Roland FA-06 Music Workstation

Roland FA-06 Music Workstation

Roland FA-06 Music Workstation

B&H # ROFA06 MFR # FA-06
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Product Highlights

  • 61-Note, Velocity-Sensitive Keyboard
  • Over 2000 Sounds
  • 16-Track Sequencer, Onboard Sampler
  • 16 Backlit Pads
  • Effects
  • 6 User-Assignable, Sound-Modifying Knobs
  • D-Beam, Rhythm Pattern
  • Arpeggiator, Chord Memory
  • Guitar/Microphone and Line Inputs
  • USB Ports
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Number of Keys: 61

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Roland FA-06 overview

  • 1Description

The FA-06 from Roland is a music workstation featuring a 61-note, synth-action keyboard, along with a large sound collection inherited from the INTEGRA-7, studio-quality effects, real-time controls, plus onboard sampling for playback from sixteen backlit pads. The sequencer offers simple operation and non-stop loop recording, letting you instantly capture songs and ideas and export them as multi-track data to use with your DAW. All of the INTEGRA-7's SuperNATURAL synthesizer and XV-5080 PCM tones are onboard, plus a collection of SuperNATURAL acoustic tones that includes pianos, organs, drums, bass, strings, and more. It's also possible to expand the onboard sound set with FA-series wave sound expansion collections.

In addition to standalone use as a performance instrument and composing workstation, the Roland FA-06 is equally suited to computer-based music production. Simply press the dedicated DAW Control button to instantly set up the instrument to communicate with your computer via USB, letting you use the keyboard and knobs to send MIDI data to your DAW for playing software synthesizers, controlling plug-in effects, etc. Also included are control maps for popular DAWs, providing an easy setup to control transport functions in the software. You can even use the FA-08 as a USB audio interface to record audio directly into your DAW from a microphone, guitar, or stereo line-level device connected to the rear-panel input jacks.

The built-in sampler is based on the company's SP-404SX sampler and features saving and playback via SDHC cards. You can trigger audio samples directly from sixteen pads, making it easy to expand your productions with loops, backing tracks, one-shots, vocal phrases, sound FX, and more. The samples load instantly, and you can use the four pad banks and clipboard function to rearrange your samples as needed. It's possible to sample the internal sounds or external sources via the audio inputs, and you can play back WAV, AIFF, or MP3 files. A variety of editing features allow for tweaking the samples, and the pads can be used for other functions such as muting parts, entering numeric values, and more.

A large selection of effects can be used with both the sounds and sequencer tracks. Independent MFX engines are available for all sixteen parts of a Studio Set, with each MFX engine containing sixty-seven different effects types, with an additional option of a vocoder when MFX are used with part one. Six separate COMP+EQ processors are dedicated for individual drum sounds, while global EQ, chorus, and reverb are available for any parts as needed. With the TFX (Total Effects), you can also process the entire output of the instrument with effects such as DJ FX Looper, Isolator, and many others. All the effects can be tweaked in real time via the Sound Modify knobs. The Roland FA-06 ships with an SD card, an SD card protector, an AC adapter, and a power cord.

  • Music workstation designed to maximize your creative flow
  • Light, mobile body with 61-note, velocity-sensitive keyboard
  • Over 2000 sounds from the flagship INTEGRA-7 sound module, including SuperNATURAL synthesizer and acoustic tones and drums
  • Add more tones via internal wave sound expansion slots
  • SuperNATURAL synth engine is fully compatible with the expansive collection of free INTEGRA-7 synthesizer tones available from Roland's Axial sound library site
  • 16-track sequencer with non-stop loop recording makes it easy to build songs quickly
  • Step recording is available
  • Export your sequencer tracks to an SDHC card as a complete stereo mix, or as multi-track audio or MIDI data for use in your DAW
  • Onboard sampler based on the SP-404SX features 4 banks of 16 pads and direct recording/playback via SDHC cards
  • Studio-quality effects, including sixteen independent MFX engines, six COMP+EQ processors for drums, unique TFX (total effects), and global EQ, chorus, and reverb
  • Tweak tones, effects, and external MIDI devices in real time with six user-assignable Sound Modify knobs
  • Intuitive, streamlined interface with large color LCD
  • Press one button to instantly configure the FA-08 for use with your DAW via USB
  • D-Beam, rhythm pattern, arpeggiator, and chord memory functions to expand your creative palette
  • Guitar/microphone and line input jacks for performing, sampling, and DAW audio recording
  • Dedicated input reverb provides ambience for performing/recording
  • USB ports for sound expansion data, updates, and audio/MIDI interfacing with a computer
  • MIDI communication with the iPad is possible when using the optional Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit
UPC: 761294504338
In the Box
Roland FA-06 Music Workstation
  • External Power Supply
  • Power Cable
  • SD Card
  • SD Card Protector
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty on Labor
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    Roland FA-06 specs

    Keyboard
    Keyboard 61 keys (with velocity)
    Sound Generator
    Maximum Polyphony 128 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
    Parts 16 parts
    Tones SuperNATURAL Acoustic
    SuperNATURAL Synth
    SuperNATURAL Drum Kit
    PCM Synth
    PCM Drum Kit
    (GM2 compatible sounds are included)
    Expansion Slots 2 Slots: The wave expansion slots are rewritable internal waveform memory. You can download data from the Axial sound library site and write it via a USB flash drive into the FA's internal wave memory slot
    Favorite Yes
    Effects Multi-Effects: 16 systems, 68 types (vocoder can be used only on part 1)
    Part EQ: 16 systems
    Drum Part COMP+EQ: 6 systems
    Chorus: 3 types
    Reverb: 6 types
    Master Compressor: This can be changed to Insert FX (78 types)
    Master EQ
    Total Effects (TFX): 29 types
    Mic Input Reverb: 8 types
    Sequencer
    MIDI Tracks 16
    File Format Original, SMF export/import supported, WAV export supported
    Sampler trigger data can be recorded
    Sampler System
    Format 16-bit linear, 44.1 kHz, WAV/AIFF/MP3 import supported
    Maximum Polyphony 8
    Number of Samples 16 Pads x 4 Banks: (for each song)
    Samples cannot be used as wave data for the sound engine
    Other
    Rhythm Patterns Yes
    Arpeggio Yes
    Chord Chord Memory: Yes
    Controllers D-BEAM controller
    Pitch bend/modulation lever
    2 x assignable switches (S1/S2)
    6 x control knobs
    Sample pad
    Tempo knob
    Display 5" graphic color LCD
    External Memory SD Card (SDHC supported)
    Connectors Audio Output
    Headphones: Stereo 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    Main Output (L/MONO, R): 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS
    Sub Output: Stereo 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS

    Audio Input
    Line: Stereo 1/8" / 3.5 mm
    Guitar/Mic: 1/4" / 6.35 mm

    Additional
    Foot Pedal (CTRL 1, CTRL 2, HOLD): 1/4" / 6.35 mm
    MIDI Connectors: 5-pin DIN (in and out)
    USB: For update port
    USB: Computer port (USB high-speed audio/MIDI)
    Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB port that support USB 2.0 high-speed
    DC in jack

    Power Requirements Power Supply: AC adapter
    Current Draw: 1300 mA
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 39.7 x 11.8 x 4.0" / 1,008.0 x 300.0 x 101.0 mm
    Weight 12.6 lb / 5.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 19.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 47.0 x 16.0 x 7.0"

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