Roland Fantom-X8 Workstation Keyboard

Roland Updated: 2009-02-23 RSS
Roland Fantom-X8 Workstation Keyboard

The Fantom-X Series is the flagship of the Roland workstation family, offering musicians nearly 1GB of wave memory when fully expanded, and 128-voice performance. At the top of the vast soundset is Roland's finest 88-key split stereo-sampled piano, with each note individually sampled at multiple velocities. In addition, the Fantom-X provides room for four SRX expansion boards, so users can customize their soundsets to their specific needs and stylistic preferences.

The Fantom-X Series is the first line of workstation keyboards with a color LCD screen. Combined with an inviting icon-driven user interface, the Fantom-X has been globally heralded as the most powerful-yet-friendly workstation on the market.

Note: Pre-Version-2 Fantom-Xs can be upgraded via the FAN-X-UP1 Audio Track Expansion Kit. The upgrade kit includes a CompactFlash card with installer software, PC card adapter, plus a CD-ROM that contains Fantom-X Editor Software Version 2, including a Sample Editor, a Multisample Editor, and an S-700 file converter for Mac and PC.

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* 128-voice workstations with 61-note keyboard (Fantom-X6), 76-note keyboard (Fantom-X7), or 88-note (Fantom-X8) Progressive Hammer-Action Keyboard
* Seamless integration of audio and MIDI using gorgeous new ROM waves and sampling with realtime timestretch capability
* 8 stereo audio tracks integrated with internal MIDI sequencer
* 128MB wave ROM includes quality-focused sounds like 88-key split piano and more
* 32MB sample RAM expandable to 544MB with optional DIMMs
* Color LCD screen - a first in a workstation keyboard!
* Innovative features such as Skip Back Sampling, Dynamic Pad Bank and V-LINK
* 3 MFX processors, plus dedicated reverb, chorus and mastering processor
* USB port for MIDI and .WAV/AIFF file exchange
* 4x SRX expansion
* PC card slot for backing up samples and data with up to 1GB capacity
* 4 Line outputs (2 stereo or 4 mono), stereo Line input and 24-bit S/PDIF I/O


Keyboard: 88 keys (Progressive Hammer action Mechanism and channel aftertouch)
Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices (shared with the sampling section)
Parts: Parts
Standard Wave Memory: 128 M bytes (16-bit linear equivalent)
Standard Waveforms: 1,480
Preset Memory: Patches: 1,152+ 256 (GM2)
User Memory: Patches: 256
Card Memory (PC card): Patches: 256
Effects: Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 78 types
Sampling Data Format: 16-bit linear (File Type: .WAV/.AIFF)
Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz (fixed)
Maximum Sampling Time: Standard (32 MB)
Number of Samples: User memory: 2,000
Sequencer Tracks: Phrase tracks (16 MIDI channels per track): 16
Sequencer Resolution: 480 TPQN
Sequencer Tempo: 5 - 300
Sequencer Note Capacity: approx. 400,000 notes
Sequencer Song Length: 9,998 measures
Sequencer Recording Method: Realtime recording, Step recording
Arpeggiator: Preset: 128
Rhythm Pattern: Preset: 256 (32 groups)
Chord Memory: Preset: 64
Display: Graphic 320 x 240 dots backlit LCD (Color)
Dynamic Pads: 16 pads, Velocity and Aftertouch sensitive
Controllers: Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Connectors: Headphones Jack
Expansion Slots: Expansion of waveforms and patchs for the internal sound generator
External Storage Device: PC card: 1 slot (supports SmartMedia and CompactFlash using a PC card adapter)
Power Supply: AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption: 17W
Accessories: Handbook
Options: Wave Expansion Board: SRX Series