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Roland FANTOM-08 88-key Synthesizer

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88-Key 16-part Multitimbral Music Workstation with ZEN-core and SuperNATURAL Tone Generators, VTW Organ, Sequencer, Sampler, and Multi-FX Engine
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For over 20 years, Roland FANTOM workstations have offered cutting-edge keyboard technology that eliminates the gap between performance instruments and studio workstations. Now, Music Experience is excited to offer the FANTOM-08, Roland’s most intuitive and powerful FANTOM yet! Featuring the same inspiring production tools and deep computer integration as Roland’s flagship FANTOM keyboards, the FANTOM-08 is a value-packed creative hub that puts an intuitive, streamlined, and unconstrained musical powerhouse at your fingertips. With its advanced 16-part multitimbral sound engine, featuring ZEN-Core and SuperNATURAL tone generators, the FANTOM-08 is packed with a wealth of stunningly realistic acoustic and electronic sounds. Plus, it gives you access to a massive supply of sound-shaping options to construct custom patches limited only to your imagination. Get ready to enter an endless universe of sonic exploration with the FANTOM-08!

Roland FANTOM-08 88-key Synthesizer at a Glance:

  • 16-part multitimbral music workstation keyboard
  • 88-note, velocity-sensitive, PHA-4 progressive hammer-action keybed with escapement
  • Fluid workflow no confusing modes, technical limitations, or sonic compromises
  • Expandable ZEN-Core sound engine delivers authentic acoustic and electronic instruments
  • Modern hybrid sounds combining PCM, virtual analog, and routable digital filter
  • Roland's SuperNATURAL technology for breathtaking realism and expression
  • Scenes contain parameters for all 16 layers, plus patterns and effects
  • Deep integration with your DAW and plug-ins
  • Onboard 16 x 2 stereo audio interface
  • 1 mic input; 2 line inputs
  • Clip-based multitrack sequencing with pattern recording and triggering
  • Updated TR-REC sequencer inspired by classic Roland drum machines
  • Massive DSP for robust polyphony and seamless patch transitions
  • LCD touchscreen
  • Onboard FX engine
  • Balanced main outputs
  • MIDI In/Out
  • USB memory port and USB computer port with MIDI/audio over USB
  • 3 pedal jacks

A formidable sonic arsenal

The FANTOM-08 is fortified with an arsenal of inspiring, authentic electronic, acoustic, and hybrid sounds. Its powerful, versatile, and expandable sound engine draws on decades of industry-leading Roland technology, letting you combine various synthesis and sampling technologies along with the onboard digital filter for new cutting-edge sounds and the ability to take advantage of new sound expansions and capabilities as they become available. The FANTOM-08 nails coveted instruments from Roland's vaunted legacy of genre-defining synths while blazing new synthesis frontiers. At the FANTOM-08's core are Roland's custom Behavior Modeling Chips, powering the instrument with smooth, precise control, massive polyphony, and full patch remain for seamless transitions.

Creativity without compromise

With no confusing modes, technical limitations, or sonic compromises to derail your creative process, FANTOM-08 fuels your creativity with its fast, fluid workflow. Its creative process facilitates and enhances the way modern musicians work by providing intuitive compositional tools, instant-recall creative environments, and deep integration with your DAW. Forget about having to remember which features work in which mode — the FANTOM-08 is always in creative mode.

Make the Scene

Whenever you enter your creative zone, the FANTOM-08 is ready with custom creative spaces called scenes that contain your sounds, clips, patterns, and performance layouts — all triggerable with a single touch. A scene can be a complete song, a segment of a song, or merely a starting point with your sounds arranged just the way you want them. You can chain scenes together or swap them out instantly — with no glitches or gaps.

Classic TR-REC pattern sequencer

FANTOM is a self-contained, 16-part multitimbral music composition platform designed for rapid creation and fluid arrangement. You can create patterns on the FANTOM-08 in a variety of ways, including step- and real-time polyphonic sequencing or the TR-REC pattern sequencer — ideal for rhythmic parts — as on Roland's iconic drum machines. The cornerstone of dance music is the step sequencer, none more classic than the 16-step TR-REC found in drum machines like the TR-808, TR-909, and the TR-8S. FANTOM’s onboard TR-REC sequencer is completely updated with sub steps for ratcheted parts, motion control for per-step automation, and support for chords.

Clip-based sequencing

Also at your fingertips are 16 RGB performance pads, real-time recording with piano-roll editing, and a grid for recording and launching clips. You can use any or all of these tools at any time to realize your musical goals. Build up tracks easily and quickly by arranging groups of clips. Record drums, bass lines, pads, and melodies into clips and trigger them separately or in scenes. This is an expeditious way to compose — and perfect for triggering backing tracks onstage.

Sonic superpower

The FANTOM-08 synth engine is based on Partials. Each Partial comprises a discrete synth voice, complete with oscillator, filter, amplifier, dual LFO, and effects. You can pack up to four Partials into a single Tone, and up to 16 Tones in a scene, which makes for mind-boggling complex layers, splits, and sequenced parts. With all this firepower, you can focus on creating music, not conserving processing power; you won’t have to concern yourself with how many effects you can use or if you can change sounds seamlessly without affecting complex patches. With the massive power available in FANTOM-08's engine room, you can run all 16 parts concurrently with all available effects and full patch remain.

