Fantom-G6, Fantom-G7, Fantom-G8: How Do I Get My Song Into The Computer?

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Songs created within the Fantom-G are not audio; they're a special sort of MIDI file that your computer cannot accurately recreate.

There are two ways to get the sound of your Fantom-G song into a computer for burning or uploading to the web:


  1. Connect the Line Out (L&R) 1/4" outputs from the Fantom-G to the audio input of your computer. Ideally, you'll want to use a dedicated audio interface, but most computers include an 1/8" stereo input.
  2. Record the sound of the Fantom X to an audio track within some sort of audio recording software. Most Macs include GarageBand and PCs can use free software such as Audacity (


IMPORTANT: The Fantom-G comes stock with 32MB of RAM and storage. This allows you to record 3 minutes of stereo audio. To capture longer songs, you must expand the Fantom-G's RAM and storage.

  1. Load your song.
  2. Press SAMPLING.
  3. Press F2 (Re-Sampling). There is a level VU meter on this screen, so you should now press PLAY to begin playback of the song and confirm the volume is at a good level before proceeding. When this is set, press STOP and rewind the song to the beginning.
  4. Press F2 (Auto Trig). This will allow the sampling to begin automatically when you press PLAY.
  5. Press PLAY and let the song play to the end. Press F7 (Stop) when the song is completed. You will be taken to the Sample Edit screen.
  6. Press WRITE, then F3 (Sample), to save your sample into memory. You can name the sample and specify where it is save (memory location 1-2000). Remember where you save this file.
  7. Press EXIT.
  8. Attach the Fantom-G to your computer via USB.
  9. Press MENU, then press F3 (USB Storage).
  10. Press F1 (Internal). Press F2 (USB Memory) if your project is on a USB key that is attached to the Fanotm-G. On a PC, the Fantom drive will appear within "My Computer". On a Mac, the Fantom drive will appear on the desktop.
  11. Double-click the Fantom drive.
  12. Double-click the Project folder (it will have a .PRJ at the end of the name).
  13. Double-click the SMPL folder.
  14. Drag the audio file from the folder to your desktop (here is where you will need to remember where you saved the sample in step 6).
  15. Eject the Fantom's drive from your computer. On a PC, right-click the Fantom drive and select "Eject". On a Mac, drag the Fantom drive to the trash.

You now have the finished song file on your computer in .WAV format and you can use this file to burn a CD, upload to the internet, or edit further in a computer-based recording or editing application.