Is the Roland Fantom worth it?
Great workstation The upgrade is well worth it. If I had to do it again, I probably would now defer to the Fantom-8 to get an 88-key workstation. Other than the Fantom-7 having 76 keys, it’s an amazing workstation. The sounds, ease of use, and support from Sweetwater/Roland are stellar.
When did Roland Fantom X8 come out?
The Fantom-X (Xa/X6/X7/X8/XR) is a music workstation/synthesizer produced by Roland Corporation. It was introduced in 2004 as an upgrade from the Fantom S series.
How do I connect my Roland Fantom X8 to my computer?
Connecting your Fantom-X to a computer using the direct USB connection
- On the Fantom-X, press MENU.
- Cursor to “System” and press ENTER.
- Use the F1/F2 buttons to select the “USB” tab on the left side of the screen.
How much does the Roland Fantom X8 weigh?
Roland X8 Specs
|Keyboard||88 Keys with Progressive Hammer Action and Channel Aftertouch|
|Display||320 x 240-dot Color Backlit LCD|
|Dimensions||55.4 x 17.9 x 6.5″ (1408 x 455 x 165mm)|
|Weight||65.1 lb (29.5 kg)|
|Specialties||Sampling Synthesizer Workstation Keyboard D-Beam Controller PC Card Slot USB Port|
How do I use my Roland Fantom X6 as a MIDI controller?
Roland FANTOM X6 Assigning System Controllers
- Press MENU.
- Press CURSOR down to select “System.”
- Press ENTER.
- Press the F1 or F2 buttons to select “System Ctrl.”
- Press the CURSOR up or down buttons to select the “Source” for any of the four controllers, and then turn the VALUE dial to choose the desired controller.
What is a Roland Fantom X series?
The Fantom-X Series is the flagship of the Roland workstation family, offering musicians nearly 1GB of wave memory when fully expanded, and 128-voice performance. At the top of the vast soundset is Roland’s finest 88-key split stereo-sampled piano, with each note individually sampled at multiple velocities.
What is the Fantom-X series?
The Fantom-X Series is the first line of workstation keyboards with a color LCD screen. Combined with an inviting icon-driven user interface, the Fantom-X has been globally heralded as the most powerful-yet-friendly workstation on the market. Note: Pre-Version-2 Fantom-Xs can be upgraded via the FAN-X-UP1 Audio Track Expansion Kit.
What can I do with my Fantom-X?
Learn how to turn your Fantom-X music into a final audio CD. Learn how to use time-based effects, create arpeggios, work with mastering effects and record realtime patch tweaks. You can record vocals, guitars, or any other live playing alongside your sequenced tracks.