Stunningly authentic sounds

To achieve its stunningly authentic acoustic and electronic sounds, FANTOM runs digital modeling, sampling, and analog synthesis technologies simultaneously. You can sample your own sounds and trigger up to two gigabytes of loops and one-shots from the onboard performance pad matrix. For extra warmth and grit, there’s also a digital filter that's completely routable, and you can even mix your favorite soft synths with the FANTOM-08’s internal sounds. For countless composers cross-genre, the piano is the heart of the creative process. The FANTOM-08 incorporates Roland's advanced SuperNATURAL technology that meticulously models the components of the instrument and lets you fine-tune them to craft pianos that match your personal taste and respond just like their acoustic counterparts.

Masterful connectivity

While the FANTOM-08 is jaw-droppingly powerful in and of itself, its beastly power grows exponentially when connected to other equipment such as computers or analog synthesizers. The FANTOM-08's tmic input and onboard 16 x 2 stereo audio interface let you record studio-quality sound and route it to and from your DAW. The FANTOM-08 is also a masterful MIDI control surface for your DAW and plug-ins, letting you adjust parameters right from FANTOM's touchscreen. Mix and layer soft synths with the FANTOM-08’s internal sounds, and route them through FANTOM-08’s digital filter section.

What Roland Says...

FANTOM-0 brings your creative world together, combining the sonic power and fluid workflow of the top-of-the-line FANTOM series in streamlined instruments that go everywhere your inspiration takes you.

          Extraordinary sounds.

          FANTOM-0 includes thousands of professional sounds from Roland’s immense, trendsetting library, with further expansion available through Roland Cloud. Create with synthesizers and rhythm sounds that have defined entire musical genres. Build organic compositions with pianos and other acoustic instruments. Or shape sounds of the future with FANTOM-0’s deep array of modern synthesis tools.

          Inspiring playability.

          Every FANTOM-0 model feels fantastic under your fingers with responsive custom keyboards and loads of high-res controls. Choose from the 61-note FANTOM-06 or 76-note FANTOM-07 and their synth-action keyboards. Or go for a weighted-action experience with the FANTOM-08 and its 88 ultra-responsive keys.

          Build songs in a flash.

          Designed for non-stop music creation, FANTOM-0 lets you shape sounds and make music without interrupting the flow. With the hands-on knobs and sliders, color touchscreen, quick sampling features, and clip-based sequencer, every session with FANTOM-0 is inspiring, productive, and fun.

          Your creative hub.

          FANTOM-0 slides seamlessly into modern production setups with a built-in 4x32 USB audio interface, while native integration with Logic Pro, MainStage, and Ableton Live lets you interact with the software using the touchscreen and hardware controls. Going further, you can freely combine soft synths with FANTOM-0’s onboard sounds and interface with your favorite MIDI hardware via the dedicated MIDI output.

          Make music everywhere.

          FANTOM-0 instruments are easy to carry from your home studio setup to rehearsal rooms and performance stages. They weigh significantly less than most other professional keyboards, thanks to molded body designs that are sleek, attractive, and ultra-rugged.

          Play and produce with Roland’s best.

          Equipped with Roland’s most innovative technologies, FANTOM-0 puts a huge selection of electronic and acoustic sounds at your command. And with a growing range of expansion options from Roland Cloud, you’ll never run out of creative fuel.

          Next-generation synthesis.

          Explore the influential sounds of Roland’s storied past and craft the sounds of tomorrow with the ZEN-Core Synthesis System, our most advanced synth engine to date.

          A grand experience.

          FANTOM-0’s all-new SuperNATURAL pianos play and respond just like their acoustic counterparts, and you have a range of onboard tools to customize them for your style and touch.

          SuperNATURAL power.

          With Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology, you can play nearly any acoustic instrument imaginable with unparalleled sound quality and authentic articulations and response.

          Organic organ.

          Evolved from our famous VK organ series, the Virtual ToneWheel engine faithfully emulates the sound-generating process of a real tone wheel organ, backed by quick-fire playability and direct control with the touchscreen, sliders, and knobs.

          Deep sampling.

          Using FANTOM-0’s intuitive sampling tools, you can easily expand and personalize your musical palette by capturing internal sounds, hardware devices, DAW tracks, and more.

          Expand your vision.

          With Roland Cloud, you can dive even deeper into the historic and ever-evolving world of Roland synthesizers. Model Expansions let you infuse FANTOM-0 with the authentic sounds and unique characteristics of the JUPITER-8, JUNO-106, and other vintage icons. And with the growing selection of Wave Expansions, Sound Packs, Sample Packs, and more, you’ll always keep your music sounding fresh. To get started, you can download 15 Wave Expansions and 10 Sound Packs at no charge from Roland Cloud when you purchase a FANTOM-0 keyboard.

          No roadblocks. Just pure creation.

          FANTOM-0 supports your music every step of the way with a smooth, rapid workflow that’s completely free of confusing modes and technical frustration. Immensely powerful yet easy to use, FANTOM-0 enables continuous creation with fluid composition tools, instantly recallable setups, deep computer integration, and more.

