it, but they were caused by factory settings. After working through this, and I must mention that Tech Support was great, I am loving this board. There is so much to learn. Layering/adjusting volume levels on the fly is so fast and easy. Get this board, you will not be disappointed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Extremely Powerful Workstation

By Chopin-Guy

from Houston

Comments about Roland FANTOM-G8 Workstation:

I have to admit that this instrument was way more than what I needed but have been quite impressed with all of its capabilities. Being a classical musician, I thought it would be more fun to have alot of the bells and whisles that are on this unit. However, the sounds are quite good....yes, you can find various sounds elswhere that are better for specific uses. However, overall you should have no trouble finding or programing what you need with ease on this board. It has been 10 years since owning a synth, and only having had this unit a day I am already easily navigating between modes, functions, and parameters---squencing songs--with ease, thanks to the awesome graphical interface on this unit. Value wise, this is a tought debate---yes this is a pricey board, but it can do anything you call on it with ease and it makes the overall experience a coherent and pleasing one. I suppose it's all in the eyes of the beholder...I love my Fantom G8....

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Roland Fantom G8

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Roland FANTOM-G8 Workstation:

So, overall this is a great keyboard. Well constructed. Most of the sounds are very good. The layout is more organized and user friendly. The piano sounds, believe it or not, are not great. I tweaked them a little and got some that I get by with, but the original sample was flawed. The most important sounds in a keyboard are the piano sounds and they should be much better than this. Other sounds that I use (like the Rhodes, Clav, String, Harp, Moog, etc.) are good. The computer software that comes with it is a joke. Not written by real programmers, and it doesn't do anything that you can't do on the keyboard. No benefit at all. I haven't used the mouse with it, but what's the point? The keyboard is still in a data-entry type format not a Windows format. Scrolling is still the best method. Still, its a keeper. Pretty decent keyboard.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


The Heavy Armada has arrived

By Nexas

from Undisclosed

Comments about Roland FANTOM-G8 Workstation:

When I bought it the first thing I recognized is it's size and weight (33 kg!).You can customize most of the func. buttons and D-Beam to do any thing. The performance fuctions(Live, Single, Studio), patch editors,Live Sampling and D-Beam Thecnology makes it way ahaead of it's rivals. If you are an piano player and looking for an actual "piano feel" keyboard, it's for you (for me). And for the negative parts: Some orchestral patches are not succesful. But with spending enough time with the Patch editors you may get what you like. The wieighted PHA II keys may not be suitable for every keyboard player. After all it's a great keyboard and will be "The Armada" of Roland Keyboard family.

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