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The Who and the Fantom!
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
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.
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.
"Atmospheric" to "Bell Mystic." At first some tweaking of the pulsating Live Set, then a smooth transition to bells in motion.
"Piano&Strings" to "Digitally Yours." Switching back and forth between these two Live Sets at will.
Multi-layered/-zoned Live Set with a bit of real-time tweaking.
An entire orchestra at your fingertips.
Powerful split Live Set with a beefy bass synth on the bottom and a screaming lead sound on the top.
Intimate and elegant. An amazingly rich piano sound.
Layers of acoustic guitar, strings and bells. Create beautiful musical ideas.
Smokin' hot brass.
The perfect piano, bass and drums trio, and you only need two hands.
A must-have for any R&B ballad.
An in-your-face power synth.
A variety of African mallets and bells.
A quick sample of some of the most popular ARX-01 drum kits.
A quick sample of ARX-02 Patches.
"Closer" - Written and performed by Scott Tibbs using the ARX-03 SuperNATURAL Brass Expansion Board.
A quick sample of ARX-03 Patches.
Wretch 32 performing the smash hit 'Don't Go' live on Roland Sessions. Recorded and filmed at the Red Bull Studio London. Shot and edited by Dougie Mackie.
Designed with contemporary dance, pop and hip-hop musicians in mind, the new FG Connects Live update adds hundreds of unique tempo-synced phrases to create instant motion and texture to any sound.
Kern Brantley and Brockett Parsons talk about using Roland synths on the Lady Gaga tour.
Superior drum sounds with control of shell depth, muffling, compression, EQ, reverb and more.
Stunning electric piano sounds and ultra-realistic amp modeling with dynamic control.
Essential brass instruments and ensembles including trumpets, flugelhorns, trombones, saxophones, and more.
A solid, stylish stand for keyboards such as Roland’s Fantom-G8, RD-700GX, and RD-300GX.
A high-quality 1GB USB memory key for use with Roland USB-compatible products such as the DP-990, KR-107, V-Synth GT, SonicCell and more.
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