Roland Fantom-G8 88-Key Advanced Workstation Keyboard

Roland Fantom-G8 88-Key Advanced Workstation Keyboard

Roland Fantom-G8 88-Key Advanced Workstation Keyboard

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Product Highlights

  • Advanced Sound Engine
  • GUI with 8.5" Color LCD
  • Audio/MIDI Sequencer
  • Multi-FX
  • Heavy-Duty Casing with Aluminum Panel
  • ARX Expansion Slots
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Roland FANTOM-G8 overview

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The Fantom-G8 from Roland is a powerful and versatile 88-key workstation keyboard that offers an advanced sound engine, intuitive interface, great playability, superb connectivity, and a realistic piano feel.

The advanced sound engine, which has 256MB of wave-ROM capacity, offers hundreds of Roland's SRX-quality sounds for authentic performances. ARX slots are also provided, which accommodate two SuperNATURAL expansion boards. SuperNATURAL uses Roland's high-quality modeling technology to provide organic, natural tones.

The Fantom-G series is the first from Roland to offer their redesigned power sequencer. By using the 8.5" color LCD screen, the sequencer offers a fully-integrated audio/MIDI graphical environment with 128 tracks. A mouse can be connected to the workstation for working with computer-like ease. You can also use the versatile connectors, which include XLR/TRS combo jacks, Hi-Z, and line-level inputs, to connect condenser mics, guitars, and more.

Playing the Fantom will be a pleasure with its PHA II "Ivory Feel" keyboard with velocity and channel aftertouch. Besides the pitch bend and modulation lever, there are 4 control knobs, and 8 control sliders making it easy to create the proper soundscape.

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More Wave Capacity
The Fantom-G8 has an advanced sound engine with double of the wave capacity of its predecessor.
Produce organic, emotional expression with the Fantom's dual ARX slots for SuperNATURAL behavior-modeling technology.
Large 8.5" wide color LCD and mouse connectivity with simple GUI.
Create rich sequences with the 128 track MIDI sequencer which also handles 24 audio tracks.
Program up to 22 effects simultaneously.
Real Feel
The Fantom-G8 features a weighted-action PHA II "Ivory Feel" keyboard with keys that absorb moisture for a slip-free work surface.
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Roland FANTOM-G8 specs

Keyboard 88 keys, with velocity and channel aftertouch
Polyphony 128 voices, shared with the sampling section
Multitimbral Yes
Synthesis Method Not specified by the manufacturer
Patches 1,500 + 256 (GM2)
Rhythm Sets 64 + 9 (GM2)
Live Sets 512
Studio Sets 128
User Memory
Patches 512
Rhythm Sets 64
Live Sets 512
Studio Sets 128
Patch Multi-Effects (PFX) 16 systems, 76 types
Multi-Effects (MFX) 2 systems, 78 types
Chorus 1 system, 3 types
Reverb 1 system, 10 types
Input Effects 1 system, 6 types
Mastering Effects 1 system, 3-band compressor
MIDI tracks (Internal/External/ARX): max. 128
Audio track: max. 24
Tempo track: 1
Beat track: 1
480 TPQN
5.00 to 300.00
Song per one project
Phrase per one project
Note Capacity per one project
approx. 1,000,000 notes
Song Length
9,998 measures
Recording Method
Realtime recording
Step recording
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
Control Knob x 4
Control Slider x 8
Assignable Switch x 2
D Beam Controller
Expansion Slots
Expansion for sound generator
ARX expansion boards: 2 slots
Expansion for sampling memory
DIMM: 1 slot, supports PC133, CL=2/3, 3.3 V, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB
Sample RAM When sampling memory isn't expanded (32MB)]
mono: 360 sec. approx., stereo: 180 sec. approx.
[When sampling memory is expanded with DIMM (544MB)]
mono: 108 min. approx., stereo: 54 min. approx.
A (MIX) Output Jacks (L/MONO, R)
1/4" TRS phone type
B Output Jacks (L, R)
1/4"h phone type
Input Jacks (L/MONO/MIC, R)
1/4" phone type
Mic./Guitar Input Jacks
1/4" phone type / XLR type (Phantom power)(Hi-Z)
Pedal Jacks
Hold Pedal Jack (Half Pedal recognition)
Control Pedal Jack (assignable) x 2
Headphone Output Yes, 1/4"
Internal Storage Not specified by the manufacturer
External Storage USB
Display Graphic Type, 8.5", Wide VGA (800 x 480 dots), backlit LCD (Color)
Dimensions (WxDxH) 55 x 19.7 x 7.25" (1396 x 502 x 183mm)
Weight 70.6 lbs (32kg)
Specialties SuperNATURAL ARX Expansion
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 59.8 x 25.7 x 12.3"

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