Fantom-G8

Workstation Keyboard

Fantom-G8: Workstation Keyboard

Reaching New Levels of Power and Luxury

Features

Introducing the most powerful and luxurious live workstation in Roland history. The Fantom-G is a dream instrument that redefines the boundaries of playability and creativity with its advanced sound engine, revolutionary ARX SuperNATURAL™ expansion bay, large-sized colour LCD, powerful new audio/MIDI sequencer, first-class “Ivory Feel” weighted keys and more.

  • 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 colour 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 aluminium panel

Advanced Sound Engine
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 behaviour-modelling 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 centre is the extra-large 8.5” wide TFT colour 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 multi-timbral 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.

Audio & Video

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Video

Specs

Keyboard Section
Keyboard
88 keys PHA II Ivory Feel Keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch
Sound Generator Section
Maximum 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
2,230
Preset Memory
Patches: 1,664 + 256 (GM2)
Rhythm Sets: 64 + 9 (GM2)
Live Sets: 512
Studio Sets: 128
User Memory (per one project)
Patches: 512
Rhythm Sets: 64
Live Sets: 512
Studio Sets: 128
Effects
Patch Multi-effects (PFX): max. 16 units (76 types)
Multi-effects (MFX): max. 2 units (78 types)
Chorus: 1 unit (3 types)
Reverb: 1 unit (10 types)
Sampling Section
Data Format
16-bit linear, .WAV or .AIFF
Sampling Frequency
44.1kHz
Maximum Sampling Time
approx. 360 sec, mono/180 sec, stereo (when sampling memory isn't expanded/32 MB)
approx. 108 min, mono/54 min, stereo (fully expanded with DIMM/544 MB)
Number of Samples
2,000 (per one project)
Sequencer Section
Tracks
MIDI tracks (Internal/External/ARX): max. 128
Audio tracks: max. 24
Tempo track: 1
Beat track: 1
Resolution
480 TPQN
Tempo
5.00 to 300.00
Songs
50 (per one project)
Phrases
2,000 (per one project)
Notes Capacity
approx. 1,000,000 notes (per one project)
Song Length
9,998 measures
Recording Method
Realtime recording, Step recording
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
Controllers
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever, Control Knob x 4, Control Slider x 8, Assignable Switch x 2, D Beam Controller
Connectors
Mic/Guitar Input Jacks: 1/4 inch phone type/XLR type (Phantom power) (Hi-Z) 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, Pedal Jacks: Hold Pedal Jack (Half Pedal recognition), MIDI Connectors: IN, OUT, THRU, USB Connectors: USB Computer Connector (supports file transfer or mass storage class, and Audio/MIDI), Digital Audio Interface: COAXIAL INPUT/OUTPUT, AC Inlet
Expansion Slots
ARX expansion boards: 2 slots
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 (50/60 Hz), AC 220 V (60 Hz)
Power Consumption
30 W
Accessories
Owner's Manual, CD-ROM (Editor, USB Audio/MIDI driver), Power Cord
Options
Expansion Board: ARX Series, Keyboard Stand: KS-V7, KS-18Z, Pedal Switch: DP series, Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Memory: M-UF1G
Size and Weight
Width
1,396 mm
55 inches
Depth
502 mm
19-13/16 inches
Height
183 mm
7-1/4 inches
Weight
33.6 kg
74 lbs. 2 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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