Roland Fantom G8 88 Key Synth Workstation Sampler
The Roland Fantom G8 Workstation is a dream instrument that redefines boundaries!
FG Connects Live Project: Free Download
Made exclusively for the Fantom-G Series Workstations, this free download will emphasize the powerful live performance potential of the Fantom-G, adding new rhythm patterns, patches and live sets, and creating a new world of flexibility and versatility with new Motion Phrases.
Designed with contemporary pop, hip-hop, and dance musicians in mind, the new FG Connects Live project adds hundreds of unique tempo-synced effects phrases to create instant motion to any sound. Using the Fantom-G’s 16 dynamic pads, players can now experiment with adding combinations of filter effects, panning, cutoff, and gating to their sounds. This gives performers of all kinds infinite possibilities to inspire remixing and sound manipulation on the stage and in the studio.
With FG Connects Live, these unique Motion Phrases are preset in over 50 RPS sets, which are organized in many new Live Sets, and can be recalled instantly in the Fantom-G’s Live Mode. These RPS sets can also store samples, rhythm patterns, backing tracks, or entire full songs. Combining these elements with tempo-synced Motion Phrases adds a new exciting element to the vast live performance experience that the Fantom-G workstations are known for by players around the world.
The FG Connects project also includes:
- Hundreds of new patches, including new piano, wind and orchestral sounds
- New contemporary rhythm pattern sets and kits
- New arpeggiation phrases
- Unique RPS motion phrases
- New Live Sets focusing on electronic pop, R&B, hip-hop, and dance sounds
- Aavailable at the end of April at http://www.RolandUS.com/promotions
The Fantom G8 is head of its class in playability and creativity with its advanced sound engine, revolutionary ARX SuperNATURAL expansion bay, jumbo-sized color LCD, a powerful new audio/MIDI recorder, and 88-note Ivory-feel weighted keys.
The Fantom G8’s advanced sound engine is driven by a powerful new audio processor, providing musicians with 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 workstation.
Fantom G8 Features
- Advanced sound engine with double wave capacity of previous flagship workstations
- 2 x ARX expansion with SuperNATURAL (the world’s greatest performance-expression technology)
- Graphic user interface with extra-large 8.5-inch wide color LCD and mouse connectivity
- Newly developed onboard audio/MIDI sequencer with 128 tracks, including 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
SuperNATURAL ARX expansion slots add SuperNATURAL expandability to the already powerful synth lineup. SuperNATURAL is Roland’s unique behavior-modeling technology that enables a new level of organic, emotional expression previously unattainable in synthesizers.
The Fantom G8 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 128 tracks (including 24 audio tracks) in a fully integrated audio/MIDI graphical environment. A mouse can also be incorporated for computer-like speed and ease of use. Other convenient features include combo XLR and TRS connector, phantom power for condenser mics, Hi-Z input for guitar and bass, and line input.
One look and touch and you’ll know that the Fantom G8 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. At the center of the Fantom G8 is the extra-large 8.5-inch wide TFT color LCD. This new state-of-the-art screen fosters musical creativity and makes editing a breeze, as many parameters can be controlled simultaneously.
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 two-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.
A new state-of-the-art effects engine, provide a wide range of multi-effects for each Fantom G8 sound or part. In 16-part multi-timbre mode, up to 22 effect routings can be used simultaneously. Users can create complex setups with up to 18 insert effects per patch, plus global reverbs and choruses. Mastering effects are provided for polishing songs created with the onboard sequencer.