Roland Fantom 8 Music Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard, 88-Key
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CreationAt every turn, Fantom fulfills the need to create. Its smooth, rapid workflow has no confusing modes, frustrating technical limits, or trade-offs with sound quality. Fantom's creative process reflects how today's musicians work, with fluid composition tools, instantly recallable creative environments, and deep computer integration.No modes. Just seamless workflow.When the creative juices are flowing, there should be no barriers. With Fantom, you won't compromise your sound or suffer workarounds due to outdated technical limits. And forget worrying about what features work in which mode. Fantom is always in full-on creative mode and your workflow stays consistent, no matter what.Make a scene.When you're ready to create, so is Fantom--and all it takes is a single touch. Your sounds, patterns, and performance layouts are arranged into custom creative spaces called Scenes. A Scene can be an entire song, section of a song, or a starting point with your favorite sounds laid out just how you like. Scenes can be chained together and changed instantly with no gaps or glitches. Everything. Always.You shouldn't have to wonder how many effects are available, or if you can change sounds seamlessly without limiting complex patches. With Fantom, you can focus on playing music, not rationing processing power. And with so much power under the hood, you can run all 16 parts with all available effects--simultaneously--with full patch-remain for seamless transitions. It's like having the power of two complete Fantoms in one.
SoundFantom's flexible and expandable sound engine leverages decades of research and development, dishing out inspiring and authentic electronic, acoustic, and hybrid sounds by the bucketload. Combine different synthesis and sampling technologies along with the onboard analog filter for new and unusual sounds--and take advantage of new sound expansions and capabilities as they arrive.One engine. Infinite possibilities.Drawing from over four decades of genre-defining sounds, Fantom's expandable sound engine nails the classic synths but pushes into new sonic territory as well. The custom Behavior Modeling Chips power Fantom's core, with smooth and precise control, loads of polyphony, and full patch-remain. And Fantom is part of an expandable platform, with new sounds and new possibilities coming.Authentic, evocative sounds.Fantom runs multiple synthesis technologies simultaneously for authentic acoustic and electronic sounds, both modern and classic. You can also sample your own sounds and trigger up to 2 GB worth of loops and one-shots from the pad matrix. There's a fully routable analog filter for extra warmth and grit, and you can even mix soft synths with Fantom's internal sounds.The piano is key.Considered by many as the king of instruments, piano sits at the heart of the creative process for composers across a range of musical genres. Fantom uses the V-Piano technology for pianos that don't just sound real, they feel real. Craft pianos that play and respond like their acoustic counterparts and match your personal taste.Sonic superpowersFantom's synth engine is based on partials. Each partial starts with a discrete synth voice-complete with oscillator, filter, amplifier, dual LFO, and effects. You can have up to four partials in a single tone, and a Scene can contain up to 16 tones for complex layers, splits, and sequenced parts.
LFOMGLow-frequency oscillators add movement to static sounds. More LFOs mean more modulation possibilities and more ways to explore new ground. Fantom has two LFOs per partial, four partials per tone--and since you can stack 16 tones, that's a staggering 128 LFOs per voice. And Fantom's Step-LFOs have 16 steps of beat-synced automation with 37 curve choices per step. This creates long evolving passages, modular-style animated textures, and sounds with deeply intricate movement.
PlayabilityAfter sound quality, what's more important than playability? The way an instrument feels under your fingers, and how it helps you express yourself, is vital. Fantom focuses on the experience of playing, from its immersive keyboard action to its arsenal of performance controls.Players paradise.Fantoms have the best keyboards ever, including the acclaimed PHA-50 on the 88-note model and a brand new semi-weighted action on the 61
- and 76-note models. Each feels solid, precise, and supremely playable, with the expressive capabilities of aftertouch. Roland makes their own keyboards to exacting standards, each model an evolution of the previous generation.High-res, hands-on control.Fantom has plenty of knobs and sliders for intuitive and immediate control, with high-resolution for buttery-smooth sweeps and fine adjustments. There's a dedicated synthesizer section with oscillator, filter, and envelope controls, along with numerous buttons and pads for triggering and sequencing.Go ahead. Express yourself.There are many ways to play expressively on keyboards. Some players like levers, some like wheels, some prefer pedals, while others prefer aftertouch. With Fantom, you can use any of them--or all of them. You can even connect USB controllers to any of Fantom's three USB ports for enhanced expression.
