Fantom-XR

Synthesizer/Sampler

Fantom-XR
Discontinued

Absolute Power to Fuel Your Creativity

The Fantom-XR brings powerful sampling and synthesis to a convenient 1U rack module. With room for over 1GB of sounds, this affordable module sets a new standard for expandability. The 128MB internal wave ROM includes expressive new Patches like an 88-key split piano, plus room for six SRX expansions. Full-blown user sampling is also supported, along with .WAV/AIFF compatibility for loading samples via USB. And with PC Card storage, the Fantom-XR makes backing up data quick and easy.

New 128-Voice Sound Engine

Like the Fantom-X keyboards, the Fantom-XR module is based on Roland's powerful new sound generator chip. This chip delivers maximum audio processing performance at a great price - including an expressive stereo 4-tone synthesis engine with 128-voice polyphony. The internal 128MB wave ROM includes quality-focused waveforms - like Roland's amazing 88-key split piano (a multi-stage velocity-switched stereo sampled piano), lively new string ensembles, fat drum sounds and more - recorded using world-class studios and renowned engineers like Dan Blessinger (Martinsound). The internal wave ROM can be expanded up to 512MB using six optional SRX-Series expansions. No other module boasts this kind of sound library!

User Sampling and More

Out of the box, the Fantom-XR ships with a 16MB sample memory for loading .WAV/AIFF files via USB or for recording your own sounds via the analog and digital inputs. A host of sample editing tools - including a Wave Edit screen, Chop function and real time timestretching - give you plenty of control over your samples. And by adding optional DIMM memory, you can load up to 528MB of audio into the Fantom-XR. Combined with a fully expanded wave ROM, that's over 1GB of sounds! Editor software will be bundled for detailed Patch editing and backing up data is easy using optional PC Cards (up to 1GB) or via USB.

Made for Sequencing

Even without an internal sequencer, the Fantom-XR's 128 voices and capacity for over 1GB of waveforms make it the perfect module for use with a computer or hardware sequencer. In fact, it boasts the same tight integration of audio and MIDI as its keyboard cousins, but with greater expandability. Just MIDI it up to your sequencer of choice, and let the Fantom-XR automatically sync up all your audio loops to tempo using a high-quality realtime timestretching algorithm. You can even record linear audio phrases and play them back from RAM like a digital recorder!

Studio-Quality Effects and Mastering Tools

The Fantom-XR boasts the same powerful effects processing found in the Fantom-X keyboards - including three multi-effects processors that can be freely configured, plus separate reverb and chorus processors. The multi-effects are extremely powerful with algorithms ranging from COSM Guitar Amp Modeling and Lo-Fi processing to tempo-synced delay, Slicer, Isolator and more. A dedicated Mastering processor serves up tools like multi-band compression to give your music a tighter, punchier sound.

The Simplicity of USB

The onboard USB port can be used as a USB-MIDI interface - perfect for sequencing the Fantom-XR from a computer. USB also makes for a great way to transfer audio files to and from the module - just connect a cable, then drag and drop away. The Fantom-XR can import and export .WAV and AIFF files, making it compatible with a wide variety of sounds available on CD-ROM and via the Internet. Give your music a serious sonic upgrade with the Fantom-XR.

Fantom-XR: Sample Tools Expanded (Conforms to General MIDI 2)
Size
1U rack size
Maximum Polyphony
128 voices (shared with the sampling section)
Parts
16 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 (16 MB)
Number of Samples
User memory: 2,000
Arpeggiator
Preset: 128
Rhythm Pattern
Preset: 256 (32 groups)
Chord Memory
Preset: 64
Display
Graphic 160 x 48 dots backlit LCD
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
13W
Accessories
Handbook
Options
Wave Expansion Board: SRX Series
Size and Weight ( Dimensions )
Width
481 mm
18-15/16 inches
Depth
355 mm
14 inches
Height
45 mm
1-13/16 inches
Weight
4.7 kg
10 lbs. 6 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Downloads

Brochures

Updates & Drivers

  • Fantom-X Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 8

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: When the Windows SmartScreen is displayed upon installing the driver, please perform the following procedure:
    1. Click [ More info ]
    2. Click [ Run anyway ]
    * Skip Step 1 If your PC is not connected to the internet.

  • Fantom-X Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 32-bit Edition

    This is the Fantom-X driver for Microsoft(R) Windows 7.

  • Fantom-X Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows 7 64-bit Edition

    This is the Fantom-X driver for Microsoft(R) Windows 7 64-bit Edition.

  • Fantom-X Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows Vista 32-bit Edition

    For Product(s): Fantom-X6 / Fantom-X6 Audio Track Expansion / Fantom-X7 / Fantom-X7 Audio Track Expansion / Fantom-X8 / Fantom-X8 Audio Track Expansion / Fantom-XR / Fantom-XR Sample Tools Expansion

  • Fantom-X Driver Version 1.0.0 for Windows Vista 64-bit Edition

    This is the Fantom-X6/X7/X8 driver for Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Vista(TM) 64-bit Operating Systems.

  • Fantom-X6/X7/X8/XR Driver Version 1.0.0 for OS X 10.8

    Fantom-X6/X7/X8 Users Note: This driver supports only a FANTOM-X6/X7/X8 that has an installed Fantom-X Audio Track Expansion.

    Fantom-XR Users Note: This driver supports only a FANTOM-XR that has an installed Fantom-XR Sample Tools Expansion.

  • Fantom-X Series USB Driver v1.0.0 for Mac OS 10.7
  • Fantom-X Series USB Driver v1.0 for Mac OS 10.6

    This is the USB driver for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

  • Fantom-X Series USB Driver v1.20 for Mac OS 10.5 and Earlier

    This is the USB driver for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and earlier.

