Friday, February 22, 2008

Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation

Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation

The Roland Fantom-G6 Workstation is a dream keyboard instrument that redefines the boundaries of playability and creativity. Advanced sound engine, revolutionary ARX SuperNATURAL™ expansion bay, large-sized color LCD, powerful new audio/MIDI sequencer, first-class "Ivory Feel" weighted keys and more make the Fantom-G6 a keyboard to contend with.

Advanced Sound Engine
Driven by a powerful new audio processor, the Roland Fantom-G6 provides new sonic depth and versatility. With twice the wave-ROM capacity of its predecessor, the Fantom-G6 contains a treasure trove of Roland's world-famous SRX-quality sounds. But what really sets the Fantom-G6 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 live workstation.

SuperNATURAL™ ARX Expansion
Fantom-G6 provides ARX slots that accommodate two SuperNATURAL expansion boards. SuperNATURAL is Roland's unique behavior-modeling technology that enables a new level of organic, emotional expression previously unattainable in synthesizers. Applied to traditional-instrument sounds, SuperNATURAL enables the delicate, organic tonal changes and playing nuances of real musical instruments. It's also a powerful tool for electronic and non-traditional sounds, breathing amazing new life and expression into synthesis.

Power Sequencer Onboard
The Fantom-G 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 intergraded audio/MIDI graphical environment. A mouse can be also incorporated for computer-like speed and ease. Other convenient features include combo XLR and TRS connector, phantom power for condenser mics, Hi-Z input for guitar and bass, and line input.

Luxurious Extra-Wide LCD
One look and touch and you'll know that the Fantom-G 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. Front and center is the extra-large 8.5" wide TFT color LCD for enhanced productivity. A first-class assortment of hands- on controls is provided as well, including eight sliders, four knobs, and ten buttons below the LCD.

Amazing FX
Fantom-G is loaded with a state-of-the-art effects engine, with multi-effects available for each Fantom-G sound/part. In 16-part multi-timbre mode, up to 22 effect routings can be used simultaneously. Create complex setups with 16 insert effects per multi-timbral patch group, plus global reverbs and choruses. Mastering effects are provided for polishing songs created with the onboard sequencer.

Roland FANTOM-G6 Workstation Specifications:

* Keyboard: 61 keys, with velocity and channel aftertouch
* Mamimum Polyphony: 128 voices, shared with the sampling section
* Parts: 16 parts (Internal) + 16 parts (External) + 2 parts (ARX)+ 24 parts (Audio Track)
* Wave Memory: 256MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
* Waveforms: 2,153

Preset Memory:
* Patches 1,500 + 256 (GM2)
* Rhythm Sets 64 + 9 (GM2)
* Live Sets 512
* Studio Sets 128

User Memory per one project:
* 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

Data Format: 16-bit linear, .WAV or .AIFF
* Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
* Maximum Sampling Time
* [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.