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Roland Fantom

Roland Fantom
Manufacturer: Roland

Model: Fantom

Website: Roland US

The Fantom is Roland's next-generation workstation. Every aspect of this 76-note keyboard - from its simplified user interface and sequencer to its variable arpeggiator and Rhythm generator - has been thoughtfully designed to keep the music flowing. And with its expandable XV-Series sound engine and digital outputs, the Fantom has everything you could ever want in a workstation keyboard - except the work.

The Fantom Concept

The idea behind the Fantom workstation is simple: Create an environment that fuses the previously disparate worlds of composition and performance, allowing you to capture and develop ideas quickly. To this end, the Fantom includes powerful and expressive XV-Series synthesis with studio-quality effects, inspiring realtime features and a sleek user interface for streamlined operation. Put simply, this is the compositional tool you’ve been waiting for.

Built from the Best

The creative process begins with the Fantom’s 64-voice, 16-part multitimbral sound source—the same engine used in the Roland XV-5080. This ultra-expressive architecture can use up to four stereo Tones per Patch, giving you unprecedented realism, spaciousness and depth. In all, there are 1,024 Patches (640 Preset Patches, 128 User Patches and 256 GM2 sounds), plus 29 Rhythm Sets at the ready. And the Fantom’s sounds are full of life, thanks to the endless modulation routings afforded by Matrix Control—all of which beg to be tweaked with the Fantom’s realtime controllers. A 76-note keyboard with Roland’s best synth action, plus velocity and channel aftertouch gives you room to play as expressively as you like, while improved 24-bit D/A converters and S/PDIF digital outputs (coaxial and optical) make the Fantom Roland's best-sounding workstation ever.

An Effects Powerhouse

With three independent effects processors (Reverb, Chorus and M-FX), chances are you can forget about your outboard gear. To start, the Fantom delivers professional reverb based on Roland’s SRV-3030 24-bit Digital Reverb Processor. So whether adding a bit of ‘verb to a grand piano or drum set, you’ll get silky-smooth reverberation down to the last tail. Speaking of smooth, Fantom’s dedicated chorus processor is all it takes to thicken up anything from Rhodes to strings. And with 90 multi-effects algorithms—including COSM Amp Modeling, a triplet-based Shuffle Delay, Lo-Fi processing, Slicer, 3D effects and more—you can sculpt your sounds in any way desired.

Expandable to Over 200MB of Sounds

While the Fantom’s massive wave memory is stock with just about every sound imaginable, it’s nice to know you’ve got options. To this end, the Fantom is equipped with two SRX-Series expansion slots and an SR-JV80-Series slot, giving you access to one of the largest sound libraries available—without the hassles and load time of CD-ROMs. Each SRX-Series board is equivalent to 64MB of the finest sounds available—from concert pianos to strings, drums and more. And with nearly 20 SR-JV80-Series titles, you can cover just about any musical genre from Latin to world music, hip-hop, house and more.


  • 76-note workstation designed to integrate performance and composition
  • Professional XV-5080 sound engine with 64 voices and 16 multitimbral parts
  • 1,024 Patches (640 Preset, 128 User and 256 GM2 sounds), plus 29 rhythm sets
  • New variable arpeggiator and Rhythm generator with realtime control via knobs, buttons and light-sensing D-Beam
  • "Always-active" high-resolution sequencer with Realtime Phrase Sequencing
  • Large, angled LCD display with soft keys for faster, more intuitive operation
  • 24-bit reverb, plus chorus and 90 multi-effects like COSM Amp Modeling
  • Expandable via two SRX- and one SR-JV80-Series Wave Expansion Board(s)
  • Superb sound quality with 24-bit D/A converters and S/PDIF digital outputs
  • Sleek titanium chassis with low-profile floppy drive for storing User data

Fantom Specifications:

Synthesizer Section
Keyboard :76-key, velocity sensitive and channel aftertouch
Maximum Polyphony :64 voices
Number of Multitimbral Parts :16
Memory Capacity Perform. :Internal 64, User 64
Memory Capacity Multi Timbr. :Internal 16, User 16
Memory Capacity Patches :Internal 640 + 250 (General MIDI 2), User 128
Memory Capacity Rhythm Sets :Internal 16 + 9 GM2, User 16
Sequencer Section
Data Storage :3.5" Micro Floppy Disk (MF-2DD/2HD)
Data Format :MRC Pro, Standard MIDI File (Format 0/1)
Tracks :16 Phase Tracks (16 MIDI Channels per Track) + 1 Tempo Track + 1 Pattern Track (100 patterns can be created in a track) + 1 Beat Track
Resolution :480 clocks per quater note
Internal Memory :120,000 notes
External MFD :99 Songs or 120,000 notes per disk
Max. Length of Song :9998 measures
Display :320 x 240 backlit LCD
Connectors :Mix Output (Stereo or Indiv. 1-2), Direct Output (Stereo or Indiv. 3-4), Hold, Pedal 1/2, Phones, MIDI IN / OUT / THRU, Digital Output S/P DIF (COAX&OPTICAL)
Dimensions :1268(W) x 400(D) x 115(H) mm (50" x 16" x 4")
Weight :14.8kg (32 lbs 11 oz)

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