Roland Fantom-6 Synthesizer Keyboard

Roland Fantom-6 Synthesizer Keyboard

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The Roland Fantom 6 is a hugely powerful all-in-one Expandable Workstation Keyboard, Synthesizer and Sequencer designed to serve as the new creative hub of your stage and studio setup.

A versatile, powerful synthesizer for any musical scenario

The Fantom 6 fuses a seamless workflow with Roland’s very latest sound engines, and deep computer integration to spawn their most powerful keyboard to date. Created to meet the workflow and needs of today’s most demanding professional musicians, the new Fantom series was designed in a unique way that allows continuous development and expansion with new Roland content and technologies. This means the Fantom can provide users with a future proof platform capable of complex live performances, creative studio production and song writing in one slick package.

The Fantom-6 hardware features Roland's most expressive 61-note keybed yet, with a semi-weighted action and channel aftertouch, while its synthesizer editing controls are High-Resolution with 1024 steps of adjustment for precise control over your sounds. There is a huge amount of connectivity available with XLR/Jack Audio Inputs and Outputs and options that allow Fantom to interface with computers, MIDI devices, and analog equipment via CV/Gate.

These features place Fantom as the central hub in your setup; opening up new creative dimensions and effects as you play, easily tailored via an intuitive touch screen interface and comprehensive control panel.

Powerful ZEN-Core DSP Sound Engine

Fantom features Roland’s latest and most powerful sound engine; Zen-Core. Leveraging decades of research and development, Zen-Core uses cutting edge Virtual Analog Modelling, PCM Synthesis techniques and lush DSP effects to dish out inspiring and authentic electronic, acoustic, and hybrid sounds by the bucketload.

Fantom packs a DSP punch, powered by 4x Roland Behaviour Modelling Core (BMC) Chips. This means players can focus on music, not rationing processing power. It’s possible to run 16 parts at once, each with its own effects, complete with full patch remain for seamless transitions. There’s never any worrying about audio dropouts between patch changes on stage or limits on creating complex patches.

Zen-Core is a platform that allows users to combine different sound engines built upon its framework covering multiple synthesis and sampling technologies for new and unusual sounds, while also letting them take advantage of new sound expansions and capabilities as they arrive.

Roland Fantom 6 Key Features:

  • Powerful Hybrid Workstation, Synthesizer and Sequencer
  • 61 Keys (Semi-weighted Keyboard and Channel Aftertouch)
  • ZEN-Core, V-Piano, SuperNATURAL and Model Expansion Sound Engines
  • 2GB Memory for user Samples, Multi-Sampled Instruments and Expansions
  • 7" Wide VGA Colour Touch Screen Graphic Display
  • Over 3,500 Tones, Over 90 Drum kits
  • Combine 16 Tones at once – internal or external sounds
  • Comprehensive DSP Multi-Effects and Stereo Analog Filter
  • 16 Channel MIDI Patter Sequencer with TR-Rec Step Editing
  • Pad Sampler with 16 Pads x 4 Banks
  • Rhythm Pattern, Arpeggiator and Chord Memory
  • Hi-Res Synth Editing Controls – 1024 Steps of Resolution
  • Assignable Controllers, Sliders, Wheels and Function Knobs
  • Built-in 16 x 3 Stereo Audio Interface
  • Dual CV/Gate and Soft Synth Integration
  • USB Connectivity with Memory Slot and External MIDI Control
  • Built with robust metal and High-Grade components

Return of the Fantom - A Legend, Re-Born

Originally introduced in 2004, the original Roland Fantom-X workstation set a new benchmark for large-scope keyboards for the stage and studio. The new Fantom series elevates the design, sonic potential and usability with the modern musician firmly in mind. The Roland Fantom now embeds itself as a viable industry standard for stage performers and studio session musicians that want a do-it-all keyboard with unrivalled potential.
The new Fantom series boasts a purposeful design and built from premium materials. It is made of tough metal with high-grade components throughout. Everything about it is sturdy and built to withstand the perils of live gigs and life on the road.

From the slight curvature of the top-panel labels for rear connections, to the informative RGB-lit controls and buttons, FANTOM facilitates creativity and eliminates frustration. This is a decade in the making, with no stone left unturned by the keyboard master designers at Roland!

Create Quicker

The focus of the Fantom-6 is primarily on pro musicians being able to create and play without diving into complex menus. Your sounds, patterns, and performance layouts are arranged into custom creative spaces called Scenes. A Scene can be an entire song, section of a song, or a starting point with your favourite sounds laid out just how you like. Scenes can be chained together and changed instantly with no gaps or glitches.
By removing the technical limitations and streamlining the 'modeless' user interface, Roland have designed Fantom to always run in a creative mode. It can be fully customized and instantly reconfigured in an unlimited number of ways, allowing you to craft a truly unique signature sound.

Furthermore, Fantom also comes equipped with RGB pads, a classic TR-REC style sequencer, real-time pattern recording with piano-roll editing, and a grid for recording and launching clips. You can create patterns on Fantom in a variety of ways, including real and step-time polyphonic sequencing. The TR-REC pattern sequencer is perfect for rhythmic parts - as used on Roland's iconic drum machines like the TR-808 and TR-909.

