All The .WAV sounds
Soundcrafting offers will Import into the Roland Fantom!!!
The synthesis section has all-new waveforms
and room for 4 SRX expansions, while the sampler’s RAM can be
expanded to 544MB, with an inexpensive DIMM chip - enough
memory to use like a digital recorder. The Fantom-X Series is
also the first line of workstation keyboards with a color LCD
The Roland Fantom X6's 2nd most obvious
unique feature is the new, improved 16 rubber Dynamic
pads. Use them for drums, vocals or sounds with the Fanom’s
amazing realtime timestretch, wave edit and chop capability
and its ability to load .WAV/AIFF files right off your
computer. (Of course it samples - analog or digital.) For that
matter use the PC card slot for up to 1 GB storage or even an
external drive. The very cool USB file sharing feature has
been upgraded to also act as an MIDI interface.
Another unique tool is the Skip Back
sampling that always lets you go back in time and capture
whatever you just played. These waveforms immediately draw
themselves on the color display. If you are playing to a
groove, the wave is set to be cut and adjusted by the beat (it
appears on a barline grid).
When you are gazing at the hi-rez LCD screen
you will feel like you are at a powerful computer based
sequencer... and you are! In fact, these keyboards use a new
Roland chip that is their most powerful integrated DSP ever.
The Fantom can record 400,000 note songs, with 480 TPQN. The
sequencer section has been refined. Check out the very cool
“tiled” screen that shows your favorite 16 edit pages,
instantly available from the sample pads. All editing options
exist, with amazing graphics.
Finally you can work in a completely
seamless world of audio/MIDI without feeling like you are at
an office terminal. Of course, you can instantly store all
your work to your home computer if that is convenient. Also
the arpeggiator is completely programmable with the coolest
display screens around.
We’ve left the sounds for last, but they may
be the Fantom’s strong suit. With 128 meg of over 1400 classic
Roland waveforms, and room for 4 64 SRX expansion boards,
every sound you need is at your fingertips. One piano patch
alone, boasts over 700 samples (4 stereo samples for EACH
On the back panel you will find 4 Line
outputs (2 stereo or 4 mono), stereo Line input and 24-bit S/PDIF