  • Fantom-XR System Update Version 1.03

    This is the latest version 1 update for the Fantom-XR. Please refer to the readme.pdf for the update procedure.

    This update resolves USB Storage related issues.

    NOTE: The update files that you download and save to your computer from the link above are enclosed in a compressed zip file. These files will need to be extracted from the zip file before you can burn them to a CD. You can do this by using the WinZip application on your PC running Windows XP, or by using Stuffit Expander on your Macintosh (needed for OS 10.2.x or below). If you're using Mac OS X 10.3.x or above, then you will not need Stuffit Expander.

    When you double-click on the downloaded file that you saved to your computer, WinZip or Stuffit Expander should startup automatically. If you do not have WinZip (PC) or Stuffit Expander (Mac) installed, then you must download it, install it, and extract/unzip the update files folder before you can complete the update procedure.

    You can get WinZip from the following link:http://winzip.com

    You can get Stuffit Expander from the following link:http://www.stuffit.com/mac/expander/

  • Fantom-XR System Update Version 2.02

    This is the latest version 2 update for the Fantom-XR. Your Fantom-XR MUST be running Version 2.00 in order to use this update. Please refer to the readme.pdf for the update procedure.

    This update resolves USB Storage related issues.

    NOTE: The update files that you download and save to your computer from the link above are enclosed in a compressed zip file. These files will need to be extracted from the zip file before you can burn them to a CD. You can do this by using the WinZip application on your PC running Windows XP, or by using Stuffit Expander on your Macintosh (needed for OS 10.2.x or below). If you're using Mac OS X 10.3.x or above, then you will not need Stuffit Expander.

    When you double-click on the downloaded file that you saved to your computer, WinZip or Stuffit Expander should startup automatically. If you do not have WinZip (PC) or Stuffit Expander (Mac) installed, then you must download it, install it, and extract/unzip the update files folder before you can complete the update procedure.

    You can get WinZip from the following link:http://winzip.com

    You can get Stuffit Expander from the following link:http://www.stuffit.com/mac/expander/

  • Fantom-X USB Drivers (MAC Classic)

    Use this driver for Macs running OS 8.x and 9.x.

  • Fantom-X USB Drivers (PC)
  • Fantom-X Editor Version 1.53 (PC)

    Fantom-X Editor/Librarian for Fantom-XA and Fantom-X6,7,8,XR running version 1.
    Version 1.53 of the editor adds compatibility for the SRX-12 Expansion Board.

  • Fantom-X Editor Version 1.53 (MAC)

    Fantom-X Editor/Librarian for Fantom-XA and Fantom-X6,7,8,XR running version 1.
    Version 1.53 adds compatibility with the SRX-12 Expansion Card.

  • Fantom-X Editor Version 2.10 (PC)

    This is the new Editor/Librarian software for Version 2 of the Fantom. The also contains the sample convert software for use with S-700 series sample libraries.

    NOTE: Only use this software with Fantom-X6,7,8, and XR units running Version 2.

    Version 2.10 of the editor adds compatibility with the SRX-12 Expansion Board.

  • Fantom-X Editor Version 2.10 (Mac)

    This is the new Editor/Librarian software for Version 2 of the Fantom. The also contains the sample convert software for use with S-700 series sample libraries.

    NOTE: Only use this software with Fantom-X6,7,8, and XR units running Version 2.

    This version of the editor adds support for the SRX-12 Expansion Board.

  • Fantom-X Cakewalk/Sonar INS File (PC)

    This is the instrument definition file for Cakewalk and Sonar users. Please refer to the "insinstallreadme.pdf" for step on how to install an INS file.

  • Fantom-X Cubase Patch Script (MAC)

    This is the Fantom-X patch listing for Cubase SX. Please refer to the "Installing Cubase Patch Scripts" document for steps on installing the script.

  • Fantom-X Cubase Patch Script (PC)

    This is the Fantom-X patch listing for Cubase SX. Please refer to the "Installing Cubase Patch Scripts" document for steps on installing the script.

  • XV-5080 Patches for Fantom-X (PC)

    Download the original XV-5080 Patches that have been ported over to the Fantom-X. Refer to the "Fantom-X_XV_Readmeen.txt" document for directions on using this file.

  • XV-5080 Patches for Fantom-X (MAC)

    Download the original XV-5080 Patches that have been ported over to the Fantom-X. Refer to the "Fantom-X_XV_Readmeen.txt" document for directions on using this file.

  • SRX-03 Refill Patches for Fantom-X/S

    Originally, this is intended for Fantom-S Series, however it can be convert loaded to Fantom-X Series by means of Fantom-X Editor software. Please refer to "readme" documents for further details.

    For Product(s): Fantom-X6 / Fantom-X7 / Fantom-X8 / Fantom-XR / Fantom-Xa / SRX-03 / Fantom-S / Fantom-S88

  • SRX-04 Refill Patches for Fantom-X/S

    Originally, this is intended for Fantom-S Series, however it can be convert loaded to Fantom-X Series by means of Fantom-X Editor software. Please refer to "readme" documents for further details.

    For Product(s): Fantom-X6 / Fantom-X7 / Fantom-X8 / Fantom-XR / Fantom-Xa / SRX-04 / Fantom-S / Fantom-S88

  • Clean-All USB Driver Utility

    This utility clears out all Roland USB Windows drivers and should be used if you are having difficulty installing your USB driver.

    Note: You will have to reinstall the drivers for any other Roland device that is using a USB connection for Audio or MIDI.

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