          Make a scene.

          With custom creative spaces called Scenes, you can store sounds, patterns, performance layouts, templates, and more and recall them with a single touch. A Scene can also be an entire song or section of a song, and they can be chained together and switched seamlessly with no gaps or glitches.

          Sound that moves.

          FANTOM-0 makes it easy to create long evolving passages, modular-style animated textures, and sounds with deeply intricate movement. You have two LFOs per partial and four partials per tone—and since you can stack 16 tones, that’s a staggering 128 LFOs per voice! Step LFOs are also available with 16 steps of beat-synced automation and 35 curve choices per step.

          From spark to fire.

          Different musical genres need diverse production styles and specialized tools. You can capture music in a variety of ways with FANTOM-0, from real-time and step sequencing to the famous TR-REC pattern sequencer inspired by iconic Roland drum machines like the TR-808 and TR-909.

          Get vocal.

          Connect a mic to the rear-panel input and sing in the studio or on stage with high-quality processing from FANTOM-0’s wide-ranging effects. Or fire up the 32-band stereo vocoder and use the expressive power of your voice to create classic VP-style ensemble tones, robot voices, otherworldly textures, and more.

          Instant control.

          FANTOM-0 lets you realize musical ideas as quickly as they come. The color touchscreen provides instant interactive control, and the hi-res knobs deliver organic, ultra-detailed response. There’s also a dedicated synthesizer section with oscillator, filter, and envelope controls, plus buttons and pads for sequencing, triggering, and more.

          Maximum expression.

          Some players like levers or wheels, while others prefer external pedals. With FANTOM-0, you can use any of them—or all of them. And there’s even a dedicated USB device port to extend your workflow with your favorite USB MIDI controller.

          Find the FANTOM-0 synthesizer for you.

          FANTOM-0 brings your creative world together, combining the sonic power and fluid workflow of the top-of-the-line FANTOM series in streamlined instruments that go everywhere your inspiration takes you.

          Roland FANTOM-08 88-key Synthesizer Features:

          • Sounds and features inherited from the flagship FANTOM series
          • Seamless workflow with no confusing modes
          • Light and durable molded body designs for easy transport
          • Play and produce with thousands of electronic and acoustic sounds powered by Roland's advanced ZEN-Core and SuperNATURAL technologies
          • New SuperNATURAL pianos with authentic acoustic grand sound and response
          • Virtual ToneWheel Organ with harmonic bar control and quick-fire playability
          • Deep onboard sampling features
          • Scenes contain settings for all 16 layers plus effects and patterns
          • Clip-based sequencing with instant pattern recording and triggering
          • TR-REC sequencer inspired by classic Roland drum machines
          • Color touchscreen, high-resolution knobs, sliders, RGB performance pads, and dedicated synth control section
          • Pitch/mod lever and illuminated pitch and mod wheels
          • Massive DSP power for plenty of polyphony and smooth sound transitions
          • 4x32 USB audio interface and native integration with Logic Pro, MainStage, and Ableton Live
          • Mic input and powerful onboard vocoder
          • Support for Model Expansions, Sound Packs, Sample Packs, and more from Roland Cloud
          • Comes with 15 Wave Expansions and 10 Sound Packs, available for download from Roland Cloud
          • Compatible with FANTOM Scenes that use ZEN-Core, SuperNATURAL, and Virtual ToneWheel Organ sounds

                  Type Workstation Keyboard
                  Sound Engine Type(s) ZEN-Core, SuperNATURAL, Virtual ToneWheel Organ
                  Number of Keys 76
                  Type of Keys PHA-4 Weighted Hammer Action, Escapement and Ivory Feel
                  Velocity Sensitive Yes
                  Other Controllers Pitchbend/Mod Lever, 2 x Programmable Wheels
                  Pads 16 x Programmable Pads
                  Polyphony 16-part Multitimbral
                  Presets Over 3,500 Tones, Over 90 Drum Kits
                  2 x LFO per partial, 4 partials per tone ; 16-step LFO with 35 curve choices per step
                  Analog Multimode Filter
                  Effects Types 90 x Multi-effects, 7 x Reverb, 9 x Chorus, Master Compressor, EQ
                  Arpeggiator Yes
                  Sequencer TR-REC style 16-track, 8 pattern, 32-step sequencer
                  Sampling 16/24-bit linear, 44.1/48kHz, WAV/AIFF
                  Audio Inputs Line (Mini TRS), Guitar (TS)
                  Audio Outputs 2 x TRS, 1 x TS
                  USB 1 x Type A, 1 x Type B
                  MIDI I/O In/Out
                  Pedal Inputs 1 x 1/4" (hold), 2 x 1/4" (control 1, 2)
                  EXZ, EXSN, EXM Series compatible
                  Chord Memory, Motional Pad, 32-band Stereo Vocoder
                  Power Source AC adapter (included)
                  Height 5.43"
                  Width 54.84"
                  Depth 13.93"
                  Weight 32.68 lbs.
                  Manufacturer Part Number FANTOM 08