Roland Fantom-X6 61-Key Sampling Workstation  

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Synthesis and sampling power like you've never encountered with Roland's most powerful synthesis chip ever!

The Roland Fantom-X6 61-Key Sampling Workstation has 61 full-sized keys, 128 voices, and seamless integration of audio and MIDI. And you get beautiful new ROM waves and sampling, plus realtime time-stretch capability. 128MB wave ROM includes 88 key split piano and more. 32MB sample RAM expandable to 544MB with optional DIMMs. Innovations such as color LCD screen, skip back sampling that retrieves what you just played as a sample, dynamic pad bank with 16 velocity-sensitive pads and aftertouch, as well as V-LINK for triggering and manipulating video clips. 3 MFX processors plus dedicated reverb, chorus, and mastering processor. USB port for MIDI, WAV/AIFF file exchange and 4X SRX expansion. PC card slot for backing up samples and data with up to 1GB capacity. Roland gives you 4 mono or 2 stereo line outs, stereo line in, and 24-bit S/PDIF I/O with the Fantom-X6.

Features

  • 61 full-sized keys
  • 128 voices
  • Seamless integration of audio and MIDI
  • Realtime time-stretch capability
  • 128MB wave ROM
  • 88 key split piano
  • 32MB sample RAM expandable to 544MB
  • Color LCD screen
  • Skip back sampling
  • 16 velocity-sensitive pads with aftertouch
  • V-LINK for triggering and manipulating video
  • 3 MFX processors
  • Dedicated reverb, chorus, and mastering processor
  • USB port for MIDI and WAV/AIFF file exchange
  • PC card slot with up to 1GB capacity
  • 4 mono or 2 stereo line outs
  • Stereo line in

If you're ready to break out of your performance shell, get down with the new Fantom.

 
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(51 of 85 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What more could you need

By RDM

from Kennewick

While I am a skilled guitarist I am not a skilled keyboard player, however this X6 is not only turning me into one quickly, but it has taken my sound to a new level. I originally bought the Juno just so I could get some keyboard sounds into my recordings. Problem is I outgrew it very quickly.This is not a toy but rather a serious workstation that will allow you to become a one man band. The learning curve is not as tough as I thought it would be but you will need to build a relationship with it first, I dont think even by next year I will know all of its advanced features. I have only scratched what this can do for me and it still amazes me with some of the things it does.I added a couple of SRX sample boards to get some more sounds into the unit (World and Ultimate Keys..highly recommended) and I couldn't be happier with it. The sounds are very professional and are the best I have ever heard from any keyboard. I wish I would have taken more time to save the money for this unit in the first place, a great investment for the price.

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(69 of 107 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Beast with Keys

By Torcher

from Illinois

I am not the best producer by any means so with that being said you know a beginner has a chance at this if you have have a little knowledge with music equipmentThe best thing about this keyboard is the sounds. Roland have the best music equipment by farthey are made sturdy, easy to use, and pro sound and thats all you need.

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(54 of 95 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great accoustic piano sounds but weak on strings and brasses

By Don Mendoza

from Los Angeles, California

I owned several keyboards for the past 10 yrs. I tried Korg N364, Korg X5, Roland XP80, Roland XP30, and I can confidently recommend this Fantom X6 for Professional Musicians. I bought mine last November. The Piano patches are awesome, not to mention that it has a piano button function which will allow you to access easily, accoustic piano sounds and rhodes in real time. Sequencer mode is very easy to use, thanks to the colored monitor for ease of navigation and editing. The only disadvantage I can say is it has only one big band brass patch that i like. Same thing with string patches. XP Series has a better Rhodes sounds. Thats why when I use this keyboard on a live performance, I use it together with my XP30. These two will be a good combination. I think Fantom X6 is not enough without another keyboard, but another option is to try SRX expansion boards to add some more flavors on brass patches, strings, and Electric Piano or Rhodes. Sampler is very easy to use and very powerful. Roland Fantom X6 is a great choice!!!!

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(61 of 100 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FANTOM

By J-DUB-wOO16

from Gary, Ind

I will give the Fantom a 10 star rating if i could. This machine is a BEAST. it took me no longer than a 2 days to learn how to use it. I did a beat in no more than 20 min. I would reccommend it to anybody amatuer or pro.

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(131 of 174 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Synth, sonic for all novice and professional players alike!

By Matt-kJohm

from California

The Roland Fantom X is by far ONE of the most powerful synths I have ever seen. The sounds on it are breath-taking. Just the Concert Grand sound patch alone is quite magnificent, it has more of a studio CD quality sound rather than Triton Extreme's brighter, livelier/performance-ish sound quality. (Although I definitely admit the Triton X-treme is very breath-taking as well). The organs are so stellarly galactic. Control them in real time with those four assignable, versatile knobs. You can select either of the three MFX processor programs; and from there select your effects such as rotary modeling, phasing, ring-modulation. If you want to stabilize the overdrive effects or resonance modulation, go to one of the other MFX processors and tweak the 3-band compression graphic equalizer. The LCD display may not be touch-based by fingers like that found on the Triton Extreme, but you can select your options, assignable effects, and oscillation sources, and other things by using the bank keys below the screen by looking at the corresponding control settings on the screen with the key pads at the bottom. Another plus for Roland is that when when you originally select menu for preset sounds(patches), the categories of patches are listed in organized categories such as: percussion, strings, malet, acoustic pianos, E.pianos, organs, synths, etc.) From there you can pretty much figure it out. Although I did not do well at the sequencer section, the dynamic pads are inquisitively unique. The custom drum sounds on the pads are so realistic, you may want to fire your drummer,just kidding. The drums are super! If you are planning to create or compose a song/song ideas and show it to your band mates of what the song/composition is going to be like and how you're going to jam things out, the sampler, dynamic pad, and sequencer are great tools to keep great ideas instead of having to recreate those ideas in your head all over again. I do hear reviews that say the Roland Fantom X skimps out in insert effects compared to the Triton Extreme, but me being a novice keyboard player, I think these features and functions are good enough for me. The D-beam controller is like the equivalent of a ribbon controller found on the Triton. The D-beam uses hand-motion sensory in the air, whereas the ribbon controller uses physical sliding contact with your fingers. Roland has done a good job, especially with sounds and functions. If you are a novice like I am, or if you are a professional player, you're in for quite a treat. Got to check this beast out. Awesome! You'll be amazed.

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