Roland Fantom G8 Synthesizer WorkstationStock code: 56715
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- Advanced sound engine with double wave capacity of previous flagship workstation
- 2 x ARX expansion 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
- Heavy-duty casing with aluminum panel
Driven by a powerful new audio processor, the 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 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 intergraded 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 handson controls is provided as well, including eight sliders, four knobs, and ten buttons below the LCD.
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 patch, 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 2-piece structure which reduces the surface "click" noise when playing. The newly developed keyboard surface material is designed to absorb moisture, ensuring a secure, slip-proof feel that your fingers will love.
|Connectivity Details||Headphones Input, Microphone Input, MIDI, USB|
|Key Stage||Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||Roland Fantom G8 Synthesizer Workstation|
- Mamimum Polyphony
- Wave Memory
- Preset Memory per one Project
- Data Format
- Sampling Frequency
- Maximum Sampling Time
- Number of Samples per one project
- Song per one project
- Phrase per one project
- Note Capacity per one project
- Song Length
- Recording Method
- Headphones Jack
- A (MIX) Output Jacks (L/MONO, R)
- B Output Jacks (L, R)
- Input Jacks (L/MONO/MIC, R)
- Mic./Guitar Input Jacks
- Pedal Jacks
- 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 InletOthers
- Expansion for sound generator
- Expansion for sampling memory
- External Storage Device
- Power Supply
- Power Consumption
Arpeggiator 128 Arpeggio Sets 128 RPS Sets 32 Rhythm Pattern Sets 32 Chord Memory 128 Chord Memory Sets 128 Graphic Type, 8.5", Wide VGA (800 x 480 dots), backlit LCD (Color) 16 pads, Velocity and Polyphonic Aftertouch sensitive ARX expansion boards: 2 slots DIMM: 1 slot, supports PC133, CL=2/3, 3.3 V, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB USB Flash Memory AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60Hz), AC 220 V (60Hz) 30 W Owner's Manual, CD-ROM (Editor, USB MIDI driver), Power CordOptions 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
Fantastic bit of Roland kit
Posted on 20/12/2012 by Richie
As the previous reviewer stated a great look and feel. It is also coupled with years of Roland expertise to make a very versatile synth, with a huge array of sounds and features. Well worth the 3k price tag!
Love the Roland sound
Posted on 02/08/2012 by Mark Shaw
Awesome look and feel to this workstation, no need to buy an external computer as this does everything I want and sounds fantastic to boot. The range of sounds available is immense and only limited by imagination, or should I say strolling through sounds in a quite a random way can bring spontaneous ideas. The keys are lush and just right for me, I'd say near perfect. The build quality is what you'd expect for £3K and for my set-up (non-gigging) it will last me a lifetime.