With the intuitive top-panel interface and touch screen, Fantom is ready to roll whenever inspiration strikes.

Sonic Superpower

Powered by 4x Roland Behaviour Modelling Core (BMC) DSP processors that offer an incredible amount of processing power, Fantom features multiple different sound engines covering all musical styles and with a boot up time of under 40 seconds for peace of mind in high pressure situations.

Zen-Core Synthesizer System

Zen-Core is built upon Roland's rich synthesizer legacy that includes some of the most influential synths of all time, and in Fantom it combines Roland latest and greatest digital technologies into one musical hub with unlimited potential.

The Zen-Core synth engine combines virtual analog modelling, PCM synthesis, high-quality DSP effects and 256-note polyphony to offer a stunning selection of sounds covering all musical types and fantastic sound design potential.

A Zen-Core tone is based on partials. Each partial starts with a discrete synth voice - complete with oscillator, filter, amplifier, dual LFO and effects. You can have up to four partials in a single tone, and a Scene can contain up to 16 tones for complex layers, splits, and sequenced parts. This means a since Scene can offer up to 64-oscillators and 128 LFO’s all operating at once!

V-Piano Technology

Considered by many as the king of instruments, acoustic piano sits at the heart of the creative process for composers across a range of musical genres. FANTOM contains Roland's famous V-Piano technology which uses cutting edge modelling techniques to re-create the true sound and feel of an acoustic Grand Piano without the use of samples and with unlimited polyphony.

As used on Roland's industry-standard Stage Pianos like the RD-2000, the Fantom's gorgeous Piano sound becomes a centrepiece attraction for songwriters, stage performers and more.

SuperNatural Acoustic

Fantom features a wide selection of SuperNatural acoustic instrument sounds that combine high resolution instrument samples with behaviour modelling for incredibly lifelike performance. Strings, choirs, harps, solo brass, keys and woodwind tones truly come to life like never before.

Model Expansions

To say Roland have made some of the most influential synths of all time is no understatement. Model Expansions for Fantom bring some of their most sought-after synths right under your fingertips. Complete and authentic recreations of Jupiter-8, Juno-106, JX-8P and SH-101 are available for Fantom to download from the Roland Cloud platform, free to Fantom owners for a limited time. Featuring both modern and original pre-sets, combine these classic sounds in Scenes with the luxury of more polyphony and expanded parameter ranges.

Multi-Sampling

Sample to the keyboard, pads or direct to the 2GB internal memory to create your custom sampled sounds. Fantom allows you to create detailed multi-samples with up to 4 layers and 352 samples per tone! Use the free SoundFont convertor software from the Roland website to convert your existing SF2 sample libraries to use within Fantom.

32-Band Vocoder

No live keys performance is complete without an incredible Vocoder and the Fantom 32-band Vocoder delivers this in abundance. Connect a microphone direct to the Fantom’s twin XLR inputs to get started (48V Phantom Power built is supported).

Expand and Collaborate

A true unique benefit of being part of the Roland Zen-Core Synthesizer System is that sounds made using this sound engine can be shared between compatible Roland hardware and software products that feature the same technology. This makes collaboration between musicians easier than ever, and means the Fantom can be greatly enhanced and expanded with new sounds over time. Over 50 new sound packs are already available via Roland Cloud covering all kinds of styles and genres with many more to come. As an expandable platform, the Fantom is being actively developed for by Roland with new features and technologies being added at regular intervals.

Expressive Playability

The new Fantom Series employs Roland's most expressive keybeds to date, with this 61-note model utilising a brand new semi-weighted key action. The way an instrument feels under your fingers, and how it helps you express yourself, is vital. Roland Fantom focuses on the experience of playing, from its immersive keyboard action, to its arsenal of performance controls.

Seamless USB Integration

FANTOM doesn’t just work with computers - it fully integrates. Under the hood sits a high-quality 16x3 Stereo audio interface, making recording audio clips and ideas a breeze. Fantom can also control DAWs and plugins from its 7" Colour Touchscreen. It can integrate soft synths into Scenes, and send parts composed on FANTOM directly to your DAW.

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Realistic Tone Wheel Organ and Seamless Ableton Live Integration

Impressively emulating tonaility of a real tone wheel organ, the FANTOM'S newly added Virtual ToneWheel engine is an evolution of the renown Roland VK organ series. Showcasing several tonewheel types with tweakable percussion, key click, leakage and much more, this virtual tone wheel comes with a rotary effect to ensure an authentic hands on performance at all times.

That's not all though as FANTOM now comes with native integration with Ableton Live, so your workflow is more seamless than ever.

View and launch clips within Live's sessions, access and tweak parameters effortlessly, ensuring your creative juices are always flowing without restrictions!