SequencingFantom is a complete musical composition platform that excels at fast creation and fluid arrangement. You have RGB pads, a classic TR-REC style pattern sequencer, real-time recording with piano-roll editing, and a grid for recording and launching clips. Use any or all, whenever you want.From spark to fire.Different musical genres need diverse production styles and specialized tools. You can create patterns on Fantom in a variety of ways including real and step-time polyphonic sequencing, or the TR-REC pattern sequencer--perfect for rhythmic parts--as used on the iconic drum machines.Clip-based sequencing.A great way to build up a track is by arranging clips that contain musical patterns. Drums, basslines, pads, and other patterns can be recorded into clips that you can trigger individually, or in groups. It's a lightning-fast way to compose and ideal for triggering backing tracks during live performance.TR-REC step-sequencer.The foundation of dance music is the step-sequencer, specifically the 16-step TR-REC variety found on the drum machines like the TR-808, TR-909 and modern TR-8S. Fantom's onboard TR-REC sequencer is fully modernized with sub-steps for ratcheted parts, motion control for per-step automation, and support for chords.
ConnectivityWhile Fantom is powerful by itself, its powers grow exponentially when connected to other gear like computers or analog synthesizers. Fantom can control software synthesizers directly from the touchscreen, drive modular and analog synthesizers from its dual CV/Gate outputs, and is also a high-quality audio interface capable of 16 stereo outputs and 3 stereo inputs.Computer expert.Fantom doesn't just work with computers--it fully integrates. It's a high-quality 16x3 stereo audio interface and can control DAWs and plug-ins from its touchscreen. It can integrate soft synths into Scenes, and send parts composed on Fantom directly to your DAW.Deep soft synth integration.Customize your sound by integrating your plug-in soft synths with Fantom. Control Apple Logic Pro, GarageBand, and MainStage, and adjust soft synth parameters right from Fantom's touchscreen. Mix and layer soft synths with Fantom's internal sounds, and then route them through Fantom's analog filter section.Dual CV/Gate.While Fantom provides enormous creative potential, you may also want to integrate analog synths or drum machines with your setup. Fantom has two sets of CV/Gate outputs, so you can sync tempo or play them from Fantom's keyboard or its many pattern sequencers.
DesignA clean and intuitive layout, premium materials, and the best-ever keyboard action. The result? An instrument that begs to be played.Everything in its place.Fantom is designed to propel the creative process and play beautifully. The placement of each control, and how it interacts with the creative heart inside Fantom, has been thoroughly considered with today's workflow in mind.Built to last.Fantom is made of tough metal with high-grade components throughout. Everything about it is sturdy and built to withstand the perils of live gigs and life on the road.It's the little things.The more you get to know Fantom, the more you appreciate the thoughtful details that simplify your life as a keyboardist. From the slight curvature of the top-panel labels for rear connections, to the informative RGB-lit controls and buttons, Fantom facilitates creativity and eliminates frustration.
When will I receive my shipment?
We ship on business days (Saturday, Sunday, and holidays are not business days). Packages ship from Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, or Ohio -- we cannot guarantee that any product will ship from a specific warehouse. Expedited Shipping (1-Day Air and 2-Day Air) is the only way to guarantee that you will receive an item within a certain time frame. Delivery estimates for expedited shipping options are listed on the product page for the item in question. All expedited shipments are delivered Monday-Friday.
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In addition, we ships to the following destinations, though some restrictions apply:
- Puerto Rico
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What about customs fees?
Please be aware of customs fees such as taxes and duties, which are not included in our shipping charges. Customs fees vary from location to location. Please check with your local customs office for more information on the fees in your area. If you refuse to pay these fees, your order will not be delivered. We cannot refund shipping charges if an item is returned due to refusal to pay fees, and a restocking fee may be applied to cover the cost of return shipping. Customs fees are non-refundable.
Which items ship immediately?
Most orders ship the same business day your order is placed when you place a valid order before the shipping deadline.
Immediate shipment is available Monday-Friday. A valid order placed before 5 p.m. EST will ship the same day when using Ground or Free 2-Day shipping. Ground and Free 2-Day shipping orders placed after 5 p.m. EST will ship the next business day. Many orders using an expedited shipping method (2 Day Air or Next Day Air), and placed before 10 p.m. EST, will ship the same day.
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What is a valid order?
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Does immediate shipment mean immediate delivery?
Once an order is shipped, our carriers (Federal Express and UPS) typically guarantee a service time for when the order will be delivered to you. Our carriers have a very good record of delivering at their promised service time. We will ship immediately, and on all items, we will refund expedited shipping charges if the carrier's service levels for your chosen shipping method are not met.
If a product is in stock, is there any reason it will not ship immediately?
Exceptions are very unusual, but here are some examples of reasons that might prevent us from shipping immediately:
- Warehouse, call center, or web operations lose power or telecom connectivity.
- Warehouse, call center, or web operations lose capability due to adverse weather (blizzard), safety threat, or other factors.
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