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:
THE EASY WAY (RECORDING STRAIGHT INTO THE COMPUTER)
- 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.
- 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 (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/).
THE BETTER WAY (BOUNCING INTERNALLY AND LOADING VIA USB)
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.
- Load your song.
- Press SAMPLING.
- 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.
- Press F2 (Auto Trig). This will allow the sampling to begin automatically when you press PLAY.
- 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.
- 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.
- Press EXIT.
- Attach the Fantom-G to your computer via USB.
- Press MENU, then press F3 (USB Storage).
- 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.
- Double-click the Fantom drive.
- Double-click the Project folder (it will have a .PRJ at the end of the name).
- Double-click the SMPL folder.
- 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).
- 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.