Roland Fantom-6 Specifications:

  • Keyboard: 61 Keys (Semi-weighted Keyboard and Channel Aftertouch)
  • Sound Generator: ZEN-Core*, Various MODEL Sound Generators, V-Piano Technology, SuperNATURAL Acoustic - *Zen-Core Tones can be imported and exported
  • Expansion: EXZ Series, EXSN Series, EXM Series - *The expansion are rewriteable internal sound generator memory. Download data from Roland Cloud and write to a USB flash drive into the FANTOM’s internal memory.
  • Parts: 16 Zones (Internal + External)
  • Scenes: 128 Scenes x 4 Bank - *The Scenes can be imported and exported
  • Tones: Over 3,500 Tones, Over 90 Drum kits
  • Tone Remain: 16 Parts (16 Zones / 16 Scenes) * Tone remain does not apply to V-Piano technology sounds
  • Favourite: Rating System: 4 Steps (0-3)
  • Tone Search / Scene Search: Rating, Character

Effects

  • Multi-Effects: 16 systems, 90 types
  • Part EQ: 16 systems
  • Drum Part COMP: 6 systems
  • Insertion Effect: 2 System, 90 Type
  • TFX: 1 System, 90 Types
  • Input MFX: 2 Systems (in parallel), 90 Types
  • Chorus: 8 types
  • Reverb: 6 types
  • Master Compressor
  • Master EQ
  • Input Reverb: 7 types
  • Input EQ: 2 Systems (in parallel)
  • Stereo Analog Filter Type: LPF1/LPF2/LPF3/HPF/BPF/Bypass with Drive and Amp
  • Vocoder: Band 13, 20, 32 mono/stereo. 10 Pre-set settings, 20 user settings.
  • Scene Chain
  • Chain: 16 Scenes x 32 pages (total 512 Scenes) per 1 Chain set. 100 sets.
  • Marker: 62 (0-9, A-Z, a-z) per 1 Chain Set.

Sequencer

  • MIDI Tracks: 16(Internal/External)
  • Group: 16
  • Pattern: 8 (per each Track)
  • Pattern Length: 32 mesures
  • Recording Method: Realtime recording, Step recording, TR-REC
  • Editing Method: Piano Roll Edit (Touch Edit Suport / Automation Support), Microscope
  • Song: 1 per scene
  • File Format: Original, SMF export/import supported *Sample trigger data can be recorded

Sampler - Keyboard Multisample

  • Format: 16/24-bit linear, 44.1/48kHz, WAV/AIFF import supported
  • Number of samples: 8000
  • Number of multisamples: 128
  • Sampling time: 2min 44secs (Max for 1 sample) – total of 2GB memory (shared with expansions). Multisample can import/export as Zen-Core tone
  • Sampler – Pad Sampler
  • Format: 16-bit linear, 44.1/48kHz, WAV/AIFF import supported
  • Maximum Polyphony: 8
  • Number of Samples: 16 Pads x 4 Banks
  • Sampling time: Max 60 minutes (equivalent to 660mb) – total of 2GB memory (shared with expansions)
  • Other
  • Rhythm Pattern
  • Arpeggiator
  • Chord Memory
  • Motion Pad
  • PAD Mode function
  • CV/Gate Control: 2x CV/Gate or 3x CV/1Gate

Controllers

  • Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
  • Assignable Switch x 2 (S1/S2)
  • Control Knob x 8
  • Slider x 8
  • USB Audio Slider
  • Wheel x 2
  • Function Knob x 6
  • Sound Modified Knob x 11 – 1024 step support
  • 4 x 4 Pad
  • Display: Graphic Type, 7", Wide VGA (800 x 480 dots), backlit LCD (Color/Touch screen)

Connectors

  • Headphones Jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type
  • MAIN OUT Jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
  • MAIN OUT Jacks (L, R) (XLR type)
  • SUB OUT1 Jacks (L, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
  • SUB OUT2 Jacks (L, R) (1/4-inch phone type)
  • ANALOG OUTPUT Jacks (1,2)(1/4-inch phone type)
  • Mic/Line Input Jacks: (1,2) (1/4 inch phone type/XLR type)
  • 2 x CV OUT, 2x GATE OUT
  • FOOT PEDAL Jacks (HOLD, CTRL1,CTRL2,CTRL3)
  • MIDI connectors (IN, OUT1, OUT2/THRU)
  • USB MEMORY Port
  • USB COMPUTER Port (AUDIO/MIDI)
  • 3 x External Device Port
  • External Memory: USB Flash drive slot (sold separately)
  • Power Supply: AC 117-240V 50/60Hz
  • Power Consumption: 50 W
  • Dimensions: 1,084mm (W) x 403mm (D) x 106mm (H)
  • Weight: 15.3 kg (33 lbs 12 oz)

Accessories

  • Owner's manual
  • Power Cord
  • Options (sold separately)
  • Keyboard Stand: KS-10Z, KS-12
  • Pedal Switch: DP series, RPU-3
  • Expression Pedal: EV-5
  • USB Flash drive (*)

* Use a commercially available USB flash drive. However, we cannot guarantee that all commercially available USB flash drives will work.

More Information
Manufacturer Roland
SKU 306168
Shipping Weight (kg) 20.100000
Effects Stereo Analog Filter
MPN FANTOM-6
Number of Keys 61 keys
Key Action Semi-Weighted
Synthesis Type V-Piano Technology

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