Fantom-G8

Music Workstation

Reaching New Levels of Power and Luxury

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The new FG Connects Live update is now available! Made exclusively for the Fantom-G Series Workstations, this free download emphasizes the powerful live performance potential of the Fantom-G, adding new patches, live sets, rhythm patterns, and more.

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Reaching New Levels of Power and Luxury

Introducing the most powerful and luxurious live workstation in Roland history. The Fantom-G8 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, first-class “Ivory Feel” weighted keys, and more.

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Check it out the new FG Connects Live update! FG CONNECTS LIVE

  • - Advanced sound engine with double wave capacity of previous flagship workstation
  • - 2 x ARX expansion with SuperNATURAL — the world’s greatest performance-expression technology
  • - Graphic user interface with extra-large 8.5” wide color LCD and mouse connectivity
  • - Onboard 152-track sequencer including 128 MIDI tracks and 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
  • - Heavy-duty casing with aluminum 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 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.

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 152 tracks (including 24 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 center is the extra-large 8.5” wide TFT color LCD for enhanced productivity. A first-class assortment of handson 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 patch, 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 2-piece structure which reduces the surface ‘click’ noise when playing. The newly developed keyboard surface material is designed to absorb moisture, ensuring a secure, slip-proof feel that your fingers will love.

Keyboard Section

Keyboard
88 keys PHA II Ivory Feel Keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch

Sound Generator Section

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
2,230
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. 202 min, mono/101 min, stereo (fully expanded with DIMM/1 GB **)
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

Arpeggiater
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, Unbuffered (Non-Registered), 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB **
External Storage Device
USB Flash Memory
Power Consumption
30 W
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Quick Start, Driver Installation Guide, SoundList, 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 (W)
1,396 mm55 inches
Depth (D)
502 mm19-13/16 inches
Height (H)
183 mm7-1/4 inches
Weight
33.6 kg74 lbs. 2 oz.

**1 GB DIMM is usable on system Ver. 1.20 or later. "Buffered (Registered)" type DIMM can not be used.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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