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 color LCD, powerful new audio/MIDI sequencer and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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.
Controllers: - Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever - Control Knob x 4 - Control Slider x 8 - Assignable Switch x 2 - D Beam Controller
- 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: IN, OUT, THRU
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